Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

With over 130 stores situated in the heart of communities across the UK, we recognise that our operations play an important role in the lives of our customers and local communities. As a result, we have a responsible attitude towards both social and environmental issues. Since our first branch opened in 1987, we have been trusted by over one million customers.

The Group is committed to engaging with its local communities and has assisted in a variety of fundraising initiative’s raising money for both national and local charities. The biggest event saw Ramsdens donate their advertising assets at Middlesbrough Football Club to two Teesside charities for a league game against Reading in February 2018.

The names of Teesside Hospice and Butterwick Hospice appeared across the front of Middlesbrough FC player’s shirts as well as a text to donate and win scheme appearing on advertising boards, stadium TV screens and LED perimeter advertising. As a direct result of the charity takeover within the stadium, plus profits from the sale of player’s shirts on eBay, bucket collections and a Boro Legends Sportsman’s Dinner, the charity takeover raised over £18,000.

In addition, through donations of jewellery for raffle prizes and auctions, the Company has also supported MacMillan, Save the Children, Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, Finlay Cooper Foundation, Motor Neurone Disease Association and promoted a matched funding scheme for staff taking part in various fundraising initiatives in their local communities around the country.

We also understand that, as a company, we can help make a difference to the environment. We do this by constantly striving to reduce our carbon footprint through means of recycling as much as we can and using materials from sustainable sources where possible.