Giving Back
Giving Back

Giving Back

Waste not Want not

Our aim is to minimise the amount of waste that goes to landfill. We are proud to say that we manage to resell, reuse, or recycle 94% of all cleared furniture and make every effort to re-sell or rehome second hand furniture through our “Waste not Want not" scheme. Active Workplace Solutions' clients are given the opportunity to donate unwanted furniture and equipment to our selected charities and social enterprises. In return, Active Workplace Solutions commits to delivering and installing the furniture from our warehouse to registered charities within the local area free of charge.

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Employee Volunteering

We want our employee to be able to see the benefits of supporting local communities and charities. Therefore, every Active employee is encouraged to take two whole days a year on full pay to volunteer in the local community. That works out to roughly 60 days volunteering at our current size.

Active Workplace Solutions' employees give up their time to volunteer and support causes in the local community.

One is Launchpad, which helps Reading's most vulnerable and disadvantaged to turn their lives around and reach their potential by offering supported housing, education, training and counselling.

Our volunteers have done the 'big sleep out' and rocked up at the Oracle, a large shopping centre in Reading, in the run up to Christmas to help with bucket collections.

By fostering a culture of corporate social responsibility, we are allocating two dedicated volunteer days per year for each of our employees. We want to encourage and empower our team to actively engage in community service and contribute to causes they are passionate about. To this end we have partnered with Whatimpact.

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Employee Volunteering

Active has partnered with WhatImpact to enhance its commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability. WhatImpact, a leading platform in the social impact space, empowers businesses to make a positive difference in their communities and beyond. By aligning with WhatImpact, we aim to leverage the platform's innovative tools and resources to streamline and maximise the impact of their social initiatives. This partnership reflects our dedication to creating meaningful change and contributing to social and environmental causes. Together with WhatImpact, Active can better measure, manage, and communicate its social impact, fostering a culture of purpose-driven business and reinforcing its position as a socially responsible organisation.

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Get Berkshire Active

Get Berkshire Active is a charity dedicated to improving sporting and physical activity across Berkshire.

As a designer of the modern workplace we understand the importance of being active and the effect it can have on productivity and engagement in the workplace.

We support Get Berkshire Active by sponsoring the Workplace of the Year Award at the charity's annual awards ceremony and offer discounts to the county's sports clubs

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Connect Reading

Connect Reading is a small charity, with big impact. Connecting sectors for mutual benefit, our events, campaigns and services link local businesses, charities, and the education and public sector. From our Resource Xchange to our annual Giving Tree Campaign, our connections positively impact the local community, local environment and local economy. Join the network!

If you're based outside of Reading and are looking for bespoke, strategic social value support, our sister organisation, Connect Local, can support your business' ESG journey.

Woodley Food Bank

The Woodley Foodbank is dedicated to serving the residents of Woodley and its neighboring areas, actively combating food poverty and ensuring that nobody in the community goes without a meal. As an integral part of the Pilot Light Trust, a registered charity established by Woodley's churches in 1997, the food bank takes pride in its continuous service to the local community. Thanks to the regular contributions by Active and many other organisations and individuals, the collective efforts have a significant impact on those in need.

If you or your company are interested in establishing a donation box at your office, please reach out to Richard at or connect with your local food bank. Your support can make a meaningful difference in alleviating hunger in our community

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The Active team work hard to design visually brilliant and practical office workspaces; making the best use out of the available space. If you are interested in any of the professional office interiors services that are available from the Active team, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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