Social Value

Social Value is often defined as “the effect an organisation’s actions have on the well-being of the community”. It is a measurable way to demonstrate that a business has enabled long term changes for a person or place. It may help contribute positively to the community, economy and society.

As a company, we feel a genuine responsibility to the communities that we serve and that extends well beyond the traditional structure of ‘give back’. Here are just some of the types of social value commitments we undertake.

Financial Donations

  • In the last 15 years sponsored £206,000 into global environmental charities & international waste management campaigns
  • Donated over £123,000 from the sale of our sustainable litter picking equipment to support environmental charities
  • Over £25,000 pounds every year is donated in product donations to support local authority campaigns, environmental education projects and volunteer litter picking campaigns.

Charity Matters


  • We pride ourselves for being a British brand that is one of the major employers in the county.
  • Today our workforce is over 210 people; with 75% of our staff living within a 20 mile radius of our offices

Shared Resources

  • Virtual workshops, assemblies and eco education resources under UN Sustainable Development Goals and Eco-Schools programme
  • Training modules to support community volunteers – litter picking guidance, know your recyclables, public liability, funding & grants, environmental education and social media
  • Dedicated litter picking campaign support  – an online Facebook group with over 11,200 members – share best practice to protect and preserve our planet. The biggest network of litter pickers online!
  • Brand Ambassadors programme which a global reach of 385,00


  • Embracing renewable energy with the installation of solar panels. Our Ledbury site has saved enough energy to power 20 homes for a whole year!
  • Sustainability in manufacturing – a minimum 10% recycled content upto 52% in our litter picking carts. They’re also up to 82% recyclable and 100% reusable
  • We’ve partnered with The Great British Spring Clean for the last 5 years –  celebrating how many of us value our community, where we live and turning the tide on Litter. A record breaking 1,160,824 litter miles pledged in 2021 and over 449,406 bags of litter collected in 2022.

Check out the other divisions of The Helping Hand Company below:

Helping Hand ADL

HH Pressure Care