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

As a company, we are keen to give back to the local communities in which we operate, as well as supporting charities and causes that are close to our employees’ hearts.

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.

The Auto Trader Community Fund, powered by the Forever Manchester charity, donated over £60,000 in 2018 to community groups and grassroots projects across Greater Manchester.

Donations from Auto Trader directly to other charities totalled an additional £60,000 in 2018 through our Auto Trader Sponsorships initiative which provide match-funding to employees, customers and partners fundraising for charities that are close to their hearts. Our Give as You Earn (GAYE) scheme participation has reached 11% of our total workforce and £100,000 has been donated to various charities through payroll.

But making a difference extends to more than donating money. We offer our colleagues the chance to support worthy causes across the UK through two optional volunteering days that are part of our Incredible Benefits package. In 2018 employees offered their time and expert skills to the following: Barnabus to support a drop-in centre for homeless people, FareShare to fight food waste and tackle hunger, Didsbury Park to maintain eight acres of green space, and Dress for Success, an organisation helping disadvantaged women to achieve economic independence.

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To support the arts and design scene in Manchester we partner with HOME arts Centre and help fund various initiatives including the PUSH festival, showcasing some of the most exciting film, theatre and visual arts from the North West. Our exclusive sponsorship of the monthly ‘Bring the Family’ initiative enables them to provide an intergenerational film programme to audiences in Greater Manchester.

This week we hosted our 2nd #DiversityandInclusion event in partnership with @ennisandco 80+ HR directors CEOs MDs & change leaders joined us at our London offices to share ideas & identify solutions for driving greater #diversityinauto Find out more here https://t.co/g3XfiuIITr https://t.co/WqZJD4V1S1
Just a few days left to enter the #ATAwards. If you needed any more reason to enter then take a listen to last year's 'Rising Star', Jacob Freshwater on how it's helped his business. Lines close on Monday 20th May, for more info & to enter, just visit: https://t.co/gV180jMxhE https://t.co/bAtvk7pLM9
Jesse Norman MP launching the @RMI_NFDA’s new EVA accreditation @EVApproved https://t.co/CB2fxAwwzI
We're looking forward to the official launch of the @RMI_NFDA Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) scheme tonight. Endorsed by the Government's Office for Low Emission Vehicles & the Energy Saving Trust it's a brilliant way to stand out from competitors & build trust with car buyers https://t.co/jnPFz1AeWQ
Consumers like to buy from people like them, and we need to see more diversity in retailers and dealerships, Ian mentions at #FTCar summit
Consumers look for their next new car, they don’t simply think I’m looking for a brand new or used car, Ian tells the panel at #FTCar summit
Auto Trader’s @IanJPlummer is on the panel at the #FTCar summit talking about retail https://t.co/pyfK8JKLRO
“The industry isn’t doing enough to show the total cost of ownership of EVs and we are very close to price parity” says Rupert Mitchell, Chief Strategy Officer, WM Motor #FTCar
“There’s a flourishing second hand market in electric vehicles” says Vicky Edmonds, joint head, OLEV at #FTCar summit
A fantastic panel of industry executives representing various aspects of the automotive industry sharing their experience of delivering a D&I strategy into their business #diversityinauto https://t.co/haJGkIbL4I

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