We're committed to contributing to the communities we serve.
Our employees often live and work in these areas and we are determined to act in a manner that will enhance our reputation. Reflecting the importance we place upon this activity' our Corporate & Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee meets at least quarterly' under the stewardship of the Group's HR Director which in turn reports into the Group's overall Environment and Corporate & Social Responsibility Committee and is chaired by the Managing Director of Marston's Beer Company.
Each year our licensed retail managers' pub staff and tenants raise significant amounts of money for many different charitable causes through local pub based activity and contributions from the Marston's Inns and Taverns Charitable Foundation. Donations from the foundation are funded directly from contributions made by employees within its' head office function' which are then matched by the Marston's Inns and Taverns division.
In addition to providing prizes and administrative support for the charitable activities of their tenants and lessees' Marston's Pub Company raises money for nominated charities and Marston's Beer Company makes hundreds of prize donations for charitable activities run by its Free Trade customers.
Our employees also run their own Marston's Employee Charity Fund which we are proud to support. This fund is run by employees for employees regularly makes to a range of good local causes nominated by our employees. In support of this the Group runs Give As You Earn arrangements for employees enabling them to make tax-efficient donations to this' or any other registered charity of their choice. The administration charges for running this scheme are borne by the Group' thereby ensuring that employees' donations are given in their entirety to good causes.