709 Global employees at Liberty Specialty Markets have set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest online video chain passing a water bottle in support of WaterAid. The new world record raised a total of £1,500 for WaterAid. The previous world record was 464 people.
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Our CSR Strategy
Our strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework is divided into three themes, helping us to focus our activities on three community-based issues where we believe we can make a difference. Our CSR initiatives are focussed on projects where we live and work, and in the developing world that:
- Improve education and employment outcomes
- Provide food and shelter for those in need
- Advance health and wellbeing
These projects need to deliver tangible long term benefits.
We have a global partnership with WaterAid, an international organisation whose mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
We launched our partnership with WaterAid in 2015 and have since supported two ambitious and potentially life-changing projects. The first, in Madagascar, reached remote rural communities with water, toilets and hygiene education. The current project, located in Rwanda, aims to give almost 80,000 school children access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene by 2021.
Our employees support WaterAid by getting involved in a range of fundraising events including marathon runs and adventure treks.
In addition to our global charity partner, each office supports their own local charity cause(s).
‘Serve with Liberty’ is our annual Liberty Mutual initiative, encouraging all staff globally to take part in volunteering projects and get involved in a range of practical tasks and skills-based opportunities.
In 2019, 670 Liberty Specialty Markets employees from our offices around the world dedicated their time to contribute to 64 projects.
In partnership with The Slade School of Fine Art and The Art Academy, we are supporting 7 artists in this inaugural year. Graduates are paid to display their work in our London office at 20 Fenchurch Street for one year, and works are available to purchase via an online auction.
Crucially, the project also incorporates a development programme for the artists, including training sessions, mentoring and workshops. This is in line with our approach to equip the artists with commercial skills with which to build a sustainable career.
Find out more about our Art programmes here.