ACD gains Living Wage and Resource Efficiency Accreditation

Alexander Community Development, recieves Accreditations

ALEXANDER Community Development (ACD) is delighted to announce that it is now a Living Wage Accredited Employer. This is one of the first steps we are taking to help tackle poverty head-on. We believe in fair pay for fair work and we are committed to paying the real living wage. This is something we will implement when we provide work placements through Government Kickstart Scheme later this year.

This week has also seen ACD secure the Bronze Resource Efficiency Pledge. ACD is committed to developing a more green and sustainable way of working and will be implementing various
steps throughout our journey.

The next part of this journey for ACD is building a self-sustaining green site, at Fairfield Street,
which will house the organisation and significantly increase capacity for services. The site will
also offer affordable space for other, similarly aligned organisations to operate from. We are
seeking support for this build and if would like to be involved in this project, please get in

Alexander Community Development is a community organisation offering 3 services –
Transition to Trade, Food Distribution, and Trades for All.

Alexander Community Development has been demonstrating its people-driven values, with the food distribution services, during Covid-19 Lockdown. The service is focussed on supporting the network of food insecurity groups in the city, ensuring they have access to food, transportation, storage, and logistical support, which enables them to focus on providing their vital services.

The real Living Wage
• Only the real Living Wage is independently calculated each year based on what
employees and their families need to live
• The current UK Living Wage is £9.30 an hour
• The current London Living Wage is £10.75 an hour
• Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis
• The rates apply to all workers over 18 – in recognition that young people face the
same living costs as everyone else
• The real Living Wage that meets the cost of living enjoys cross-party support, with
public backing from MSPs and MPs across the political spectrum
• Paying a wage that is enough to live on is good for business, good for the individual
and good for society
• The Living Wage Employer Mark and Service Provider Recognition Scheme provide
an ethical badge for responsible pay

The Resource Efficiency Pledge is a nationwide scheme backed by the Scottish Government to
help Scottish businesses use energy, water, and raw materials more efficiently throughout
their operations. Since 2014, nearly 200 organisations across Scotland have taken steps to
save money and strengthen their businesses through the Pledge.

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