Corporate Social Responsibility
Our recognition of our wider responsibilities to the community translates through our participation in a number of projects that strive to improve services within local communities and overseas.
Some of our community partners are;
Survivors in Transition
Survivors in Transition (SiT) is a registered charity, based in Ipswich, providing telephone, email and online support, as well as a specialist counselling and therapy service for adult survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
MacRefresh Ltd. have donated Apple iMac’s, provided networking services and have donated both developer & programmer time to SiT to design and build the bespoke CMS that now runs the operations of the charity.
We have been helping further the education of African students by providing iPads to the Namibia project. The Namibia project is working hard to improve schools in Africa by developing everything from the school libraries to their water supply.
The Namibia project used the iPads supplied by MacRefresh Ltd. to assist with Grade 1 learners as well as Grade 2 & 3 teachers so they can learn the functional skills of using the devices. Furthermore, the iPads can be used as powerful learning tools for problem-solving, drawing, storytelling and geometry.
Digital Bridges Project
Digital Bridges is Social Enterprise Project that provides an environment and opportunity for young people to teach older generations of the local community how to use an iPad and preserve their memories digitally for future generations to enjoy.
As a community partner of MacBank (Macrefresh Ltd.), DBP receive support with both the loan and donation of Apple iPad’s for use in this wonderful community scheme.
Poppies Care Farm
MacBank (MacRefresh Ltd.) have been working with Poppies to get their IT equipment updated and refurbished as well as build a brand new website from the ground up.
The website had become dated overtime and we believe it doesn't represent the true image of poppies care farm. Using our in-house marketing team we've been developing a fresh site which should be available Q1 2018.
We have started a program that allows us to donate IT equipment to African schools. We have already supplied the Maria Montessori School in Kumasi, Ghana.
We will continue to develop this program to help more schools in Africa upgrade their IT infrastructure.
Our most significant impact on the environment is through our use of energy and other resources.
We are conscious of the company’s environmental impact through its operations and our responsibility to reduce our environmental impact.
In particular we have:
- Reduced paper usage throughout the company, by implementing double-sided printing and making operations paperless, wherever possible;
- Improved energy efficiency in our premises, through the use of energy management and smart electronic controls;
- Improved recycling facilities so that our waste is segregated at point of use and we target zero landfill output from our operations;
- Introduced new bathroom technology to significantly reduce our water consumption;