Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) company policy outlines our efforts to give back to the world as it gives to us. At Wavenet, we are committed to our corporate social responsibility (CSR) and believe it not only makes good business sense but also complements our core values and business strategy. In setting out our CSR policy for the first time we aim to deliver gradual but continuous improvements and contributions every year. Our approach will continue to evolve as we learn lessons along the way.
Every conversation, every donation supports the cause and helps keep us here – on the other end of the phone, in your local community and fighting nationally for better services and support.
Wavenet is proudly supporting Mind as our charity of the Year, running through the 21-22 financial year. We are also fundraising and supporting other charities that are close to our hearts including Save the Children and The DEC Ukraine Appeal.
Keep scrolling to find out more about our fundraising and take your opportunity to support and sponsor one of our many amazing activities.
Activities and events will be added throughout the year. Keep scrolling to learn more about each activity, what we've raised so far and what's coming up.
★ We welcome external fundraising for these events
|June 2021||Pride Month||Learn More|
|June 2021||Euros Sweepstake||Learn More|
|July 2021||The Mind Walk||★ Learn More|
|August 2021||Fantasy Football League||Learn More|
|September 2021||Health and Wellbeing month||Learn More|
|October 2021||The Great Wavenet Bake Sale||Learn More|
|October 2021||Jane Reading's 100 Miles for Mind||★ Sponsor Jane|
|November 2021||Paws for Thought Wavenet 2022 Calendar||★ Learn More|
|December 2021||Merry Wavemas||Learn More|
|March 2022||Easter Raffle for The DEC Ukraine Appeal||Learn More|
|April 2022||Grand National Sweepstake||Learn More|
Grand National Sweepstake
87 colleagues from across the group entered our internal Grand National Sweepstake.
Each £5 entry was split equally between donating to Mind through our JustGiving page and the winning jackpot.
1st place won £65.25
2nd place won £32.63
3rd place won £10.88
Raised by colleagues for Mind
Easter Raffle in support of The DEC Ukraine Appeal
Prize donated by BT Wholesale
Colleagues have the chance to enter our Easter raffle for the chance to win an 'All Things Easter' hamper from Hotel Chocolat, worth £70.
Donations can be made to the dedicated JustGiving page for The DEC Ukraine Appeal to purchase 1, 3 or 10 raffle tickets.
The winner will be selected using a random online generator.
Raised by colleagues for The DEC Ukraine Appeal
Merry Wavemas 2021
During the most punderful time of the year, we brought joy and festivities for Christmas, from fundraising to competitions and plenty more!
Amazon wish lists for Mind shops local to our offices across the UK
Raffle to win a Hotel Chocolat Grand Wreath, sponsored by BT Wholesale
Desk Factor Competition
MerryWavemas Spotify playlist
Christmas Jumper Day
Food bank donations
Paws for Thought 2022 Calendar
Add a little something special to your desk every month with Wavenet's Paws for Thought Desk Calendar
Looking for a way to dress up an office desk, shelf or another surface with little or no wall space available? Our 2022 desk calendar gives you a page for each month, featuring Wavenet employees' special furry friends and work from home buddies as well as key dates from Mind's mental health calendar. All money raised from sales will go directly to Mind through our JustGiving pre-order page.
100 Miles for Mind
Throughout October Jane Reading, Order Coordinator in the Delivery Team is taking on Mind’s 100 Miles in October challenge.
Mind are encouraging people to get outside for mental health, they can can walk, run or cycle 100 miles in October.
Jane has chosen to take part in this event – to motivate herself to get moving every day and being more active while supporting our charity of the year.
You can sponsor Jane and keep up to date with how she is getting on, on her JustGiving page.
The Great Wavenet Bake Sale
In October we are hosting bake sales across 5 of the Wavenet offices including Chester, Norwich, Nottingham, Solihull and St Albans.
Colleagues will bake or buy treats to be sold to raise money for our charity of the year.
raised so far across the office bake sales for Mind.
The Mind Walk
Throughout June we joining the fight for mental health by walking with Mind to fundraise and help make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone. Colleagues walked and ran up to 10km on a route of their choice, flying the flag for mental health.
was raised by colleagues for the Mind walk.
Health and Wellbeing Sessions
Wavenet's held our first ever health and wellbeing month for colleagues. We jam-packed the month with resources, links, challenges and events. Everything was curated to encourage colleagues to prioritise their mental, physical and nutritional health and wellbeing as well as bring people together across Wavenet's teams and locations.
Throughout the month we hosted weekly wellbeing sessions with external PTs and professionals. These sessions had a suggested donation for Mind.
was been raised by colleagues for Mind through the weekly wellbeing sessions.
Wavenet colleagues will try their skills as a fantasy football owner. Colleagues will join a league, scout for and draft players, compete against other fantasy owners, and use all our skills to hopefully win the championship.
To celebrate the Euros we have had multiple events and fundraising activities amongst colleagues. Over 100 Wavenet colleagues went gone to head-to-head in a sweepstake for the 2021 tournament.
With multiple draws, each colleague has been allocated a team in the Euros and made a donation to participate. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to our charity of the year, Mind.
was raised by colleagues for Mind through various activities for the 2021 Euros.
Wavenet announced our sponsorship of the Leeds Hunters RUFC, Yorkshire's largest Rugby club for all sexualities and genders during pride month, as well as launching its internal LGBTQ* Employees and Allies Group!
Wavenet are committed to our Apprenticeship programme. We have apprentices across operations, Finance and Sales, from Level 3 (A level equivalent) to Level 6 (Undergraduate degree level).
The apprentices benefit from working with experienced staff, learning job-specific skills, studying during their working week, earning a wage without student debt and a progression pathway within the business as we grow.