Friends of the Earth are one of the most well know charities in the UK and worldwide in campaigns regarding climate change, environmental justice, green economy and natural resources.

The values of the charity are at the heart of the organisation and when choosing suppliers, Friends of The Earth require these suppliers to work to these values.

Charity requirements

Friends of the Earth came to Dataplan in 2010. They already understood the benefits of outsourcing the payroll function but were unhappy with their current provider as there were many errors occurring in the payroll.

Dataplan were chosen not only for their ability to provide compliant and accurate payroll, but also because of their flexibility and willingness to work to the values and requirements of Friends of the Earth.

One of the biggest benefits was Dataplan’s commitment to the development of their ePayslip system which provided Friends of the Earth employees the choice of having payslips that could be accessed via a secure web service and app rather than traditional (and un-environmental) paper payslips. Not surprisingly the vast majority of their employees opted for the paperless option.

“Switching our services from SD Worx to Dataplan was one of the best decisions we ever made. Our error rate has fallen and we feel much more confident that we are receiving a compliant and efficient payroll service. Dataplan gave our employees their branded ePayslips solution for free which has received great feedback. The service is fully managed with no hidden costs and we have our own dedicated contact to assist us with any bespoke requirements that we need. We are delighted with the friendly, transparent and accurate service that we receive from Dataplan.”