Responsibility

Our communities

We have a dedicated team of colleagues from across our business who are committed to driving our Make a Difference strategy, which aims to maximise the support and impact we provide to the communities in which we operate

Making a difference to our communities

We strive to have a positive impact on the communities we operate in. Our Make a Difference Guild is committed to empowering everyone across the Group to support our local communities, our industry and wider society.

The Auto Trader Community Fund, powered by the charity Forever Manchester, considers applications and awards up to £1,000 aimed at supporting grassroots projects across Greater Manchester. The Community Fund also supports projects for Saint Pancras Community Association in London, Camden Giving, New Horizon Youth Centre and Shelter.

In the financial year 2020, we donated £148,000 to support various charities and groups that make sustainable changes in people’s lives. Donations from Auto Trader directly to other charities through the fundraising activities of our employees, customers and partners and our ‘AT sponsorships’ match-funding and Sports Kits donations totalled an additional £42,000.

Instead of gifting Christmas presents to our people and customers, we offered donations to charities of their choice totalling £71,000. While our Give As You Earn scheme, which 18% of our employees have joined, meant a further £96,000 was donated to various charities by our people.

But making a difference extends to more than donating money. More than 58% of our employees have used one of our Incredible Benefits, two optional volunteering days, to support worthy causes including renovating green spaces, supporting dog shelters, helping battle food poverty and providing coaching and mentoring.  

£261k

total charitable donations including match funding in 2019

614

volunteering days undertaken by our people in 2019

In a recent consumer facing video, our You Tube Director @MrRoryReid explains why the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel car sales is a good thing and why car buyers need to embrace EVs. Do you agree with his viewpoint? https://t.co/y89i8EvQoe
Good news for retailers in England with today's confirmation that retailers can remain open in all tiers that come into effect from Wednesday 2 December. https://t.co/R1RAQCBpAx
Join @Motor_Ombudsman , Auto Trader and @radiuslaw for a free webinar exploring the future of online retail in the automotive industry in detail. Register now > https://t.co/9e5gGIp2Ix https://t.co/mbuNuYcYD3
Leads from Auto Trader continue to be far higher when compared to the same time last year, with the year-on-year (YoY) increase in leads higher than the increase in visitors to Auto Trader, up 15.3% YoY, and ad views, up 12.2% YoY. https://t.co/On3wLY81J5
Be sure to clearly display what delivery methods you are offering and what safety measures you have in place on your Auto Trader adverts. Many retailers already have... https://t.co/P9qqRfcsIU
Remember to upgrade your package by the 30th November to benefit from our free December period. Contact your account manager for more details. https://t.co/gQr63pAnaP
Our latest support for retailers in the UK in December. https://t.co/5lX1pXw2ka
Over to our Data & Insight Director @therickw who reveals that visitor levels to Auto Trader are up 15.3% compared to the same time last year with leads up a massive 25.2%. https://t.co/OGfyiQD5Yu
A reminder from @MarcThornboroug that if you are taking part in any fundraising activities, we do have a fund to support you. Get in touch with your account manager to find out more. https://t.co/QJbvEpTRBS
And we're off with @stuart_trader kicking off this week's webinar. Stay tuned right here for all the highlights over the next hour.

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