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About us

Corporate Social Responsibility

We support and encourage all of our people to give back to the local community

Supporting our people and community

We support all our people who wish to contribute toward charitable causes or volunteer in the local community. Examples include; scouting; school governors; sports coaches; reading books for the blind; and St John Ambulance.

Through our 'Time off for Volunteering' scheme we actively support staff who wish to work in the community. If staff want to take part in large-scale charity fundraising events, we allow time-off, make a contribution towards sponsorship or offer matched sponsorship.

NPL also holds a number of events to raise money for charity, including our annual Water Rocket Challenge, which involves schools from all around the country and raises money for a local children's hospice. We also hold charity golf days, book sales and other one-off charity activities.


Reaching our community

We make a charitable donation whenever the company has achieved a million working hours without a reportable accident. Our people vote on the charities which receive this donation.

As well as a dedicated CSR programme, we have a self-funded outreach programme aimed at students, educators and the science-interested general public. This generates a high level of community involvement, reaching more than 50,000 people a year through over 250 events.

Inspiring young people

Our annual Water Rocket Challenge brings together schools from around the country, challenging and inspiring participants to create the fastest water rocket, all whilst raising money for a local children’s hospice charity. 


Young enterprise

We provide support and volunteers to Young Enterprise (YE)  and school events to help young people gain business skills and improve their employability. We are also a member of our local YE board and have sponsored the Young Enterprise Company Programme finals night and prize-giving event, for Richmond and Kingston for more than 10 years.

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Our research and measurement solutions support innovation and product development. We work with companies to deliver business advantage and commercial success.
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