It’s called Corporate Responsibility, it’s central to the way we do business and, as we’ll soon be reporting activities to members, we’d like to hear your views on how we might improve or change our approach. You can see our latest Corporate Responsibility Report in our 2011 Annual Report and Accounts - just click the link then navigate to page 50.
How do you think Nationwide could be even more socially and environmentally responsible?
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I would like to suggest local Nationwide Branches all over the UK organise 'Seaside Trips' once a year for underprivelaged children in our Communities!!
Date posted - 13/04/2012 08:05:27
Many thanks for all your feedback to help us shape our Corporate Responsibility report and for your suggestions on our CR activities. We are currently renewing our strategy, and have been considering your views to help shape things going forward. Do look out for new activities over the next year.
Susan from London wins £20 in M&S vouchers for her suggestion on improving our CR report.
Date posted - 29/03/2012 09:35:45
I would recommend Nationwide providing a confidential helpline for individuals struggling with financial difficulties to talk about the emotions they are struggling with and how to cope.
It should be completely separate to any sales/ general information call lines and focus on listening to the issues and feelings of people who are facing any problem concerning money.
The call takers should be trained in the essential skills of counselling, but focus on listening and recognizing the emotions and circumstances of the caller.
It is important to encourage people, whether Nationwide users, or in the wider community to voice their fears.
In recognising the emotional struggle of customers , Nationwide could help tackle the mental health issues that can arise out of money troubles.
Date posted - 10/03/2012 22:39:35
Nationwide Why not Join up with an energy supplier offering people with mortguages to sign up through you to have solar panals installed on the properties if they wish, the cost then would hopefully be cheaper and added to their mortguage repayments over the term left on the mortguage.This would then not cost people a vast expence straight away, cut down their fuel costs,make the properties more ECO friendly and give a pat on the backfor being the first to do it.
Date posted - 06/03/2012 17:07:18
How about interest free loans for renewable energy projects? Many people cannot afford to install solar panels on their home but everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from reduced energy bills and saving the planet.
Date posted - 05/03/2012 14:26:54
I would like to see mutuals/cooperatives to show a big commitment to help/show/guide local credit unions. The limited legislation appears to be holding back credit unions and reliance on volunteers is restricting the availability of these fair savings and lending groups to the community. Instead of hand outs from the government. Could Nationwide come up with a lead example. local people deserve this service
Date posted - 05/03/2012 14:25:49
Help children of a very influential age (7 - 11) understand the best way to manage money using a similar approach to your light hearted tv adverts. This could be through role play in schools. A child friendly, humorous Nationwide team kick off and then the children join in as invited, or devise their own short play demonstrating what they have learned. This would appeal to many primary schools, be very worthwhile AND meet several national curriculum criteria!
Date posted - 05/03/2012 13:47:50
Each year they could hold a competition for small charities/ schools/non profit making organisations,i.e those who don't get funding from elsewhere, or even community projects that have made a difference to the community or environment who are making a difference in the community, but can do more with the support of Nationwide behind them. This will bring many organisations to the forefront and maybe each month, nationwide could allow one of them to have an awareness day backed with publicity at the branches, which might generate more funds and help for these organisations. The smaller orgaisations are the ones that are strugglingwith funding at the moment and this sort of publicity and help would be invaluable to them.
Date posted - 29/02/2012 13:53:10
Provide an additional 100, part time (20 hour; three days a week) paid jobs for 1 year. Specifically for people with no work experience.
Date posted - 29/02/2012 13:47:35
Nationwide should consider supporting local areas:
- Build new parks for infants
- Skate parks for bored teenagers
- Free day trips, for help the aged / arthritis /diabetics groups etc. A lot of people don’t step out of their houses for weeks, a free day trip will help prevent depression and encourage social community.
Date posted - 29/02/2012 12:36:17
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