OUR PROGRAMME
Environment

The environment we live and work in has a demonstrable impact on our health and well-being.  Our environment programme supports and strengthens the voluntary and community sector through improving the physical environment.

Croydon is one of London’s greenest boroughs and in addition has a catalogue of community spaces. Our programme works with a range of local organisations to deliver environmental team challenges across Croydon.

 

CROYDON STATISTICS
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One of London’s greenest boroughs – 1/3rd green or open land
8%
730ha of woodland making up 8% of the borough
89%
Globalactionplan reported an 89% drop in the capital’s air pollution on the day of the London marathon when the streets were closed off to traffic.

Croydon Commitment Environmental Programme

Our Environmental Programme has been developed in partnership with sustainability think tanks and local stakeholders. It is underpinned by global good practice and local research which directly addresses the needs within Croydon.

Our Environmental Programme has been developed in partnership with sustainability think tanks and local stakeholders. It is underpinned by global good practice and local research which directly addresses the needs within Croydon.

Croydon Commitment Sustainability Team Challenges
Employee volunteering is a complementary way for companies to develop soft skills. A recent report from Benefacto indicated that on average £300 is spent per employee on employee learning and development. Further research by the Social Market Foundation shows that corporate volunteers are more engaged and motivated leading to higher productivity and reduced sick leave. They also showed that 65-80% of employee volunteers increased their skills in teamwork, leadership and communication.
Employee volunteering is a complementary way for companies to develop soft skills. A recent report from Benefacto indicated that on average £300 is spent per employee on employee learning and development. Further research by the Social Market Foundation shows that corporate volunteers are more engaged and motivated leading to higher productivity and reduced sick leave. They also showed that 65-80% of employee volunteers increased their skills in teamwork, leadership and communication.
The Impact
The work undertaken during a team challenge event has a tangible and very visible impact on the local organisations (charities, schools, community centres) where the challenge has been undertaken. Team Challenges make a real difference to the physical environment of local communities. Furthermore, team challenges are fun, practical, interactive activities which offer great opportunities for team building and for businesses and employees to feel part of the fabric of the community.
“It was a happy day for Croydon Ecology Centre when Melinda got in touch to explain the ethos behind Croydon Commitment and asked if we could offer volunteering opportunities for the staff of local business to show their green credentials and commitment to the local community. The concept of local businesses and the local community working together for the betterment of Croydon is quite magnificent and offers a win-win situation, with Croydon and our civic pride in Croydon being the biggest winner of all. Croydon Commitment and its hard-working, dedicated staff have brought a renewed awareness to local businesses that by showing genuine commitment to the community in which they operate, they provide themselves with the best opportunity to thrive. It is very obvious that when everyone collaborates to improve the town, then businesses flourish, community cohesion improves and lasting friendships are made. We thank Croydon Commitment for having the vision to bring this about in our town.” Lorraine Chatfield, Croydon Ecology Centre
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