Our Parklife Highly Commended at the 2017 Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards

Our Parklife has been awarded a Highly Commended Award in The Experian Award for Building Stronger Communities category at the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards 2017.

Our Parklife is a Joint Venture (JV) Community Interest Company (CIC) set up on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park designed to help deliver the legacy of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

This unique partnership comprises: ENGIE, principal contractor for estates and facilities management; idverde, the parklands management sub-contractor to ENGIE; Renaisi, a local social enterprise specialising in regeneration; and environmental and social regeneration charity Groundwork London.

The Award recognises Our Parklife’s commitment to being a catalyst for local regeneration in East London; connecting local communities and people to the Park through employment, volunteering, training and service provision. Now in their 20th year, the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards champion the most inspiring businesses who are making a difference by taking action to build more inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and tackle our biggest environmental challenges.

Wilfrid Petrie, CEO, ENGIE UK said: “The Our Parklife model of private, SME and third sector partnership was a key pilot project for ENGIE to trial a new way of working that not only brings meaningful benefits to the business but also real social value to the communities in which ENGIE and our customers operate. The success of the initiative has seen us look to replicate the model in a number of communities across the UK as we work towards leaving a lasting positive social and environmental legacy.” 

You can view the FT announcement here.

The Our Parklife 2016 Report is available here.