The Living Wage Foundation, a campaigning organisation for salaries that cover the real cost of living in the United Kingdom, has recognised Corps Security‘s for extending a commitment to paying directly employed security personnel a Real Living Wage to all new contracts it bids on.
The annual Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate notable employers that pay the Living Wage. This year they recognised the movement welcoming its 10,000th accredited Living Wage Employer at a time when addressing the ongoing cost-of-living crisis is more important than ever. The awards were sponsored by Aviva and Everton FC.
Launched as the Corps of Commissionairs in 1859, Corps Security operates as a Social Enterprise – an entity that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in financial, social and environmental wellbeing.
Corps actively encourages the adoption of the Living Wage Recognition Programme across its network of clients and suppliers, by advising on strategy and promotion of the programme across the FM and service sectors. All prospective customers are offered Real Living Wage bids alongside market rate submittals, ensuring the pathway towards the Real Living Wage is in place at tender. For its existing customer base, Corps actively encourages, advises and educates on developing an appropriate path for a business to become a dedicated Real Living Wage employer.
Katherine Chapman, a director of The Living Wage Foundation, says: ”Despite the continuing challenges of the past two years, the Living Wage movement has never been stronger – we’ve continued to grow, welcoming our 10,000th employer, and tonight we come together to recognise some of the outstanding leadership these employers have shown.
“The Living Wage Champion Awards 2022 are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the importance of a wage that covers the cost of living and the value this provides for workers and businesses, particularly during the cost-of-living crisis, and I warmly congratulate Corps Security on their deserved award.”
Corps CEO, Mike Bullock, adds: “We are staunch advocates of the Living Wage Foundation and its mission. With over 3,000 employees across a mutltitude of contracts in all areas of the country, it has been a mammoth challenge to get where we are today, and I am delighted that the efforts of the team have been recognised. Corps’ target is to reach the all-important 100 per cent milestone and ensure all employees benefit from a real living wage, and thanks to the team’s dedication to this, most of our contracts and clients have committed to the pledge.”