We are proud that our brand is associated with the heritage of Jersey and we will continue to invest time and effort into charity and community initiatives so that we can best support our company, our people, our island, our customers and charities around the globe.
Corporate Social Responsibility is our company-wide, coordinated approach to managing ethical, social, economic and environmental issues. We have always been very active in supporting the local community and continue to be proud that our brand is associated with the heritage of Jersey.
Global Chosen Charities
For the next 12 months the JT family will be supporting a number of charities around the globe.
Through our charity work we are committed to giving something back to our local communities and helping to improve the lives of those around us.
Our staff have chosen to support various community projects and associations in 2018. In Jersey we will be supporting two great community associations – ‘Littlefeet International’ and ‘Jersey Marine Conservation’; Guernsey we will be supporting the Marine Biology section of the ‘Societe Guernesiaise’; London will be the ‘Woman’s Environmental Network’; Melbourne is ‘Sea Shepherd’; Chicago & Boston is ‘The Nature Conservancy.
In 2018, we have set a fundraising target of £12,000, across our global locations, with all money raised staying in that location. At JT we match every £ or $ raised to help encourage our staff to support the communities we all live and work in.
We have 2 charities this year and funding will be split 50/50 between the two:
Jersey Marine Conservation
(Marine Biology Section)
|Woman’s Environmental Network|
|Chicago & Boston|
|The Nature Conservancy|
Keeping JT Green
Looking after the environment
Consideration for the environment has been recognised by JT as an important element to be integrated into our daily operational processes and management planning.
JT decided in 1997 it would develop an environmental policy with supporting objectives for the company to reduce our impact on the environment.
The policy and objectives were approved in June 1997 together with the establishment of the Environmental Group “Green Team”. Today the JT Green Team has four members working on issues that both support the local environment through sponsorship and fund raising and benefit the employees and business by seeking ways to reduce, reuse and recycle for maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness.
In order to continually evaluate our environmental impact, environmental issues are considered under six main headings to focus and allow for objective measurement.
- Waste Materials
- Network Development
Environmental projects are an important part of developing staff awareness in green issues. Some of our successes over the years are detailed below.
In April 2008 we successfully applied to join the Eco-Active scheme run by the Planning & Environmental department. The scheme provides a framework for measuring environmental impacts and making improvements to how efficiently and effectively resources are used. In 2010 we applied for and were successful in achieving Level 2 membership. In 2018 we again were re accredited as Level 2 members after submitting our application for scrutiny.
We have a rolling programme of installing cycle racks and showers in many areas of accommodation to give staff the opportunity to use other forms of transport. We feel that this is a very positive response as it not only helps the environment but also improves well-being of staff by encouraging them to take more exercise. Our head office was recently completed with showers, changing facilities and lockers and is used extensively by employees.
Green Day continues to be popular with staff, having raised thousands of pounds over the years from staff generosity. Donations include new outdoor furniture for Jersey Hospice, RSPB bird boxes in the community, adoption of Ed the Fruit Bat and Jaya the Orangutan at the Durrell Wildlife Trust. We raised nearly £500 for the Jersey Hedgerow Campaign from our money raising efforts on Green Day. In addition, five members of staff spent a half day working in Grouville cutting back growth around hedges planted the previous March as part of the hedgerow maintenance project.
Support for the local environment is expressed by sponsorship and fund raising for environmental projects. Many local charities have benefitted from our fundraising that has subsequently been used for many green projects.
Recent beneficiaries include:
- Jersey Hospice
- Action for Wildlife Jersey
- Gerard Le Claire Environmental Trust
- The Jersey Hedgerow Campaign
- Men of the Trees
- Durrell Wildlife Trust
For further details of our Environmental initiatives, contact Andy Holmes on Tel. 01534 882199
JT in the community
In conjunction with the Child Protection Committee, our retail staff are trained about e-safety and the need to keep both parents and children educated about e-safety in the home environment. With a specific focus on making the Internet a safer place for children we consider this type of education, integral to being a responsible broadband provider.
JT is a Member of the Internet Watch Foundation, the UK internet Hotline for anyone to report their exposure to online child sexual abuse imagery hosted anywhere in the world, non-photographic child sexual abuse images and criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK. For more information or to report a website visit www.iwf.org.uk.
The Jersey Directory Recycling
We feel it is our responsibility to take care of the disposal of our telephone Directory and The Jersey Directory Recycling campaign has been running for 20 years. Every year collection points are set up in schools, supermarkets and Parish Halls making it as easy as possible for the public to access a suitable point. The directories are then shipped to the UK to be made into various recycled products.
We also run the 'Books for Tablet' campaign as an additional incentive for local schools. For very every 150 directories collected, JT will provide the school with a new tablet. The school that collects the most directories will, in addition, win a tech workshop.
We all know how important it is to save paper and look after the environment and this is a key focus for JT. All our new campaigns and offers now require customers to sign up to online billing which reduces the number of paper bills we send out. It's very simple; you can have access to your accounts 24/7 and get email notifications when your next bill is due.
Anti-Modern Slavery Statement
The JT Group is opposed to slavery and human trafficking and is committed to making meaningful improvements to sustainable workplace conditions and business practices. To read the full statement click here.