A new purpose
A new purpose
Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd was established to create jobs, to benefit the environment and – through profitable trading – help fund The Salvation Army’s social work in the United Kingdom.
Helping those in need
Since forming in 1991, SATCoL has gift-aided millions of pounds to The Salvation Army. In the last three years we gift-aided £19.8 million to help fund work such as homelessness services, family tracing, elderly care, disability services, support at emergency incidents and much, much more.
Caring for the environment
With textiles being the UK’s fastest growing waste stream we are passionate about diverting as many items from landfill as possible by encouraging the public to recycle their unwanted clothing. Of the items donated to us, 99% are reused or recycled, which means only 1% is landfilled. We are proud of this figure but continue to work towards zero landfill.
We take care that all aspects of our operations are as environmentally efficient as possible and we work with bodies such as WRAP to influence UK policy on recycling. For further information on our environmental credentials, click here.
Providing employment opportunities
One of SATCoL’s initial aims was to create employment opportunities and our expansion has meant that we’ve done just this. We currently employ over 300 people throughout the organisation as a whole and as we continue to expand we are able to create more employment opportunities, both at our head office in Northamptonshire and in communities throughout the UK, where we employ local clothing collectors and charity shop staff.