Employee Giving Schemes

How do FTSE 100 companies support and encourage their employee's giving? How well has this worked? Which companies have more generous policies? We have compiled this in the table below (see links for more information), and will continue to expand and improve this. This is the first resource of its kind in the UK – the first time this information has been made publicly available! We hope it will be useful to charities, fundraisers, and job-seekers looking for an employer that will allow them to maximise their charitable impact.

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The table below summarises the information on employee giving programmes made available by firms in Annual Reports, Sustainability Reports, and Corporate Responsibility Reports. Click on the company name for more details about the rules and benefits!

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Company (click for more info) Sector Total EA benefit EA-promising Donation Matching Payroll Giving Endorsed charities? Outcomes Reference
Glencore Mining 0 Sustainability Report 2015
International Consolidated Airlines Group Travel 0
Sky plc Media 0 MAMA Youth, WWF (Safeugarding 400, 000km2 of Marine Protected Areas in Europe) https://www.skygroup.sky/corporate/bigger-picture/positive-contribution
National Grid plc Energy 0 City Year, Alzheimer's Society (from October 2016) with aim to raise £250k, Accounting for Sustainability, Field Studies Council, Girls Inc, Groundwork, Step up to serve, Teach first, The Conservation Volunteers, The Wildlife Trusts, Alzheimers Society 2016/17 - raised over £370k in the UK to support charities and employees provided 18,400 hours of voluntary support https://www.nationalgrid.com/group/responsibility-and-sustainability/our-progress
Prudential plc Finance 0 SportsAid, Plan International, Help Age International, Junior Achievement 2016 - £20m dedicated to supporting community activities - £16m was direct cash donations (£5m from UK). In UK £2.7m given to education, £2m to social, welfare and environemtn causes, £142k to cultural and staff volunteering was worth £88k. https://www.pru.co.uk/about/prudential-in-the-community/
Barclays Banking 0 £35m raised or donated through schemes in 2013. Double the Donation Page
Burberry Fashion 0 'Our Communities'
United Utilities Water 250 Macmillan (from April 2017) 2016/17 - invested £3.6m in community initiatives; 300 employees delivered more than 13,000 volunteering hours equivalent to £260k investment https://www.unitedutilities.com/corporate/responsibility/communities/employee-involvement/
Standard Chartered Banking 0 2003-2017 - Screened 28 million people for visual impairment, performed 4.1m cataract operations and eye surgeries and dispensed 1.1m of spectacles; 2006-2017 - reached 381,000 girls empowering them with confidence, skills and knowledge https://www.sc.com/en/sustainability/investing-in-communities/
ConvaTec Medical Devices 0 Grants and Contributions (email for further information)
Antofagasta Holdings (not relevant because HQ in Chile) Mining 0 Sustainability Report 2015
St. James's Place Finance 0 Hopes and homes for children, I Can 2017 - raised £17.1m inc company matching and gift aid and £11.1m distributed http://www.sjpfoundation.co.uk/fundraising.aspx
Experian Information 500 $7.739 million donated in 2016. Corporate Responsibility Report 2016 - Community Investment (page 30)
Hammerson plc Property 0 Matched Funding
Bunzl Industrial Products 0 Corporate Responsibility Report (page 42) Responsibility Website
Micro Focus IT Consulting 0 Small local charities and community groups In 2017 donated $80,000 to charities in area of education and local community support https://www.microfocus.com/about/corporate-responsibility/
Schroders Fund Management 0 Mentoring Works programme, Investment 2020 2016 - £1.5m in charitable donations, £839,000 in matched funding, 641 hours of volunteering time donated, http://www.schroders.com/en/about-us/corporate-responsibility/
BP Oil and Gas 3720 Donations of $13.4 million. Sustainability Report 2016 (page 29)
Anglo American plc Mining 0 Sustainability Report 2015
London Stock Exchange Group Finance 2000 Global Charity Partner - UNICEF (2015-2018), UNICEF 2017 - grants from foundation totalled £1.426m. https://www.lseg.com/home/about-london-stock-exchange-group/corporate-responsibility/community
