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 started 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. If you'd like to find out more about employee ownership and how it can shape the culture of an organisation, please contact us.
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.