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Soil Association campaign for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use and is an environmental membership charity and organic certification body. It exists to build a world where people, animals and the planet can thrive. Employees embody these core values and ambition and are encouraged to undertake regular volunteering projects. Staff rewards include an opportunity to have tickets to attend the Valley Fest festival, which is close to the organisation's headquarters, where they can get together with their colleagues and also help to spread the word about the association to other attendees. A staff Christmas party is held each year and always includes a creative fancy dress theme that is suggested by staff. The most recent theme was ‘Mad Max Meets Countryfile', with inventive costumes and plenty of entertainment. Wellbeing initiatives include regular yoga classes and a lunchtime running club.

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94% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

Policies include no desk-side waste bins, having composting bins for food waste and fitting movement sensors for lights. Carpets are made from recycled fishing nets and desks from sustainable wood. All employees can do can voluntary work connected to the association's charitable objectives.

Leadership

89% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Teambuilding away days have included staying at an organic farm with yurts and camping facilities, paddle-boarding, playing the drums, potato harvesting and egg collecting. The organisation works closely with Valley Fest, a weekend festival to which all staff get two tickets.

Giving Something Back

89% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Last spring the Soil Association was "re-hived", with the Bristol head office being moved to a brand new building. This was a big project, which engaged their staff forum and an office move team to help them manage a smooth transition.

Benefits

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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