Corporate Social Responsibility

Integrity International Group believes in personal and collective responsibility. As individuals and a company, we endeavour to achieve the highest standards in ethical behaviour, environmental sustainability, diversity, equal opportunities and more.

Drawing on Integrity International Group’s company values, our Corporate Social Responsibility policies are at the heart of all of our business considerations.

  • We will collaborate and work in conjunction with our stakeholders. We always aim to highlight the importance of mutual communication and the strength of our partnerships with local communities, institutions, non-profit organisations, nongovernmental organisations together with others.
  • We will ensure our partners, clients, and employees have the opportunity to participate in volunteer activities that could enhance the local community, as well as effect social improvements.
  • We aim to integrate our Corporate Social Responsibility policies and considerations into all our business decisions where possible. Through sharing our skills, time and talent, we are committed to giving back to the communities around us. Leading industry and community initiatives that share our commitment to making sustainable progress possible, we make working with these communities an integral part of our culture and the functioning of our business.

We are dedicated to operating all areas of our business in a sustainable and responsible manner. Constantly seeking to meet our high standards for positive environmental impact, we advocate for finding new and innovative ways to contribute positively to local life and reduce our carbon footprint.

Working with local authorities, residents and community groups, we take great care to respect the local environments where our properties and businesses operate. We collaborate with partners to ensure we maintain our environmental standards. This includes The Thorney Island Society, a key conservation group within St James’ that is concerned with the welfare of the heritage and environment of the local area.

Committed to ensuring equal opportunities and fairness in our business practice, we take pride in the diversity of our colleagues, stakeholders and partners. Embracing individuals with their own areas of experience, talent and individuality adds immeasurable value to our business.

Setting exemplary standards ourselves, we expect our suppliers and partners to comply with and support our efforts in advocating for diversity and equal opportunities.

To put an end to poverty, to flight inequality and to address the urgency of climate change, global goals were established by the world leaders to build a better world by 2030. It is now in the responsibility of businesses and individuals to work together to pave the way for a more positive future for everyone.

Integrity International Group meets 14 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Read more about our work towards accomplishing these global goals for sustainable development here.

Integrity International Group continues to run and fund UK registered charity, Integrity International Trust (IIT).

IIT undertakes activities that work towards improved opportunities for the most vulnerable, providing: health and welfare facilities, education, job opportunities and skills training. In protecting those at risk, IIT provides rehabilitation and disaster recovery (in particular following natural disasters).

Examples of IIT’s work:

The small village of Weligama was severely impacted by the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004, destroying homes, schools, lives and livelihoods. The Weligama Community Education and Welfare Centre was built to house and educateorphans and those otherwise affected by the disaster and its impact on the community.

Now the centre assists 179 children aged between 2 - 16 years from the poorest local communities to give them a safe place for continued learning and development, enabling qualifications and the chance of a prosperous future with the provisions of education, recreational activities and skills training, together with daily meals, all free of charge.

Those attending the centre are amongst the very poorest in society, all officially registered on the government’s poverty alleviation scheme, ‘Samurdhi’.

The Weligama Community Welfare Educational Centre, Sri Lanka, is entirely funded by IIG which provides the resources needed to sustain the centre and the continued provision of education to those most in need.

Here to Help London, a Restricted Fund, was created to assist key workers and the wider community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here to Help London provided London’s key NHS workers and others:

  • Over 5,000 room nights of safe and independent living accommodation
  • Over 30,000 meals to those inneed
  • Finance to increase the production of face-shields to 10,000 per week
  • 24-7 helpline
  • Soap and hand lotion distribution
  • Free eggs to vulnerable London residents
  • Over 1,000 free pancakes and panetonnes to central London hospitals
  • Online tutorials and virtual debates
  • Free books
  • Online therapy and well-being support

Tony Matharu, Chairman of Integrity International Group, was awarded Community Champion, Asian Business Association, for his work with Here to Help London.

IIT supported Ukraine by funding a fully equipped ambulance to assist the millions of civilians caught in the middle of the war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

The donation aims to contribute to the country's medical efforts and emergency services in the midst of the war.

The provision of the ambulance underscores IIT's continued commitment to humanitarian assistance.

IIT works with local partners like SEWA in India to empower their two million self-employed women to avoid the ‘poverty trap’ and learn the skills and training they need to develop entrepreneurial skills and self- sustaining businesses or to progress into the mainstream financial ecosystem.

In India, where sex trafficking is most prevalent, 45% of the GDP is from the unrecognised and undervalued ‘informal economy’, where law and policy often fails those most in need. Self Employed Women’s Association – SEWA- is an organisation, registered in 1972 to assist poor, self-employed women who earn a living through their own labour or small businesses without welfare benefits as part of the informal economy. SEWA helps female workers gain employment and self-reliance to obtain income, food and social security, and understands the uniquely vulnerable position of female workers in the informal sector.

IIT through SEWA supports women in building and developing their own economic organisations, finding solutions for those who still remain in poverty and are exploited and are controlled by others.

Everyday, boatloads of people fleeing war and poverty arrive on the small Greek Island of Lesbos from Turkey. The island, situated at the forefront of this humanitarian crisis, bears witness to the resilience and desperation of those seeking safety and a better life.

Integrity International Trust has partnered with Ergon Education Centre in Greece to support women inneed and create a community for them.

The Ergon Education Centre provides education in English and digital and vocational skills, specifically focusing on engaging women with little to no schooling experience. The primary objective is to extend vital support to women who may be struggling with diverse challenges, creating a safe and inclusive environment where they can find assistance and solidarity, building a sense of community among women, fostering connections, and empowering them through shared experiences and resources.

Funded entirely by local individuals and charitable corporate donations, St Andrew’s Club is the oldest youth club in the world. Contributing to the local community for over 150 years, the club is a ‘neutral’ environment, where dedicated youth workers selflessly provide activities and events in Westminster to around 700 members each year.

The Club offers a safe, welcoming and active environment and aims to help their members become self-efficient and in turn make positive contributions to society.

Around 40% of children attending St Andrew’s Club are classed as living below the poverty line. St Andrew’s provide a safe, welcoming and active environment that helps their members, aged 5 to adulthood, develop educationally, socially and personally through a wide range of sport, art, practical skills, trips out and training.

IIG is committed to supporting the local youth of St Andrew’s Club in sustaining the running of their evening programmes.