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Launch of revised IiVE standard

Published August 2014

A revised version of the Investing in Volunteers for Employers (IiVE) quality standard has now been launched.

IiVE is still unique in being the only UK award to recognise an organisation’s commitment to best practice in employer supported volunteering (ESV).

As part of a review commisioned by NCVO ealier this year, the original ten indicators that comprise the standard have now been subsumed into nine inicators. Although the process of working towards accreditation remains the same, it is now summarised as a six-step process which brings it in line with IiVE's sister standard Investing in Volunteers.

IiV England Manager, Michael Scott, said:

"We've had an increasing amount of interest from organisations wishing to benchmark and accredit their employee volunteering, either with the aim of developing and improving their current practice or to gain independent recognition and raise the profile of their ESV programme.

The recent revision of the IiVE standard is extremely timely given the increasing amount of importance and value being attached to ESV as a means for organisations to publically demonstrate and achieve their HR and CSR strategic objectives."

Past achievers of the standard include Barclays, BBC, Durham University, Microsoft UK and Yorkshire Water.


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