The campaign theme for the 2021 International Women’s Day is #ChoosetoChallenge. IWD is a good day to challenge ourselves not only about what we seek to achieve in relation to gender balance at Melin but also more widely, because while we can celebrate that our gender pay gap is zero we know we still have a long way to go, to be a truly diverse and inclusive organisation.
We supported St David’s Hospice Care during 2019 and 2020. Through sponsorship of events, fundraising in the office (when we could) and online fundraising Melin and our generous staff raised an impressive £16,599.38 for the local charity.
The Pride of Gwent Awards are an opportunity to showcase the incredible people, groups and communities. These are our unsung heroes, who should be recognised for the amazing work that they do.
Thanks to the community benefit clause we put into contracts, and our partnership with Robert Price we have been able to donate a van to TRAC2. We arranged for the new graphics to be fitted to one of our lease vans and have gifted it to the TRAC2 team, who do so much work locally supporting those in need in our communities.
We realise the importance of supporting local communities and that is at the heart of everything we do. We have set up a sustainable communities fund, which contractors who work with us contribute to, this money helps support our schools project, FACE and allows us to support our partnership schools.