Corporate social responsibility

Being a responsible business is extremely important to us. We are led and guided by strong values and an inclusive culture which translates in the way we approach business, our environment, community and colleagues.

Our values

Passionate

We are dedicated to our customers, our stakeholders and each other

Honest

We strive to be transparent in everything we do and are accountable for our actions

Innovative

We are passionate and innovative and improving

Ethical

We respect our environment and our duty to minimise our impact upon it

Supportive

We recognise our mutual success comes from supporting and respecting each other

Professional

We set ourselves the highest standard in everything we do

Supporting our staff

We’re committed to investing in our staff and supporting their career aspirations. We do this through personal development plans, where we provide training for those looking to enhance their commercial and vocational skills in the professional hair and beauty industry. We also work closely with our brands and suppliers to conduct regular training on products and treatments. Our training initiatives have resulted in Ellisons being recognised as one of the best employers in the UK. Recent awards include One Star status on the ‘Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for 2017’, ‘Workplace Well Being Charter 2018’ and consistently achieving ‘Investors in People’ since 2002. In 2018 we were honoured to have achieved the ‘Investor in People’ sixth generation Silver standard and we are now working towards Gold.

Supporting the community

We proudly support the WorldSkills UKteam with competition equipment, products and training. Our UK competitor won gold in Euro Skills 2018 and is all set for the WorldSkills competition in Russia 2019. As a senior competition sponsor we continue to show our commitment to the industry and excellence as a standard. We are committed to our support of this important national and international initiative and the ethos of excellence it promotes.

Zoë's Place Baby Hospice

We have a long term commitment to Zoё's Place Baby Hospice and focus all of our fundraising efforts to support the care they provide for young children with life limiting conditions and families who also benefit from the support Zoё’s Place can provide. We hold regular coffee mornings, dress down days and various activities to help raise as much money as possible. Zoё's Place provides care and support 24 hours a day for both the child and family. Money raised by our colleagues is matched by Ellisons each year.

Local charity support

We fundraise for our local charities such as the Mary Ann Evans Hospice in Nuneaton and the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. We also donate raffle prizes to various charities and clubs.

Supporting the environment

We source responsibly our products and equipment. Our own brand products have minimum packaging and we actively work with our suppliers to look at ways of reducing packaging. We are currently working with suppliers and customers on ways to reduce the use of single use plastics in the supply chain.

We have a modern slavery policy and work closely with our suppliers to ensure our products are ethically sourced and produced.

Our iconic Ellisons parcel boxes are made from sustainably sourced cardboard with a fully recycled lining. The boxes themselves are reusable and recyclable. We have moved from plastic void filling to paper packaging in our parcels as part of our ongoing improvements to help look after the environment.

We set targets each year for waste management and reduction and continually explore ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Over the last few years, we have improved our main building with a new roof, warehouse doors and LED lighting and have installed charging points to allow drivers of electric vehicles to charge on site.

Our Directory is printed on paper manufactured from wood pulp, sourced from well managed and sustainable forests.