Corporate Social Responsibility
As an SME, CJAM is as committed to a robust Corporate Social Responsibility strategy as larger corporations. We are mindful of the impact the company makes on society and the environment, and recognise the importance of making a positive contribution by operating ethically and with transparency in all matters.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy encompasses our employees and workplace, customers and marketplace, the local community and environment.
Employees, workplace and sustainability
CJAM is an equal opportunities employer with regard to race, gender, age or disability, and offers flexible working with many members of the team choosing variable hours to suit their lifestyles.
Our offices near Colchester offer employees a light-filled working environment with views of the Essex countryside and the opportunity for energising walks from the doorstep. Celebrating success and achievements is part of the CJAM culture and it’s no coincidence that many at CJAM are loyal employees of many years’ standing.
With a low paper approach to business, our waste is minimal and what we do produce is recycled along with separated kitchen waste.
Customers and suppliers
Where possible, CJAM supports CSR through the supply chain, selecting local printers and suppliers such a caterers and event venues that follow sound social and environmental principles.
Like our employees, many of our clients are also longstanding, retaining CJAM for its honourable business methods which are not only ethical but consistently open, honest and fair.
Pro-bono work for good causes includes the creation of artwork for an advertising fundraising campaign for Colchester Cancer Centre, launched by Will Quinn MP and senior hospital directors at the House of Commons.
CJAM donates raffle prizes for local events and sponsors a local children’s football team and the Essex Business Awards.
Volunteering and fundraising
Many members of the CJAM staff take time out from their busy schedules to volunteer or fundraise for local and national charities or groups close to their hearts.
These range from stints as collectors for Marie Curie to helping out weekly at Great Cornard park run and holding tea parties for Contact the Elderly groups. Managing Director Christine Joyce is particularly active as treasurer for her local village association, and several team members including Christine run Vintage Villagers which arranges a Christmas party for the elderly each year.
In 2016 an d2017 CJAM entered a team into Colchester’s Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK.