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Harwich International takes its corporate social responsibility (CSR) very seriously and welcomes the opportunity to forge closer links with the local community. Over the years, we have worked with local authorities, development agencies, charities, schools and other stakeholder groups on a number of initiatives aimed at building a stronger and more prosperous community, and at developing a real sense of partnership.
Hutchison Ports UK, has pledged to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. We will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant and have been awarded the Silver Award for the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) in recognition of our commitment as an armed forces friendly organisation.
We fully believe in giving something back to the local community, and remain committed to ensuring that as many people as possible have the chance to share in the continued prosperity of Harwich International.
SUPPORTING EDUCATION LOCALLY
In keeping with the ethos of the Hutchison Ports group, Harwich International focuses a considerable proportion of its community efforts on the younger generation through its participation in Hutchison Ports’ Dock School programme.
Local schools are able to apply to the Dock School programme to obtain funding for projects. Proposals that have received support have included the restocking of school libraries.
CHARITIES AND OTHER GOOD CAUSES
Harwich International recognises the important role played by charitable organisations within the local community, and is committed to helping these organisations achieve their goals. Its involvement is focused on medical and educational causes within Harwich and the surrounding areas, but requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
The Port’s policy includes contributions made to the local efforts of large national charities; however, more often than not, it involves providing assistance to local charities run by local people, trying to make a real difference to the communities in which they are based.
WE WORK IN PARTNERSHIPS WITH SOME OF THE MOST PROMINENT BODIES IN THE REGION
The Port is closely involved with many important and influential organisations that work towards improving the economy and environment of the local region. Amongst others, we are a major stakeholder in the Haven Gateway Partnership and the Stour and Orwell Estuaries Management Group. We also host Local Authority Liaison Committee meetings twice each year to give members of District, County, Town and Parish Councils the opportunity to discuss a variety of issues that affect them and the communities in which they live.