We measure our impact so we can understand our progress and learn from our mistakes, we share it so other people can too. If you've worked with us as a client or a participant we may ask you to tell us about the impact the work has had for you, your organisation and the world around you. This is just one of the measures we report annually in our Social Impact report. You can read the latest report from 2020 here.
Traverse was established in 1989 and startd our employee ownership journey in 1994. We became wholly employee owned in 2009 and were the UK’s first employee-owned “public interest” company. Traverse is committed to the aims of the Employee Ownership Association and we are extremely proud that our Director, Lucy Farrow, was named as Employee Owner of the Year in 2017. If you'd like to find out more about employee ownership and how it can shape the culture of an organisation give us a call.
Acheiving our vision starts with our own behaviour. Our charter sets out the principles we uphold in all work.
As a member of Traverse:
• I behave with integrity, honesty and courtesy to everyone
• I am committed to my own development to sustain and increase my contribution to Traverse
• I contribute to providing a productive and supportive working environment and will ask for and offer support when it is needed.
• I am fair and open in my expectations of others
• I take responsibility for demonstrating the values of Traverse outside the organisation
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.
Part of the social impact puzzle is our corporate responsibilty programme, where we support organisations working towards similar goals with our time and portion of our profits.
Want to know more about our corporate responsibility process? Or, discover our top tips for engaging your colleagues on corporate responsibility activities? Read our recent blog posts.