Corporate Responsibility

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is committed to responsible business practice. This commitment is demonstrated through the company’s corporate responsibility programme and purpose, as outlined in the organisation’s values statement – The Blakemore Way:

“To grow a family business in ways that are profitable and sustainable for the benefit of our staff, customers and the community.”

Our Workplace Objectives:

“We will maximise staff potential and their contribution to the company’s success.”

  • Monitor key workplace indicators such as staff absenteeism, turnover and satisfaction
  • Fully induct, appraise and develop our staff and measure the value of our training
  • Create a working environment that supports and promotes the health, safety and well-being of staff
  • Establish two-way communication channels with our staff such as consultation groups and surveys
  • Promote diversity and equality in the workplace via recruitment, staff development and work practices

Our Marketplace Objectives:

“We will give great service to all our customers and add value to our trade partners.”

  • Engage with suppliers and customers to generate positive environmental, social and business outcomes
  • Provide a great service to our customers by responding to their needs and measuring our service levels
  • Diversify our products and services to support new and underserved markets
  • Support local and small suppliers

Our Community Objectives:

“We will make a significant, positive contribution to the community”

  • Use the skills of our staff to support education, employability and economic renewal in the communities we serve
  • Promote community engagement across our workforce and listen to the views of staff in relation to the good causes that they want to support
  • Maximise the resources of the Blakemore Foundation to help us achieve our community objectives
  • Measure, evaluate and report upon the inputs, outputs and impacts of our community activity
  • Use community activity to engage and inspire our customers, suppliers and other external stakeholders

Our Environment Objectives:


“We will acknowledge, measure and minimise our environmental impact”

  • Undertake activity to minimise waste in our operation
  • Minimise our impact upon climate change by improving efficiencies in fuel and energy usage
  • Help suppliers and customers minimise their environmental impact
  • Measure and minimise the carbon footprint of our organisation