Benchmark recognises the importance and benefits of managing its business sustainably (sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs). Our Sustainability Policy establishes our commitment to environmental good practice, social responsibility and economic prosperity. It is demonstrated through our Vision, Mission and Values which were developed after consultation with all our employees.
We believe that giving back to the communities in which we operate is fundamental to our business. We actively encourage our people in volunteering efforts. Our community engagement is focussed upon providing support to nominated organisations thorough the deployment of our people’s time. Our people are also encouraged to contribute their own time to these and any other organisations of their choice. In 2017/2018 we are proud to have contributed over £5152 to nominated community activities, with nearly £3500 raised for The Shakespeare Hospice – our nominated Charity of the Year!