Traverse is navigating complexity and controversy in the changing world of public services
Traverse was established in 1989 and been employee owned since 1994. We became wholly employee owned in 2009. We were the UK’s first employee-owned “public interest” company. Since then, the landscape of public service delivery has changed immensely but our commitment to social value still runs through all the work we do. Traverse is committed to the aims of the Employee Ownership Association and we are extremely proud that our Principal, Lucy Farrow, has been named as Employee Owner of the Year...
At Traverse, our Corporate Responsibility work engages with 4 main areas:
We believe that for corporate responsibility work to benefit communities, it needs to be ongoing, community-driven, and transparent.
As a Living Wage Employer whose social purpose is to support and champion the delivery of social impact and help people have a say in the decisions that affect them, corporate responsibility is the fabric of our business model and activities.
In January 2017, we joined the Heart of the City network, a London business-led charity, to engage with other socially committed organisations in London and continue to grow our firm commitment to corporate responsibility. As part of our programme we became a Living Wage employer in April. Our activities have included research for the Migration Museum Project; community walks to identify local needs which we can contribute to and surveys to assess how we can improve our environmental sustainability.
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