With our roots established in Peterborough, we take every opportunity to give back to our community in line with our company outlook

At Athene, we have a strong commitment to our local community and the environment. We ensure that our work can benefit the community that we are based in and the world more generally.

Our community commitments

We choose a ‘Charity of the Year’ to work alongside to ensure that their charitable objectives are heard by the wider community and to provide support in the form of donations and volunteering.

We set our fundraising target for the year at £2,500, which the company then match funds. From hosting events such as our annual quiz to our summer rounders competition, our aim is always to raise awareness and money for these charities in fun and social ways.

In the past we have worked alongside several organisations, including:

  • SHINE (Spina bifida, Hydrocephalus, Information, Networking and Equality)
  • The Cancer Wellbeing Service based at The Robert Horrell Centre, Peterborough City Hospital
  • YMCA Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

In 2019 and 2020, we have chosen the Young People’s Counselling Service as our partner charity. As a local charity, we feel it is really important to ensure the aims of the service are heard widely. The work that YPCS carries out ensures that young people in the Peterborough, Yaxley and surrounding areas have access to counselling provisions.

You can read more about our work with YPCS here.

Our environmental commitments

As an inner-city business, it’s really important that we recognise our corporate social responsibilities in relation to the environment as well as the community.

Every year, we close the office for half a day, and we get out in the local countryside to help with various conservation tasks. You can read more about our 2020 Green Leap Day here.

Working as a team, we have also come up with several in-house ambitions for how we can reduce our impact on the environment, such as banning plastic, switching lights off when they’re not needed and having no-printing days.

We are also in the process of developing four key schemes that we believe will massively lower our carbon emissions through reduced travel, alternative ways of working, tackling fast fashion and food wastage.