"We are delighted to have been awarded the Investing in Volunteers for Employers accreditation as it recognises the good practice we deliver in our Employee Volunteering scheme.
"This is the tenth academic year the University has been running this scheme and this accreditation demonstrates the scheme's effectiveness. It also rewards all of the hard work of the staff volunteers and our partner organisations who have participated in the last ten years."
Volunteering Manager, Nottingham Trent University
"Microsoft are proud to be the first IT company to be awarded the Investing in Volunteers Accreditation.The process was a great opportunity for us to validate our programme and celebrate the great work of our volunteers."
Citizenship Manager, Microsoft UK
“At KPMG, we have operated a structured employee volunteering programme for over 10 years. The Investing in Volunteers for Employers standard provides us with an opportunity to ensure we are providing our people and community organisations with the best levels of support, opportunities and guidance. Assessing our employee volunteering programme to a UK standard, highlights KPMG’s commitment to our communities and our investment in the volunteering efforts of our people.”
Director of CSR, KPMG
"Obtaining IiVE has a fantastic achievement for Yorkshire Water. Our volunteers were extremely proud to be part of the assessment process and they were delighted when our accreditation was announced. I'd highly recommend the process to other companies - it's a very valuable tool to develop your volunteering programme and one that you can't afford to ignore."
Community Affairs Manager, Yorkshire Water
"The BBc is delighted to be working with the new investing in Volunteers Standard. We believe this is an important external recognition of the time and effort our staff put into voluntyeering with our audiences and communities across the UK. Our volunteering activity focuses on personal and organisationational development, ensuring that we make a difference to those we are working with whilst also developing our own people."
Head of BBC Training and Development
"It is not enough to simply offer a menu of volunteering opportunities, sit back and hope that people get involved. In order for individuals, the firm and the community to benefit from employee volunteering, the programme needs to be well managed. We need to measure the commitment of our people, align that commitment with either their personal or professional development priorities, and communicate our successes. Achieving the Investing in Volunteers for Employers standard is a demonstration of just how much work our CR team and our volunteer coordinators put into ensuring our legal and non-legal volunteering initiatives meet these objectives. Congratulations to the many partners and staff who help to make our programme a success."
Corporate Responsibility Partner, Herbert Smith LLP