Social Value - Social

phs Group’s purpose is putting people at the heart of its products and services

We provide a range of washroom, floorcare, healthcare and specialist services to over 120,000 customers in 300,000. The breadth of our services and reach means we can make a real and genuine impact to customers and their communities and society at large.  

Social Value Objectives

By working closely with colleagues, customers, suppliers, and partners, phs endeavour to deliver social value centred around key themes. 

Environmental sustainability 

Reducing negative impact through our Carbon Net Zero by 2040 plan.   

Employment  

Providing local job opportunities and work placements in our communities.

Training and skill development  

To train and develop our colleagues so they can achieve their potential and our customers receive great service.

Colleague well-being 

Promoting a positive and productive working environment where colleagues can speak up and are listened to.

Local economy and supply chain

Encouraging opportunities and growth in the areas which we operate, while ensuring we use only responsible suppliers.

Community engagement 

Supporting our colleagues to “give something back” through fundraising, volunteering, and awareness schemes for good causes.  

Championing Equality in the Washroom

phs have been actively campaigning around the issue of period equality since 2019, supporting charitable causes, and engaging with local authorities, businesses, and governments across the UK.  

Period Equality

As part of our partnership with Prostate Cancer UK, we are campaigning to remove the stigma and taboo around male urinary incontinence by raising awareness, providing guidance, and creating innovative and discreet solutions. 

Male Incontinence

An ongoing partnership with DFN Project SEARCH

phs launched our partnership with DFN Project SEARCH in 2021, working as a host business to provide a one-year internship programme for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism spectrum conditions.  
 
The programme supports the transition from education to work. As well as providing work placements, we have already offered several permanent job roles through this scheme as well as summer placements for the students on the scheme. 
 
In Autumn 2024, we will welcome the fourth cohort of students to join this very successful initiative.

Colleague well-being 

phs is committed to promoting a positive working environment, where colleagues are valued and appreciated and as a result are engaged and productive. 

We have an Employer Pledge and Action Plan with Time to Change, a national campaign to help end stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems. We have trained 150 colleagues in Mental Health Awareness through St Johns Ambulance, and over 30 colleagues in Mental Health First Aid through PLA funding. 
 
We have also recently partnered with Time to Change Wales, and trained 40 Well-being Champions from across the Group, who now work together to promote well-being and remove the stigma of mental health within the workplace. Every year, we ask our colleagues to rate our approach to their well-being in our Engagement Survey. 

A workplace that represents society

 
phs is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion in employment for all individuals, as documented in our company Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy. phs are a Disability Confident Employer, which means we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible.  
 
We support our colleagues on topics that are important to them including LGBTQ+, menopause and neurodiversity by giving people a safe space to chat, learn and offer each other support. 

Our Brands

  • Exterior deep cleaning
  • Interior deep cleaning
  • Floor deep cleaning
  • Specialist deep cleaning
https://www.phsinterclean.co.uk/
  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Paper & wiping
  • Janitorial & anciliary
  • Washroom & specialists
https://phsdirect.co.uk/
  • Hanging baskets
  • Christmas trees
  • Office plants
  • Landscaping
https://www.phsgreenleaf.co.uk/
  • Fixed wire and testing
  • Electrical and mechanical maintenance
  • Fire and security maintenance
  • Electric vehicle charging services
https://www.phscompliance.co.uk
  • Crate wash services
  • Crates and accessories to buy
  • Crate rental
  • Range of safety workwear
  • Unique laundry service
  • Locker service
  • Uniform destruction
https://www.phsbesafe.co.uk/
  • Waste reduction and segregation
  • Waste and money saving audit
  • Landfill diversion
  • Bespoke tailored solutions
https://phswastekit.co.uk/