Smiths Group Engineering 0 2017 - made donations totalling £348k https://www.smiths.com/-/media/files/smiths-rbr-2017.ashx
Sage Group IT 0 http://www.sage.com/company/news-and-events/2015/06/02/sage-launches-sage-foundation-to-lead-social-philanthropy
WPP plc Media 0 2016 - £12.5m worth donated in pro bono work; £7m in charitable donations; £22.8m worth of free media space negotiated https://www.wpp.com/sustainabilityreports/2016/social-investment/
Next plc Retail Clothing 0 2017/18 - gave charitable donations with value of £3.6m; 500 tonnes of furniture diverted for reuse; raised £1m through carrier bag charges. This also includes £221k raised through Next charity events and £52k raised through employee fundraising. http://www.nextplc.co.uk/~/media/Files/N/Next-PLC-V2/documents/corporate-responsibility/cr-2018-our-people.pdf
Wolseley plc Building Materials 0 Macmillan https://www.wolseley.co.uk/charity-support/
Babcock International Group Engineering 0 Annual Report 2016
DCC plc Investments 0 Sustainability Report 2016 (page 63)
Royal Mail Delivery 200 Action for Children - with a focus on children's mental health and aiming to raise £2m, Action for Children (£150k) https://www.royalmailgroup.com/royal-mail-marks-30-years-payroll-giving-postmark
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals 0 Responsible Business Supplement 2016 (page 21) Community volunteering
BT Group Telecommunications 0 http://www.btplc.com/mydonate/News/TheSupportersClub/index.aspx 'Backing the payroll giving campaign' Case Study: BT GAYE Charitable Donations and Sponsorships mydonate.bt.com
3i Private Equity 2500 £14,107 in matching donations (year to 31st March 2016) CSR Report 2016
ITV plc Media 0 UNICEF through Soccer Aid, UNICEF 2016 - 40 hours of airtime dedicated to charities for appeals and campaings; staff volunteered 4,700 hours of time (worth £150,000 to charities); contributed £47,m to charities through cash (£2m), in-kind support (£39.4m), staff volunteering hours (£148k) and facilitating public donations (£6m); ran 'I am Team GB' a nationwide sports day to get people active http://www.itvplc.com/~/media/Files/I/ITV-PLC/documents/reports-and-results/presentation-7.pdf
Rio Tinto Group Mining 0 2017 - $176m spend on 1,336 community programmes in areas of health, education, environmental protection, housing, agricultural and business development http://www.riotinto.com/documents/RT_SD2017.pdf
Brevan Howard 0 https://www.wealthx.com/dossier/alan-howard/
Legal and General Insurance 0 Cancer REsearch, Alzheimer's Research UK, Family and Childcare Trust, Royal Voluntary Service, Samaritans, EAC, Tax Help, Healthtalk.org, Shelter, Marie Curie (all listed on website), Marie Curie 2016 - contributed £3m to UK and USA non-profit organisations; https://www.legalandgeneralgroup.com/csr/
Coca-Cola HBC AG Consumer 0 $117 million donated in 2015. Annual Report 2016 (page 38)
CRH plc Building Materials 0 EUR 5 million donated in 2015. Sustainability Report 2015 (page 62)
Barratt Developments Building 0 £223,257 in employee charitable contributions. Total charity donations of £1,118,495 in FY17, with ££266,486 from matching schemes. Sustainability Report 2016, Sustainability Report 2017
Mediclinic International Hospital Management 0 http://annualreport2017.mediclinic.com/pdf/Sustainable_Development_Report_2017.pdf
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Investment Management 0
Fresnillo plc Mining 0 Annual Report (page 33) community investment
Intu Properties Property 0 2017 - £1.9m donated to community causes; 900 organisations supported; 3645 people reached through community activities; 28,000 staff hours donated; https://www.intugroup.co.uk/media/4972/2017-intu-cr-report.pdf
Provident Financial Finance 0 Vanquis - Money Charity and Mencap; Participate - Community regeneration charity in Yorkshire; Outward Bound, Money Charity, Mencap, Outward Bound, Participate (Yorkshire) 2016 - supported 53 community programmes and 29 orgs through Community Foundations in Bradford, Kent and London; invested £3.1m in community programmes, money advice programmes and social research; 3,632 staff hours dedicated to community activities (value of £67k); https://www.providentfinancial.com/the-bigger-picture/supporting-our-communities/supporting-local-projects/
