Our aspiration is to provide all our employees with opportunities to achieve their real potential within a safe working environment
Our employees are key to our success. We strive to support them in their journey towards excellence through career development training and through ensuring a healthy work-life balance. Improving employability with our IN2WORK programme
Paying a Living Wage
We support the principle of the Living Wage and ensure that all employees working on our own premises receive the Living Wage. We see this as something that makes sense for the people who work for us and for our business. In 2013 we became the first major facilities management company to achieve Living Wage Service Provider accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation. We will underline our commitment in this area by promoting the Living Wage among our customers and providing a Living Wage option in all tenders. Find out more about our Living Wage commitment here.
Responding to employee feedback
In response to employee feedback, we launched our ‘myISS’ mobile app in 2013 to communicate with staff better and enable them to access company information, including their payslips, on smart devices wherever they are.
Apprentices and Work Inspiration
Investing in young people and introducing them to the world of work through apprenticeships and work experience placements is a key focus for us.
By the end of 2013, 200 employees were in apprenticeships and we had offered 506 work experience placements. Find out more about our apprentice programmes here.
Incidences of bribery or corruption
There have been no incidences of bribery or corruption above a de minimis level in 2014.
In 2013 we won our first Responsible Business Award (Big Tick) for work inclusion from Business in the Community (BITC) for our IN2WORK programme. Our IN2WORK programme covers a wide range of employability initiatives that we have developed over many years to encourage young, unemployed or people from disadvantaged backgrounds to join or re-join the workforce.
One example is the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, which we signed in 2013. The Covenant pledges our support to the British Armed Forces by ensuring that no member of the armed forces community will face disadvantage in the provision of services provided by ISS. To help us fulfil this pledge, in March 2015, we launched the ISS Pathway Programme in partnership with the Ministry
of Defence, the Recovery Career Services, Walking With the Wounded and the
Career Transition Partnership. The
aim of the programme is to create a clear pathway for those leaving the Armed
Forces into a career in facilities management. You can learn more about the ISS Pathway Programme here.