Business Sector:  Finance
Location/Address:  10 Queens Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1XL
Tel:  01224 404110
Email: foundation.uk@aberdeenstandard.com
Website: http://aboutus.aberdeen-asset.com/en/aboutus/responsible-business/aberdeen-charitable

Services to Third Sector:

Aberdeen Standard Investments values the communities in which it operates and invests, believing where social issues exist, it has a responsibility to work towards alleviating these. Through its Charitable Foundation, it seeks partnerships with smaller charities at home and abroad, where funds can have meaningful and measurable impact and in the past three years has given out £2,621,964 in monetary terms.

Commitment to the Third Sector:

From apprentices building a hen house at an old people’s home, to the chief executive helping decorate a theatre, third sector support stretches through every level of the business.

Many causes are innovative – like helping a care home become the first in the UK to purchase a robotic seal robot used in therapy with people with dementia, or gain benefit from employee volunteers, like Aberdeen employees assisting a money education charity to deliver financial literacy to young people.

Devolved decision-making powers by employees in local communities are based on robust structures and processes are in place to ensure applications are dealt with in a fair and balanced manner.