The Port of Milford Haven has joined hundreds of other businesses in a global initiative to help the most vulnerable people in our communities to pull through the coronavirus crisis, by signing the C-19 Business Pledge.
The C-19 Business Pledge was established by former UK Cabinet minister, Rt Hon Justine Greening and launched with entrepreneur David Harrison. It is targeting not just the immediate challenges of coronavirus, but also the challenges of recovery. Employers who sign up to the pledge give their backing to three main objectives built around employees, customers and communities, to help address the immediate challenges of coronavirus, but also to assist with the aftermath.
Justine Greening said: “With the future of many employers hanging in the balance and incredibly tough times unfolding across all sectors, businesses face many incredibly difficult decisions.
Anna Malloy, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager at the Port of Milford Haven, said “We’ve always been passionate about our purpose at the Port, which is to build the Haven’s prosperity and although, because of coronavirus, the challenge to do this is now certainly greater, our commitment to deliver this goal has not subsided.
“The C-19 Business Pledge has a natural fit with our values and culture at the Port. As a Trust Port whose ultimate stakeholders are future generations, we know that by pledging to protect our own business and staff, and to support our customers and the wider community, we will succeed in playing our part to deliver a more prosperous tomorrow for the people of Pembrokeshire.
“Our community support has so far focused on supporting the most vulnerable, with donations made towards the production of face shields as well as to the Paul Sartori Foundation and rent-free periods for tenants with charitable status. Our staff volunteering programme has also released our employees during the working day to deliver vital food parcels to families across Pembrokeshire.”
“But those organisations who are able to, can have a huge role in battling the impact of coronavirus and make a real difference in these uniquely challenging times.”
“Our customers have also been supported including those in the tourism sector upon which Pembrokeshire relies heavily.
“Our staff have been supported throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Many have been assisted to work from home, and numerous safety measures have been implemented in the workplace for our front-line key workers.”
For more on the C-19 Business Pledge visit www.c19businesspledge.org