Making a positive impact.

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How we make a difference.

Making a difference is more than providing an exceptional service to our clients and customers.

  • Diversity and inclusion

    We foster a culture that respects and values individuals and encourages differences that spark innovation, leadership and exceptional performance. We are a champion of inclusive recruitment, training and development, and have put in place initiatives that ensure our workforce is diverse and reflects the communities we work in.

    In the past year we have embarked on an ambitious strategy to improve diversity and inclusion, so that all colleagues feel respected, valued and included. We are committed to greater representation of minority ethnic, LGBTQ+ and disabled colleagues in senior roles and across our business, ensuring we better reflect the communities we serve.

    We also launched six employee-led networking groups: MaxWomen, MaxPride, MaxFaith, MaxAbility, MaxCultural, and MaxCarers.

  • Empowering local partners

    We operate globally but deliver locally, and we believe our success is driven by working in partnership. That’s why we work with hundreds of local partners, including voluntary sector organisations, local government and education providers, to deliver our programmes in communities across the UK. By creating partnership networks, funding projects operated by local charities and co-locating our delivery sites, we collaborate to foster innovation and ensure our service users can access the support they need.

  • Carbon positive by 2030

    We have published our roadmap to become a carbon positive business by 2030, 20 years ahead of the UK government net zero carbon target. By reducing energy-use both internally and throughout our supply chain, electrifying our vehicle fleet, eliminating single-use plastics across our estate and offsetting carbon usage, we have developed a robust plan for change.

    Read our Carbon positive plan

  • Colleague volunteering

    Colleagues in every division of our business are now offered at least one day of paid volunteering leave, with dedicated teams sourcing opportunities and helping colleagues to make their plans a reality. It’s one of the reasons our colleagues are so passionate about their local communities devoting hundreds of hours of volunteering for great causes.

  • Procurement practices

    We work with thousands of suppliers and delivery partners and recognise the impact our policies and practices can have on businesses, charities and community groups. From embedding the payment of the Real Living Wage in our contracts, to prompt payment and opening new opportunities for small and medium size businesses to work with us through an ethical procurement policy, our updated approach has been designed to ensure consistency and fairness.

  • Charitable giving

    Through our sole charity of choice, Maximus Foundation UK, we make grants to community groups and charities across the UK. Our colleagues nominate charities and causes close to their hearts for grant donations. To date, the Foundation has supported more than 200 community groups and charities to continue their essential work across the country.

    Read more about Maximus Foundation UK

Our commitments.

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Armed Forces Covenant

As part of our commitment to fair treatment for those who serve, or have served in the armed forces, and their families, we are proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Ban The Box

We understand the importance of inclusive recruitment, which is why we support the Ban the Box campaign, reducing the barriers that ex-offenders face when looking to return to work and rebuild their lives.

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Disability Confident Leader

As one of the earliest adopters of the UK Government’s Disability Confident scheme, we are committed to creating inclusive workplaces and reducing the disability employment gap.

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Carbon Positive 2030

In an effort to play our part in the fight against climate change, we are implementing an ambitious roadmap to become carbon positive by 2030 – 20 years ahead of the UK government’s net zero carbon target.

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Living Wage Employer

We are proud to be accredited as a Living Wage Employer, becoming one of the largest government services providers to secure the accreditation. This commitment to fair pay extends to our colleagues, suppliers and partners.

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Prompt Payment Code

Across our UK business, we adhere to the Prompt Payment Code and other supply chain accreditations, such as, the Merlin Standard, demonstrating our commitment to treating our supply chain fairly.