We are pleased to announce that the Microlise Group has won two 2022 Quality Mark Awards by Charitable Giving’s Payroll Giving Agency, with Microlise PLC being awarded a Gold Quality Mark and Microlise Ltd awarded a Bronze Award, reflecting the level of employee engagement in the scheme.
There are six levels of Quality Mark awarded under the Payroll Giving scheme, from ‘Standard’ (reflective of any employee participation) all the way up to ‘Diamond’ (30% overall employee participation). A Diamond award – added in 2017 – also has extra requirements: the company must pay an administration fee on behalf of their employees, match funded employee donations, and carry out active promotion around the scheme.
Charitable Giving is an HMRC approved and audited Payroll Giving Agency, and a registered charity in its own right. The organisation has grown steadily since its formation in 1987, becoming the trusted provider of administrative services to more than one thousand corporate clients, including FTSE 100 companies throughout the UK and ROI.
“As noted recently in the press, Payroll Giving continues to go from strength to strength and each and every donation and supportive employer has played a part in enabling that.” States Claire Mortimore, CEO of Charitable Giving. “Having been instrumental in supporting so many charities with sustained and regular income during the pandemic, Payroll Giving has again come into its own, with a record number of large one-off and new regular donations pledged in support of the crisis in Ukraine.”
Winning these Quality Mark Awards reflects a wider recognition of our commitment to support the more vulnerable members of our communities, empowering employees to donate as a salary sacrifice.
Microlise has grown by putting its people and customers first, alongside a commitment to continuous improvement across the range of products we offer. Our guiding set of Microlise Core Values provide us with clear standards, ensuring that we live up to our ethos of creating lasting value in a positive and sustainable way.
Alongside our Corporate Social Responsibility policy and community support activities, engaging with Payroll Giving to get the most out of our charitable contributions aligns directly with fulfilling one of our five Core Values in particular, “We Care”.
We Care: we care about our employees, our customers, and our business – and the communities we live in.
As part of living up to this Core Value we actively encourage business-wide (and individual) support for local communities and good causes. Our dedicated Community Engagement Group of employees directs business-wide support initiatives, extending all the way from supporting major charities such as Transaid down to smaller local causes such as local schools, sports clubs, and foodbanks in communities around our UK headquarters – as well as local orphanages in India near our office in Pune.
A privately owned business based in Nottingham in the UK, Microlise invests significantly in research and development annually to ensure its solutions continue to be underpinned by market-leading technology. Microlise helps its customers to save more than £210m each year in fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by hundreds of thousands of metric tonnes.
Microlise technology helps its customers reduce costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations. This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency, and improving economy and safety; whilst helping to deliver the very best customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.