TUI Group Leisure 0 the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, World Animal Protection, Plan International, Disability snowsports UK (partner with Crystal Ski), The Travel Foundation https://www.tuigroup.com/damfiles/default/tuigroup-15/de/nachhaltigkeit/berichterstattung-downloads/2017/FINAL_BHBW_report-2016.pdf-c76cf8c7c79d78a5d4727f708ed6d494.pdf
Sainsbury's Supermarket 0 Corporate partner - Comic Relief; Local stores also support local charities in own community, Local stores support local charities , Comic Relief In 2016/17 raised £2.3m through in store fundraising for local charity partners; raised over £100m for Comic Relief since 1999 https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/making-a-difference/community/community-impact
RSA Insurance Group Insurance 0 UK Charity Partner - School for Social Entrepreneurs, School for Social Entrepreneurs 2017 - 9,000 volunteer houses supported, £265,900 raised by employees for appeals, £1.4m donated straight to charities https://www.rsagroup.com/media/2022/rsa-corporate-responsibility-reporting-criteria-2016_final.pdf
Lloyds Banking Group Banking 0 Mental Health UK 2017 - £4.8m raised for Mental Health UK https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/our-programmes/matched-giving-scheme/
PwC 0 UK Youth, Samaritans, Beyond Food, Wellbeing of Women 2014 - raised £3.2m and reached over 20,000 beneficiaries https://www.pwc.co.uk/who-we-are/corporate-sustainability/community-involvement/pwcfoundation.html
Whitbread Retail Hospitality 2250 Great Ormond Street, Costa foundation (company's own) Evidence of Matched Giving
Mondi Manufacturing 0 WWF (Global partnership) started in 2014 and extended in 2017 to promote responsible forestry, WWF 9.6m euros invested in communities in 2017 https://www.mondigroup.com/media/9128/sd_partneringforchange_2017.pdf
Informa Publishing and Events 0
Rolls-Royce Holdings Manufacturing 0 2017 - one off donations to Women in Tech Foundation and Campaign for Science and Engineering, over the year invested £7.7m supporting communities including £4.3m cash contributions and 93,900 hours of staff time https://www.rolls-royce.com/~/media/Files/R/Rolls-Royce/documents/annual-report/2017/2017-full-annual-report.pdf
InterContinental Hotels Group Hotels 0 Suspended programme
Hargreaves Lansdown Finance 0 CSR Community Engagement
Aviva Insurance 1120 Employees gave or raised over £1.5m. CR Summary
Tesco Supermarket 0 Since January 2018 - Cancer Research UK, Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation 2015 - 2017 - Raised £25m for Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/more-than-1bn-donated-to-charity-through-payroll-giving-says-caf.html
Intertek Product Testing 0
SSE plc Energy 0 2016/17 - £4.97 invested into community projects http://sse.com/media/310369/Benfits-Booklet.pdf
Ashtead Group Plant Hire 0 N/A Annual Report 2016
Diageo Beverages 1488 Evidence of operating matched giving
Land Securities Property 0 National: Barnado's (from 2017), Mencap (2014-2017); local - Homeless Oxfordshire and Aspire Oxford (tackling homelessness), Barnardos, Mencap, Homeless Oxfordshire, Aspire Oxford Raised £360k for Mencap partnership; Since 2017 - raised over £80k for Barnardo's through fundraising and awareness https://landsec.com/sustainability/creating-jobs-and-opportunities/charity-partnerships
RELX Group Publishing 0 SOS Children's Villages 2017 - donated £3.4m in cash, £9.2m in products, services and staff time, reaching more than 24,000 disadvantaged young people https://www.relx.com/corporate-responsibility/being-a-responsible-business/community
Randgold Resources Mining 0 2017 - reduction in malaria in company, teacher training and provision of education to 25,000+ children in 50 schools built around operations; access to HIV testing and promoting sexual health, distributed $5.79m to community development committees http://www.randgoldresources.com/sites/randgoldresources/files/RRL%20Sustainability%20report-LowRes.pdf
