Making a difference

The work we do each day is focused on delivering a positive difference to the public sector for the benefit of society as a whole. We want to take things a step further

We have a strong focus on society

At Methods, we aim to create value through everything we do for our customers, our staff, our communities and the planet. Working with the Social Value Business, we’re on a journey to do this brilliantly. To show the public sector that their values are our values and that our company is investing in a thriving society for all.

We have created six pledges in the areas of charity, career development, graduate training and apprenticeships, waste reduction and the use of digital technology in safeguarding public services.

Social Value Pledges Wheel

Social Value Quality Mark Level 1 Logo

The Quality Mark recognises distinction in values-led business that benefits customers, communities and the planet. It is one of the most rigorously tested standards of its kind in the UK. The Social Value Quality Mark provides independent verification and measurement of a company’s investment in society.

To gain the Quality Mark, we have committed to generating positive value for society through all of our operations. The awarding panel were impressed by initiatives such as our fundraiser for Women’s Aid, our chosen charity partner, during which £950 was raised in a single day in March. The funds were used to help set up 95 live chat lines, providing a lifeline to women at risk of domestic abuse.

We also launched a pilot Careers Support Service to help those who have lost their job, or are at risk of job loss, as a result of Covid-19.

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Methods awarded with the Social Value Quality Mark Level 1

We are delighted to announce we have gained the Quality Mark. This is just the start of our journey; we will be working with Social Value Quality Mark to further amplify our social value, generating positive value for society through all of our operations.

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COVID-19 has affected everyone, but not equally

We are delighted to be able to continue our pilot careers support service, to aid those who have lost their job, or are at risk of loosing their job, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are offering an hour’s free support (to qualifying applicants) from our recruitment experts, carried out virtually at a time that suits you.

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Our first fundraising event for Women's Aid

We held our first fundraising event on March 8th, fundraising to sponsor live chats by donating for every time we used a live chat function during the working day. The funds were used to help set up 95 live chat lines, providing a lifeline to women at risk of domestic abuse.

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