Category: Corporate Social Responsibility

Magenta to lead Security Industry Charity

Magenta Security Services Managing Director is calling for the industry to get behind an industry wide security industry charity to support humanitarian projects. Abbey Petkar has long been an advocate of supporting charitable causes both in the UK and around the world. Magenta Security has played an active role in its local community, sponsoring local sports teams and working with the Metropolitan Police on projects in schools. It has also supported WaterWorld projects in Africa, provided funding for a blind […]

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Giving Back to Society and Corporate Social Responsibility

A survey amongst Magenta’s clients showed 85% of respondents cited giving back to society and CSR as key issues and are more likely to work with a CSR focused supplier over one who doesn’t consider the issues as paramount. The results have helped us build a comprehensive CSR strategy which is now an integral part of our business. The strategy has helped create a business founded on sustainability, with initiatives ranging from a fleet of electric vehicles to charitable work. […]

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The importance of the Environment

Improving the impact we have on the environment should be a continually evolving process, as technology advancements mean obtaining environmentally friendly products becomes more mainstream. As the emphasis on the environment increases, customer expectations from the companies they use increase accordingly and thus I have placed the environment as a matter of importance for Magenta Security. Our solar panels produce over 10KW per day of electricity and all our staff now wear uniforms that are from completely renewable sources. This, […]

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Why is Corporate Social Responsibility important to us? Part 2

In our last blog, we underlined the importance to our consumer and society at large of CSR. We went on to discuss a few ways in which Magenta Security is leading the industry, particularly in green technologies. This blog post is very much in the same vein and highlights some more of our green credentials as well as some of our community and global CSR projects. Let’s start with some more of our green policies. A longer term aim at […]

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Why is Corporate Social Responsibility important to us? Part 1

In this modern age of social media where word of mouth is both powerful and instantaneous, companies are continually striving to project a positive brand image through CSR initiatives. For some companies, it could be argued that this is merely placation, a reaction to what they think people want. For others, it’s part of the very fabric of their business and integral to their operation. Magenta is just such a business.

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Why is CSR important to security?

We recently carried out a survey amongst our clients to ask them what was important to them. The results were extremely interesting. Eighty Five percent cited CSR as an important issue. They also said they would be more likely to choose a CSR focused supplier over one who didn’t take such issues seriously. CSR has always been an integral part of our business. But the results showed that our clients really value our approach to such an important issue. Magenta […]

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How We Retain Our Security Staff

On average, the security industry has a high level of staff turnover and attrition, and suffers from at least 30% employee turnover. In the last 10 years, Magenta has had a turnover of 9.7% – a figure well below the national average. In fact, during the last 12 months, Magenta has seen zero changes to our security staff. We can attribute such a high retention level to the training, motivation and benefits we give employees. Some members of staff have […]

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A Partnering Approach

The most effective way to be able to build long term relationships with clients is to become a valued partner. If it was not for the close working relationship Magenta has with its customers and its suppliers, it would not be able to act efficiently when requests are made. Our security packages are tailor made to meet each client’s requirements. There are times when clients need additional services and this is where building relationships with clients and external partners is […]

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Taking Care Of The Environment

Claiming to take care of the environment is an easy claim to make but is much harder to substantiate. Many companies say they are green but can they live up to their claims? Since 2001, when Magenta Security Services was the first manned security company to achieve ISO 14001:2004, we have continually improved our environmental practices and we are now considered the leader in the industry’s drive to be environmentally friendly. As a company, we’ve taken pioneering steps to improve our current and […]

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Contribution To Standards

Over the years many organisations have been burnt by rogue security operators. It was a particular problem during the recession as many businesses cut back on their security spend. As a result, the security industry was plagued with unaccredited suppliers who under sold services and delivered sub-standard protection. At Magenta we’ve worked hard to improve the reputation of the security industry, and do whatever we can to go beyond what is expected to serve the sector we work in. We […]

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