Spectrecom Films is a video production company with corporate social responsibility in its DNA. Ever since we started out, we’ve been eager for our staff to engage with charities and the local community, including via our staff volunteering scheme.

Employee volunteering has been in the news over the last week or so.

That’s because the Conservatives have suggested that, if elected, they would require public sector employers and companies with more than 250 employees to give staff up to three days’ paid leave a year to do voluntary work.

There have been questions raised over how this pledge might be funded, and when interviewed on Radio 4, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles admitted that it might not be statutory, as had earlier been suggested by the prime minister.

But while the political arguments might rumble on for a while yet, Spectrecom Films is a London video production company fully committed to both the principles and practicalities of volunteering.

For several years now, we’ve operated our own staff volunteering scheme, where the company contributes one hour of staff time to match each hour of time given by the member of staff who is volunteering.

That’s just one of a roster of CSR activities we’re involved with.

For instance, we offer a 15% discount to all our charity clients, and we have created reduced rate and pro bono films for charity clients including Tusk and the Fostering Network.

We also organise staff charity events (such as the Macmillan Big Coffee Morning seen in the video above), and even the materials in our London film studios are, where possible, reclaimed, in order to minimise environmental impact.

To find out more about Spectrecom’s CSR activities, take a look at our Corporate Responsibility page.

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