Being part of the communities in which we operate...
Coats is a global company operating on the ground in over 60 countries worldwide. We pride ourselves on being a part of the local communities in which we operate and our units are encouraged to develop close relationships with local people, business partners and community groups.
Developing a robust and clear approach to community engagement helps us to:
- build stronger relationships with local communities - particularly with the employees who live there
- improve our relationships with local governments and local business partners
- build employee pride
- increase our ability to attract and retain high quality, committed employees
- meet the aims of our wider CR approach
- improve our ability to deliver Coats' business strategy
We also aim to be a good corporate citizen and engage regularly with local authorities and other organisations in the community. It is important to us that we play a key role in local society, not least of which because that's where our employees come from.