Corporate Social Responsibility

The success of the Key Security Group is not measured solely on the turnover or profits we generate.

For us, being an industry leader demands we manage our business interests in an accountable manner.


Community

We have delivered event security for Wakefield Hospice since 2010, with around 30 staff per year volunteering to work the 10k Road Race event for free, ensuring that all the funds raised from this event were used in their entirety for the benefit of the Hospice.

Following the divestment of our event business in January 2016, the latest event in April 2016 saw our Managing Director provide a consultancy role and organise a new supplier for the security stewarding for the annual event for the 7th consecutive year.

As we are no longer able to self-deliver this event, our role will be to provide sponsorship to allow a private security contractor to deliver the event again ensuring the Hospice benefit from the funds raised.

Key Security Group have bee proudly associated as a “Friends of the Foundation” partner since 2015. The Leeds Rhinos Foundation delivers a range of projects under its five principles of Education, Health, Sport, Art and Heritage.



Environmental

Key Security’s commitment to the environment is demonstrated by achieving ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems accreditation. The Company’s environmental management system focuses on identifying, assessing, and controlling the activities that impact our business and that may affect the environment.

Our aim is to ensure that all stakeholders are fully aware of their environmental responsibilities by providing environment awareness training and periodic updates to all employees.


Health & Safety

Key Security is fully compliant to Health and Safety legislation, policies and procedures. Adherence to regulations is managed and monitored by our OHSAS 18001:2007 Health and Safety Management System accreditation. Further accreditations include Safecontractor and CHAS.

All stakeholders are fully aware of their responsibility for the health and safety of others by providing Health and Safety training and periodic updates to all employees. 


Living Wage Foundation

The Group is working towards full integration of the Living Wage for all our employees.

Key Fire and Security, our systems division is currently accredited by the Living Wage Foundation and all staff employed are paid at least the Living Wage which is currently set at £8.25 per hour.

All other members of staff across the Group are already paid above the National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour that was introduced in April 2016.


Sponsorship

Key Security Group have been shirt sponsors to the Dewsbury Rams RLFC, who play in the Kingstone Press Championship since 2015.

The Tetley’s Stadium is located less than two miles from our Head Office and Control Room and as part of our relationship with the Club we provide a total security solution combining intruder, fire, CCTV and key holding and alarm response services.


Business Recognition

As a group we are committed to entering a range of Business Awards across the operational areas in which we trade. We carefully select the most relevant awards we are eligible to enter and are committed to improving our entries on an annual basis.

In June 2015, we entered the Business of the Month award run in association with Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and UKTI by Eaton Smith Solicitors and were successful in winning the monthly award.

At the end of the year all 12 winners are entered into the annual review of this scheme in which three companies are selected as overall winners for that year. We placed third in the final!