Social Impact

Can you make a difference?

Raising the Bar helps local businesses of all sizes showcase the good work they do in the community and benchmark progress against set standards of achievement. Contributions are assessed in the four main categories of community, education, economy and environment.

Examples of winning entries include businesses which strive to be at the heart of their local communities, through staff volunteering or fundraising for a local cause or charity.

Businesses which have dedicated their time to develop and invest in the future workforce, through partnerships with local schools, colleges and universities as well as providing individuals with ‘on the job’ training courses and apprenticeships.

Companies which have demonstrated a continued focus on contributing to the local economy, through employment or ensuring the use of local supply chains.

Recognition for organisations who continuously work to reduce the impact their business activities have on the environment.

Businesses can also use the Raising the Bar website to search for good causes that they wish to get involved with, or offer help to charities, schools community groups etc.

There are a number of business benefits to Raising the Bar, but we know that businesses undertake these activities for the benefit of the communities they live and work in.

Raising the Bar is a business responsibility initiative sponsored by Provident Financial plc