Morrisons Retailing 0 Two national charity partners - Clic Sargent and Retail Trust; Larger grants provided to Maggie's Cancer Centre (£163k), Enham Trust (£98k), Action for Children (£150k), Alzheimer's Society (£265k), Royal British Legion (£293k), Julia's House (£238k), Cyrenians (£199k), Clic Sargent, Retail Trust, Maggie's Cancer Centre, Enham Trust, Action for Children - with a focus on children's mental health and aiming to raise £2m, Alzheimers Society, Royal British Legion, Julia's House 2016/17 - donated over £7.5m through grants and match funding (which made up £250,000 of that total) https://www.morrisonsfoundation.com/globalassets/foundationsite2/annualreports/2017/morrisons-foundation-annual-review.pdf
Aberdeen Asset Management 0 Afrikids, ChildHope, The Karen Hilltribes Trust, Build ON http://aboutus.aberdeen-asset.com/en/aboutus/responsible-business/aberdeen-charitable/employee-engagement
Imperial Brands Tobacco 0 £1.86 million donated to registered charities, the Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco Growing Foundation, and the Altadis Foundation in FY16. Reporting Responsible Performance (page 18)
Smith and Nephew Medical 0 2017 - $4.41m cash and product donations, $118k employee gift matching http://www.smith-nephew.com/global/assets/pdf/corporate/2017%20sustainability%20report%20final.pdf
Carnival Corporation and plc Leisure 0 Sustainability Report 2015 (page 50)
Old Mutual Insurance 0 2016 - supported 155,000 people across Africa to participate in financial education programmes; enabling digital access to accounts for people who have no access to banking; http://www.oldmutualplc.com/rb/community.jsp
Unilever Consumer Goods 0 UNICEF (partner since 2012) - and in addition, each brand under the Unilever umbrella has charitable partners https://www.unilever.co.uk/news/press-releases/2013/unilever-uk-and-ireland-launches-employee-volunteering-scheme.html
BAE Systems Military 0 Matched Giving USA CR Summary 2016 (page 45)
DeVere 0
HSBC Holdings plc Banking 0 Evidence of Matched Giving
Rentokil Initial Business Services 1000 Malaria No More (5 year partnership to date) which has raised £180k, Malaria no More 2017 - Cash donations totalled £213k https://www.rentokil-initial.com/responsible-delivery.aspx
Severn Trent Water 0 Severn Trent Water - WaterAid, Comic Relief, BBC Children in Need, Girlguiding Midlands https://www.severntrent.com/content/dam/stw-plc/careers/Lifestyle-&-OBP-Guide-2017-8.pdf
Admiral Group Insurance 0 £195,942 donated (2015) CSR Report 2015
British Land Property 3250 http://www.britishland.com/careers/positive-difference Sustainability Report 2016 (page 80)
Standard Life Fund Management 250 Place2B (UK) - others internationally, Scope and Capability Scotland, Hong Kong Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 2016 - £2.6m donated to charities https://www.standardlife.com/sites/dotcom/library/sustainability_report_2017.pdf
Centrica Energy 0 https://www.givingforce.com/centrica-qa/ Responsible Business Report 2016
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals 0 CSR Report 2015, Double the Donation Profile
British American Tobacco Tobacco 0
Marks and Spencer Retailer 0 Macmillan Cancer Support, Royal British Legion, Newlife, Oxfam, Shelter, Marie Keating Foundation https://corporate.marksandspencer.com/plan-a/community-engagement#88524133f852445ea2e378c036686f09
Baillie Gifford 0 Charity of the year - 2017/18 - SiMBA; 2016/17 - Edinburgh Headway Group; 2016/16 - contact the elderly, SiMBA https://www.bailliegifford.com/en/france/about-us/diversity-inclusion/supporting-diversity-and-inclusion/
Johnson Matthey Chemicals 1000 Plan International; Royal London Society of the Blind; Children Challenging Industry; United Kingdom Friends of Galle - support for Sri Lanka, Plan International, Royal London Society of the Blind, Children Challenging Industry, UK Friends of Galle 2016/17 - donated £738k to charitable organisations (41% given through corporate partnerships and remainder through local schemes); £99,750 raised by staff and company added £50,300 to this through match giving https://matthey.com/enhancing-life/social-impact/community-and-charity
EasyJet Travel 0 Sustainability Report 2016 (page 40) - Support of UNICEF
Associated British Foods Food Processing 0 CSR Report 2016
JP Morgan Chase 0 https://www.jpmorgan.com/country/GB/EN/corporate-responsibility
