At Hayward & Green we are committed to being a responsible employer. We respect those we do business with and make sure that everyone involved with us is treated honestly and fairly.
Our current corporate charity is Kangaroos Fun Disability Clubs. Kangaroos are a Sussex-based charity which provides year-round clubs and trips for people with learning disabilities and additional needs. They make an enormous and fundamental difference to the lives and wellbeing of families in our community and we have seen at first hand what a game-changer they are.
We recently hosted an amazing Charity Cricket Tournament for Kangaroos, which has already raised over £15,000. We’re continuing to support the charity over the summer via a partnership with Preston Nomads, our local cricket club. CEO Jeremy (former Preston Nomads 1st XII Captain) decided the post-Covid reality of No Cricket Teas was an aberration. We’ve therefore sponsored the cost of the teas for the current season, while asking players to make a donation to Kangaroos. We’ve raised hundreds of pounds already through this partnership – flapjacks all round.
Next up is a sponsored bike ride to MRO Europe in Amsterdam in October 2023!
A history of corporate giving
In 2022 we raised thousands of pounds supporting Lymphoma Action.
In 2019 – 21 we supported The Martlet’s Hospice; a team from H&G completed the i360 drop, abseiling 450ft at night above Brighton seafront and raising over £1000 in the process.
Other charities we have supported in recent years include Help for Heroes, Royal Marines Commando Trust, British Legion; we are proud sponsors of the Aviation Club of the UK as well as our local Preston Nomads Cricket Club and have also supported the Bournemouth Aviation Museum, who have a Jaguar, a HS 125 (ex Queen’s Flight) and an ex royal Navy Jetstream 31 on permanent loan.
Changes we’ve made
As a member of the aviation community we are aware of our responsibilities in terms of climate change, and acknowledge that we are part of the problem. We have recently set up a business unit devoted to the issue and are seeking out more ways of participating in the conversation. We have embarked on a series of changes throughout 2020 aimed at reducing our carbon footprint.
Where we can, we are making changes. At our West Sussex HQ we have largely eliminated single use plastic and all our packaging is fully recycled and recyclable. No more bubble wrap!
We have recently planted 75 trees and are exploring several new major projects which will make our HQ as Green as it can possible be.
In terms of operations, we have electrical charging points for cars on site and carbon offset all Director air travel. As for the literal nuts and bolts of our business, some 90% of commercial parts we supply are to the latest, most fuel efficient aircraft. All of this contributes to our overarching aim – a greener Hayward & Green.