HCP have signed the Vision for Literacy for 2020. We pledge to elevate the literacy issue within our business, influence our partners and take action (commensurate with size) based on the needs of our local communities to close the literacy gap.

Our vision is a nation of confident children who grow up to lead successful lives. Every year over 60,000 children leave primary school unable to read to the required standard. The impact of this on their future life chances can be devastating.

HCP encourage our staff to volunteer with our Corporate Reading Scheme, a commitment of 30 minutes per week of reading with a child from a local primary school, who is falling behind, to close the literacy gap in some of the most deprived areas of the country.

We recognise the value of employee volunteering and the difference our people can make, and are committed to encouraging and enabling employees to participate in volunteering activities to support their personal development, delivering benefits to the communities in which we operate.