A strong, growing, fiercely independent building society.
Real people behind everything we do.
Meet the Board.
How we work with our staff to improve the Society.
We need to ensure everyone from the top down at the Society works with integrity and ethically, and to further improve lives in Suffolk and the experience for members.
To help do this, we invite all staff to sit on dedicated committees that help to steer the future of the society and help to inform the board on vital issues such as accessibility for vulnerable members, the environment and improvement to customer experience.
We listen to feedback from staff through a regular engagement multiplier, which is a regular survey and helps us to get anonymous feedback and monitor staff engagement on our key issues. We also have a suggestion box which promotes innovative thinking and adopting new ideas.
Our values are important to us and we expect all staff to embrace them. We recognise and reward staff when they do this, and go the extra mile too.
Diversity and Inclusion
Empowering everyone to build a representative society.
We all have a responsibility to make sure the people that make up the Society represent the community, and that different perspectives are integrated into the organisation.
We have a commitment to varied recruitment practices and promotion of an inclusive working environment, alongside offering informal mentoring and development opportunities to help ensure unbiased career progression opportunities. We are constantly reviewing this activity to monitor results and see how we can continue to make improvements to diversity at Suffolk Building Society.
We are proud to be an official signatory of the Women in Finance Charter, where we are committed to achieving 40% female representation in senior management by November 2024. As of September 2021, we have 33% female representation in senior management, and we are working towards improving this all the time.
How we’re promoting positive labour practices.
Ethical trading within supply chain relationships are key to ensure we contribute positively to modern labour practices both the UK and beyond. We have a continuous vetting process with third party suppliers and we will continue to do all we can to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking.
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We exist to benefit our members – now and for the future, helping them to buy a home and save their money with an organisation they can trust.
Safeguarding our environment for us and future generations is something we take seriously. We are committed to reducing our carbon emissions from our own operations to net zero by 2030.
We’re proud of our home and the people who make it. Proud of our values and way of life. And we’re strong champions of giving back to communities.
From the blog
Latest news and information.
International Women’s Day 2022 – the Society through time
2022 AGM: The first face-to-face AGM for two years
Voting guide for our 2022 AGM
2021 Financial Results: Society Reports Strong Performance
Advice for scam awareness
Ipswich Building Society becomes Suffolk Building Society in November