We recognise our corporate responsibility to manage the environmental impact of our business activities and to make a positive contribution, wherever possible. We believe that we have an obligation to protect and support our communities, people, environment and heritage through proactive policy and a inclusive approach.
Our team enthusiastically engages in local activities and we are committed to supporting the philanthropic facet of our business facilitated by The Martin Charitable Trust, a charity set up by the Martin family in 1984. The remit and the objective of the Trust is to support medical, social and children’s charities together with a commitment to the community of which its business is a part. The Trust considers applications from registered charities for support from time to time, applications should be submitted in writing to the Martin’s Properties office.
We are committed to supporting our staff in charitable or fundraising endeavours that they may undertake.
Our environment and our heritage are our key assets. We pledge that all employees consider the environmental impacts of their day to day work.
We actively engage with all stakeholders, suppliers, consultants and contractors to encourage a proactive approach to sustainability and encourage them to use innovative solutions in building design and construction. All of our developments are expected to achieve BREAM very good or better.
We act to minimise the impact of our existing portfolio on the environment by improving the energy efficiency of buildings and working to include green clauses in our leases.
We ensure that we protect and support the people that we work with across all areas of our business, including employees, suppliers and our customers. The relationship with all of our stakeholders is of the utmost importance, and this is demonstrated in the results of our Real Service survey. We have long standing relationships with customers and suppliers and some of our employees have been with us for over 20 years!
We care for our employees and believe that we all have a responsibility in creating an open, inclusive, professional and trusting work environment, and that we remain true to Our Values. We develop the skills of our staff to help with both their own personal development and the success of the business. The health, safety and wellness of our staff is paramount and we issue bi weekly newsletters to assist our staff in thinking about their wellbeing.
We look to engage with both local and national communities and organisations by dedicating our time and efforts to support and fundraise for groups both in London and those with a national impact. Since 2017 we have raised £28,000 for a number of different charities by taking part in a 100km 24 hour walk, bake sales, sleep outs, muddy obstacle courses, competing for the most steps and our MD, Richard, running 100km in an impressive 12 hours 30 minutes! We are continuously striving to raise funds and support these charities, which are close to our hearts, to help make an impact. To further encourage our fundraising efforts, Martin’s Charitable Trust have pledged to match fundraising up to £10,000 per year.
The company has an independent Board of Directors and has strict governance in place including:
- Quarterly Board meetings
- Bi annual remuneration committee meetings
- Bi annual risk and audit committee meetings
- Monthly Capital Committee meetings
- Monthly Credit committee meetings
All of our companies are independently audited using accurate and transparent accounting methods.
Every member of the business is expected to adhere to our company values, at the heart of which includes transparent communication and acting with integrity.