We actively support the communities in which we operate through charitable donations and by encouraging our people to get involved in community initiatives.
Giving something back:
Future makes local charitable donations in the cities where we have offices. The total amount of charitable donations made by the Group in the year was £37,000 (2010: £39,000). In the UK, we continued our partnership with Bath-based charitable foundation, Quartet, who make donations to local charities on our behalf. In 2011, this amounted to £9,000. A donation of £2,017, profit from a competition organised by The Knitter, was made to MENCAP. At our US headquarters in South San Francisco, other charities supported include Slide Ranch, First Graduate, Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation, Joy Prom and AIDS Walk San Francisco. A donation of $10,000 was made to 2 Nite to Unite and $5,900 to Best Buy Classic.
Future in the wider community:
Future people are actively involved with a number of national organisations including the Periodical Publishers’ Association, European Magazine Media Association, Association of Online Publishers, NABS, European & Leisure Software Publishers Association, the IPA, the Marketing Society and the International Federation of the Periodical Press. We are also represented on The Bath Initiative, a public:private collaboration.