Corporate Social Responsibility is the approach Derby Homes takes to doing business. We ethically manage our social, economic and environmental impact and have an ethos of good corporate citizenship.
The work of Derby Homes goes beyond delivering housing and support by tackling wider social, economic and environmental challenges and working to make our communities more sustainable. We provide opportunities for our customers to make better choices, for staff to have worthwhile and fulfilling roles, for suppliers and contractors to have stable, on-going work and for partners to deliver more by working together.
The way that we work is possible because we are an organisation that does not look to operate for profit but looks to work efficiently to create surpluses that are reinvested in the business to provide better communities and better services for our customers.
Derby Homes is fundamentally a social business – it is in the privileged position of being able to make a positive contribution to society by investing in customers, staff, partners and suppliers and it recognises its responsibility to demonstrate the impact of this investment.
Charity of the year
Each year, staff select a ‘Charity of the Year’ and various activities take place promoting corporate fundraising during the year to support these causes. Our charity for this year is: Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA).
The OPA has led the fight against oesophageal and gastric cancers for over 30 years. Their purpose is to support patients, their families and carers and raise awareness of these cancers and there prevention.
A Derby Homes' employee sadly lost their life in 2019 to cancer of the oesophagus, and staff voted OPA to be our charity as a fitting tribute to her memory.