SOCIAL IMPACT THROUGH COPORATE BUSINESS COLABORATION
The will to work with Social Enterprises is growing, following on from the Buy Social Event Hosted by Lord Victor Adebowale, Chairman of Social Enterprise UK, at the Palaces of Westminster in April 2019. A new connection was established through this event with Tarem Services Ltd by engaging with SAP (UK) Limited Tier 1 contractor, ISS, resulting in the opportunity to deliver Pest Control Services to SAP (UK) Limited sites in Feltham and Maidenhead.
This has presented other opportunities to overcome the challenges of breaking into the corporate supply chain through partnerships. It has also contributed to Tarem Services’ Social Impact commitment. This engagement has resulted in Feltham and Maidenhead foodbank receiving a donation of £570 – supporting over 160 people – and Tarem Services has been able to offset four tonnes of Co2 in the delivery of the Pest Control Service, making the contract carbon neutral.
Managing Director, Tarem Services, Titus Komolafe said: “As a Social Enterprise, for us it has been an honour to be in a position to work with ISS and SAP. This is a great example of what can be achieved by Corporate entities engaging with Social Enterprises through Tier 1 suppliers.”
Quote from ISS Technical Services’ Kully Bajwa – Key Account Manager:
“Tarem Services have been providing an excellent and professional Pest Control Service on behalf of ISS. Having engaged with Tarem Services in 2019, it has been an absolute pleasure working with them since, and being able to support their Social Enterprise Mission. Being a part of their recent donation to the nominated food banks which will support many people is something ISS are not only proud of, but also keen to continue by supporting Social Enterprises like Tarem Services.”
Quote from SAP (UK) Limited’s Kelvin Ward – Procurement Manager:
“We are proud to have Tarem Services working at our Feltham and Maidenhead sites, and of their social impact and sustainability achievements. Our engagement with Tarem also busts three myths about Social Enterprises; Social Enterprises are more expensive – Tarem are competitive, Social Enterprises lack quality – Tarem’s quality and service is superior to what we had previously
received, and Social Enterprises are not able to meet high barriers for corporate procurement –Tarem fulfilled all of our procurement requirements.”
About Tarem Services Ltd
Serving London for over 20 years, Tarem Services Ltd is a social enterprise company with a difference. Where experience has shown us that cleaning is one of the lowest paid jobs in the UK and one of the most important. Most cleaners have to juggle 3 to 4 jobs per night, on contracts paying only the ‘living wage’. For this reason, in 2006 we made it our goal to focus on tackling in-work poverty by ensuring that the cleaners working for us are recognised for the important and essential work that they do.
We achieve this by enabling them to share in the success of the business along with becoming an employee shareholder. Not only do our employees receive annual dividends from the profits made by the company, but they also receive a monthly profit share produced by the individual contract they are working on. This unprecedented move has transformed the lives of our staff that has resulted in exceptionally low staff turnover. And the workforce putting in the maximum effort that enables each contract to be finished to a very high standard.
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