Woodford Investment 0 http://www.charitytimes.com/ct/woodford-im-partners-funding-charity-futures-programme.php
Taylor Wimpey Building 0 Six national charity partners - Youth Adventure Trust, End Youth Homelessness, Centrepoint, Crisis, St Mungo's, CRASH, Foundations Independent Living Trust 2017 - donated and fundraised over £1m for charities https://www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/about-us/who-we-are/charity-and-local-support
Hikma Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing 0 Sustainability Report 2016 (page 7)
Persimmon Building 0 2017 - donated £749k through the Charitable Foundation https://www.persimmonhomes.com/corporate/media/341552/persimmon_sustainability_report_2017_interactive.pdf
Worldplay Payment Services 0 Princes's Trust, Pennies https://www.worldpay.com/global/about/worldpay-corporate-responsibility/our-people/giving-something-back
Compass Group Food 0 Responsibility - Community
Reckitt Benckiser Consumer Goods 0 Save the Children (2017 was 14th year of partnership and have invested over £33m in this time to tackle sexual health and well being, malnutrition and stunting and health and hygiene), Save the Children https://www.rb.com/media/3353/rb-sustainability-report-2017.pdf
Shire plc Pharmaceuticals 0 https://www.shire.com/who-we-are/how-we-operate/policies-and-positions/community-engagement
GKN Manufacturing 0 Double the Donation
Croda International Chemicals 0 Sustainability Report 2016 (page 25)
Direct Line Group Insurance 600 In 2016, £149,000 donated via payroll giving programmes, £100,000 via matched donations, and £68,250 via grants. Matched giving
Kingfisher plc Retail Homeware 0 Launched in 2017 - Red Cross - France, Poland and the UK; Shelter - UK, Red Cross, Shelter 2016/17 - gave a total of £1.8m through community investment (0.23% of pre-tax profit) including cash, staff time and gifts in kind, supporting 59,300 people. Donated funds to support communities affected by flooding and those affected by Grenfell Tower Fire and UK terror attacks; International - supporting relief efforts including to flooding https://www.kingfisher.com/sustainability/files/downloads/cr_policies/Charities_Policy.pdf
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Banking 0 Sport Relief - Official partner in 2016; The Conservation Volunteers - delivering employee volunteering, Sport Relief, The Conservation Volunteers 2017 - Raised £4.3m for charity and 86,000 hours of staff volunteering undertaken https://www.rbs.com/rbs/news/2016/11/payroll-giving--what-is-it-and-why-do-we-do-it-.html
Pearson plc Education 600 2016 - gave £6.8m in community investment, 2017 - £1.7m invested in education solutions, supported 2 Save the Children Learning centers and undertook advocacy; 2016 - $1.3m loans made by Pearson employees through Kiva https://www.pearson.com/corporate/sustainability.html
Royal Dutch Shell Oil and Gas 0 PACT, The Global Alliance for CLean Cookstoves, tomorrow's Engineers, Sistema (biodigester), M-Kopa (pay as you go solar energy), Tugende (affordable finance for taxi drivers in Uganda), Earthwatch, Mercy Corps https://www.shell.com/sustainability/our-approach/environmental-and-community-partners.html#iframe=L3dlYmFwcHMvRWFydGh3YXRjaC92Ml8wLw==
Vodafone Telecommunications 0 Very broad range of international and local NGOs worked with as well as government departments, Employee giving/fundraising support seems to emphasize local charities https://fundraising.co.uk/2015/02/10/150-new-vodafone-stores-give-1000-local-charity/#.WvH-64jwaUk
Smurfit Kappa Group Packaging 0 In 2017 - invested 5 millin euros in education, health and well being and environmental initiatives https://www.smurfitkappa.com/vHome/co-uk/SSK/Pages/Sustainabilty.aspx
Paddy Power Betfair Bookmaking 0 Improved resilience of young adults and given access to employment for 15,400 (last 5 years); 2016 - raised £50k for National Jockey Day (supporting Injured Jockeys Fund) https://www.paddypowerbetfair.com/behaving-responsibly/csr
Merlin Entertainments Leisure 0 Merlin's Magic Wand (Company Charity), Princes's Trust, Teens and Toddlers, Street League https://www.merlinsmagicwand.org/about-the-charity/magical-days-out.aspx
BHP Billiton Metals and Mining 0 Donations of US$4.4 million in FY17. Sustainability Report 2016 (page 40)

