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We are passionate about sustainability.
This is why we continually review the choices we make to meet our long-term vision. We use our unique blend of skills and resources to unlock the potential for growth in our people, our clients and our communities.
The firm is committed to the protection of the environment. Our aim is to reduce pollution and minimise environmental impacts through our operations and services. Our environmental management system is compliant with ISO 14001. We support the UN Global Compact Environment Principals, comply with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme and report to the Carbon Disclosure Project
Our overall 2020 environmental goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by 5.8%.
We support local communities by offering our individual and collective time, skills and expertise.
We support a variety of charities and social enterprises, encouraging our people to give something back by volunteering, making donations or fundraising. We have a Matched Funding Scheme in place to supplement personal fundraising efforts and choose to do the right thing when humanitarian or natural earth disasters strike through our Special Appeals.
School enterprise programme
Our School Enterprise Programme develops financial and entrepreneurial skills of Year 7 and 8 students and supports entrepreneurs in the developing world. This programme meets the Key Stage 3 curriculum, gives students the opportunity to create their own microbusiness, invest in the developing world and gain financial and enterprise skills through real-life experience. Read about our success with Rivers Academy
We are working with Breaking Barriers to enable refugees to find sustainable employment and to integrate successfully into life in the UK. We are offering six-month work placements to help refugees build their employability skills and gain confidence. In addition, we will run workshops tailored to people’s needs which include building confidence, effective networking and presentation skills.
Supporting global entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs in the developing world need ready access to safe finance to grow their business. Microfinance is an innovative lending vehicle that enables easy and affordable loans where traditional banking is simply not available. Our relationships with lendwithcare.org and deki.org.uk enable our people to loan small sums directly to global entrepreneurs through secure in-country NGOs.
Since 2013, we have supported over 4000 global entrepreneurs across 14 countries with over £48,500 of combined loans. To see the impact, watch William Doh’s story, a fisherman building his business in Togo.
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We assess and address the risks of violations of anti-human trafficking and anti-modern slavery laws. We adopt procedures that contribute to ensuring modern slavery does not occur in our business or supply chains and we expect organisations with whom we do business to adopt and enforce policies to comply with the legislation. Collaboration is at the heart of achieving this with our people, suppliers and clients. See here for our Modern Slavery Statement.
We are signatories of the UN Global Compact, supporting principles with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.