ICG recognises that corporates have a responsibility to protect the environment and understand the impact that our operations have on the environment. We seek to minimise the environmental impacts of our operations and to continuously reduce our environmental impacts. We use motion triggered LED lighting, energy efficient equipment, make use of recycled materials and recycle as much material as possible. In addition our corporate travel policy encourages efficient energy use. We calculate and publish our CO2 emissions for our business operations in our annual report.
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Social and Community
Our social and community policies and practises are grounded in promoting opportunities to young people, through education or work experience. In practise this means making a contribution through creating work experience opportunities across ICG and supporting a charity (ThinkForward) which helps young people make the often difficult transition from education to the workplace.
ICG runs an internship programme which offers a number of placements for young graduates who have achieved academically but who do not come from traditional corporate backgrounds. The internship offers the opportunity to gain experience in a specific department whilst providing that difficult first step on the career ladder.
ICG has made a five year, £500k commitment to Impetus-PEF's ThinkForward programme, which has directly placed a coach into Tower Hamlets Pupil Referral Unit to work with young people to maximise their opportunities while in full time education. It is the first time a corporate has made this commitment to a Pupil Referral Unit.
ThinkForward was set up by the Private Equity Foundation (now merged with Impetus to form Impetus-PEF) in 2010 to dramatically reduce the risk of young people becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training). According to Impetus-PEF, 15 per cent of young people are failing to make a successful move from education into employment. The charity places dedicated coaches in schools where there are young people who have been identified as 'at risk' of becoming NEET who work with each individual to help them achieve their goals, providing support both at school and at home.
For more information about Impetus-PEF please visit: Impetus PEF
For more information about ThinkForward please visit: ThinkForward
For more information about Tower Hamlets Pupil Referral Unit please visit: Tower Hamlets Pupil Referral Unit
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