Company Sector Donation Matching Payroll Giving DM Details Total EA benefit PG Details Other Details Endorsed Outcomes Reference
Brevan Howard 0 Another hedge fund and founder Alan Howard is a large individual philanthropist, primarily supporting education and religious causes
PwC 0 Staff get up to 6 days a year paid volunteering leave

Organise 'Ride the Nation' a PwC Charity cycle challenge physically connecting all 30 PwC offices in a cycling relay and PwC Games
UK Youth, Samaritans, Beyond Food, Wellbeing of Women 2014 - raised £3.2m and reached over 20,000 beneficiaries
Aberdeen Asset Management No information found 0 Pennies for Promise - launched by Activpayroll launched in 2011 - staff round down pay to nearest pound and donate remaining pennies to charity Employees have two days volunteer leave every year

Appoint regional charity committees who manage local funding applications and encourage staff fundraising

Run a foundation which mainly works with smaller charities with two core focuses - emerging markets and local communities
Afrikids, ChildHope, The Karen Hilltribes Trust, Build ON
DeVere No information available 0 No information available Hosted fundraisers and provided sponsorship for charity sporting events
Baillie Gifford X Matching where employee donations are for Charity of the Year 0 No information found Employees can volunteer time

Also sponsor the Baillie Gifford Awards through Foundation Scotland supporting local community organisation with awards of up to £2k
Charity of the year - 2017/18 - SiMBA; 2016/17 - Edinburgh Headway Group; 2016/16 - contact the elderly, SiMBA
JP Morgan Chase X Matches donations up to $1000 for US employees; unclear for UK 0 (US) Matches every dollar donated up to $1k by Foundation Encourage donation of staff time through volunteering, in person and virtual, and running mentoring programmes

Also provide active grants portfolio through Chase Foundation focussed on providing access to skills training and employment to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, supporting small business growth in disadvantaged areas
Woodford Investment 0 Investment fund and limited information available - but some support of Charity Futures Programme being provided to focus on and grow charity sustainability

According to the Charities Aid Foundation:

Sectors which have traditionally committed large amounts of charitable funds are struggling to maintain levels of giving and newer players, whilst making significant contributions, are not yet matching the donations of the traditional industries… It is of concern that increasing numbers of companies are no longer reporting on their giving activity. For many years this was a mandatory part of any annual report. Since a change in legislation in 2013 made it optional,13 of the FTSE 100 have now stopped reporting their corporate giving or now do so in a way which makes it difficult to ascertain clear figures

- CAF Corporate Giving by the FTSE 100

- CAF Corporate Payroll Giving Winners 2017

- Payroll Giving Portal 2017 Quality Mark Award Winners

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