PD Ports takes its role very seriously within the communities in which it operates.
As a business we recognise the positive impact we can have on the local region and are fully committed to engaging with the local community to raise aspirations and deliver greater training and employment prospects.
In 2011 we became members of Business in the Community (BITC) and firmly established PD Ports amongst a network of businesses ranging from multinational household names to small local businesses and public sector organisations.
We also actively encourage community wide initiatives and support our colleagues’ personal interests and pursuits through a staff support scheme. From first launching six years ago the programme has provided support for charitable ventures which have included; the ongoing building of communities in Peru, the skills development of sports leaders in South Africa, provision of equipment for a number of sports teams, as well as supporting training of budding amateur dramatics students.
At present, we are engaging with the wider industrial community on Teesside to further collaborate on matters such as training, work opportunities, employability and skills development. The High Tide Foundation is an initiative being driven by PD Ports along with the support of port related private sector businesses. Making a difference locally matters to us.
Although not an exhaustive list, our other community based affiliations include Daisy Chain, the aforementioned High Tide Foundation and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.