Social Responsibility Statement


We are committed to helping the UK complete its vision of a sustainable and low carbon economy, our approach supports the aims of the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy. This page sets out how No1 CopperPot Credit Union takes account of its economic, social, and environmental impact in the way it operates as a business. We aim to align our business values, purpose, and strategy with the needs of our members, whilst embedding responsible and ethical principles into everything we do. 


Our responsibilities

Our Credit Union’s social responsibility falls under two categories: compliance and proactiveness.

Compliance refers to our company’s commitment to legality and willingness to observe community values.

Proactiveness in every initiative to promote human rights, help communities and protect our natural environment.

Our Credit Union will:

  • Respect the law and all regulation
  • Honour its internal policies
  • Ensure that all its business operations are legitimate
  • Keep every partnership and collaboration open and transparent


Business ethics

We’ll always conduct business with integrity and respect to human rights.

We’ll promote:

  • Safety and fair dealing, respect toward the consumer
  • Anti-bribery and anti-corruption practices


Protecting the environment

  • Use recycled paper
  • Use reusable mugs where possible
  • Follow best practices when disposing of waste
  • Print documents double sided

  • Use low-energy lighting
  • Use motion sensors on some lights
  • Turn off all electrical equipment where possible
  • Computers and monitors switch off automatically

  • Reduce the use of hazardous chemicals
  • Encourage car sharing
  • Provide a bicycle scheme for staff
  • Embed a culture of being environmentally aware


Looking after our community

We won’t risk the health and safety of our employees and community

We support diversity and inclusion

We are committed to the ongoing development of our workforce and we actively encourage staff we take the opportunity to share their skills, ideas, and experience with other credit unions or related organisations.