Corporate Social Responsibility
We are committed to utilising our technology and expertise to work, where it will do the greatest good for our customers, communities and the environment.
Consistent with our Core Values, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy focuses on three priority areas:
Our Conduct and Ethics
Scorpion uphold high standards of conduct and ethics in the way we conduct business through a policies and procedures that go beyond minimum legal requirements as evidenced in our audited operated procedures and policies that include:
Scorpion is a Living Wage Employer. Our pay levels for direct employees meet or exceed the living wage requirements set out by the Living Wage Foundation.
Our Community Programme
Scorpion’s Community Programme supports staff in fundraising or volunteering their skills and time in our neighbouring communities. Scorpion believes that volunteering provides additional routes for our employees’ own personal and professional development and enables us to share our skills and know-how to improve the communities where we live, work and enjoy free time.
The company supports employees’ time off to volunteer and do charity work and the company will reimburse expenses for reasonable travel and subsistence (during normal working hours only).
Our workforce have and will be raising money by participating in a number of events such as: coffee mornings, cake bakes, sponsored walks, sponsored runs and sponsored skydives.
Our company have sponsored and participated in community economic development initiatives. Examples include: guest speaking at community regeneration events, participation in Q&A panels and advisory support to new start-up, SMEs and community organisations.
Our company remain open to engagement in vehicle crime reduction and prevention initiatives in partnership with Police Forces throughout the UK.
Protection and Security
We have offered free or discounted ScorpionTrack Fleet systems to provide protection and security to charity community outreach workers operating alone or providing support to at-risk groups.
Please note: we do not accept or respond to charity and other fundraising phone calls.
Staff have recently participated worked with the following charities in a series of volunteering and fundraising activities:
The Rosemere Cancer Foundation supports world class cancer treatment throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria. Cross Bay Walk
Sponsored 8 mile walking event across Morecambe Bay starting from Arnside and ending at Kents Bank. The event raised over £20,000.
Two Rosemere teams competed in the annual Preston Dragon Boat race. Over £3,000 sponsorship between themselves
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of women-only events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer.
Phillipa Ashcroft (right) from Scorpion’s Internal Sales Team accompanied by her friend raised £1,070 in sponsorship for a 5k Race for Life Event at Avenham Park, Preston.
A group of over 50 volunteers that either answer calls from hospitals and dispatch Riders or; ride motorcycles to collect and deliver urgently needed medical supplies between NHS hospitals without charging the hospitals. Medical supplies include: whole blood, platelets, samples for analysis, medication, patient notes, small medical instruments and donor breast milk.
Scorpion Automotive have fitted their ScorpionTrack Fleet tracking devices to NW Blood Bikes’ motorcycles free of charge. Using the ScorpionTrack Fleet web portal and mobile app, both the organisation and hospitals waiting for urgent supplies can now keep an accurate track of where the motorcyclists are located and know how soon to expect receipt of supplies. The system also prevents theft of the motorcycles with the support of Scorpion’s 24/7 Theft Monitoring Centre.
Joseph’s Goal is a charity that raises awareness of a very rare life-limiting genetic disorder called Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia (NKH). Set up by Joseph Kendrick’s parents, a young boy from Wigan who developed the disorder as a baby, the charity has strong ties with local team Wigan Athletic FC.
Scorpion’s Production Engineering Manager, Darrel Murgatroyd completed a 32 mile from Wigan Athletics’ Training Ground at Euxton to Fleetwood FC’s ground on Saturday 18th April to raise funds for local charity Joseph’s Goal. The walk comprised of over 100 supporters taking place over two days ahead of Wigan’s victorious match which saw them promoted to the Championship.
Darrel comments: “This great cause was well supported by executive managers and staff of Wigan Athletic FC and we were warmly welcomed by Fleetwood Town FC. We even made it onto the ITV news which helped raise further awareness of this cause.. The last time I checked the walk had raised over £32,000 and is still live so there’s still chance for people to make a last minute donation”.
To find out more about Joseph’s Goal, visit: wwww.josephsgoal.org/