Corporate Social Responsiblity
Kingerlee is committed to behaving ethically and considerately. We take steps to ensure our business is making a positive contribution to our local community and its economic development. The development and support of our people is a priority for us.
Some elements of our commitment to our local community include:
Charity of the Year Partnership
Kingerlee is delighted to be supporting Maggie's Centre, Oxford for a year from October 2016. Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. You can find out more by visiting their website: https://www.maggiescentres.org/our-centres/maggies-oxford/
Kingerlee will be working hard to raise as much money as possible for this very worthwhile cause and our employees will be supported in any personal challenges they would like to undertake for the charity… all in the name of fundraising!
Kingerlee organise and run several education projects each year, all in partnership with a number of local schools. The experience aims to challenge groups of around 30 students to take on a realistic construction challenge and gives them a flavour for the different the roles within the industry.
We offer work experience placements through local schools and colleges and take on approximately six students each year both on site and in our Joinery workshop.
We have taken on six new apprentices in the last three years, five of whom are in our Joinery workshop. For the first time this year we have also employed an Administrative Apprentice, Nicola, to front our reception office.
We have taken on an industrial placement student each year and recently have had a Construction Project Management degree student start a year-long placement with us.
We have two Management Trainees who are supported to attend day release university courses in Quantity Surveying.
Community Wood Recycling
As part of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, wherever possible, Kingerlee use The National Community Wood Recycling Project to manage waste timber generated by its construction sites.
We are pleased to have recently received a Social Impact Report
detailing that 50 Tonnes
of timber have been diverted from landfill with the added benefit that that has provided 63 volunteer days of work, 3 volunteer positions and 7 months of paid employment.
Community Wood Recycling
also employs ex-offenders, those with mental health or learning difficulties and those who have faced drug and alcohol problems, getting them back to work or into employment for the first time. 100% of the timber is recycled and used to make products, from shelving units to garden planters, which are then sold at stores and online. If the wood is not good enough to be a useful product it will be used for firewood.