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Unlocking the potential for growth in our local communities
We are shaping our contribution to society to create lasting sustainable benefits that empower others to thrive.
Our annual global sustainability event, Growing Together in the community is supported by over 100 Grant Thornton member firms and takes place on 19 and 20 September 2019. Each of our member firms around the world will come together and raise awareness of sustainability. They will share how to unlock the potential for growth in our communities.
Developing future employability of refugees, enhancing the entrepreneurial literacy skills of students and reducing our carbon footprint – just some of the things we’re proud to be doing to support our local communities.
Highlights from our 2019 sustainability successes:
- Our School Enterprise Programme has reached 2533 students, developing financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills in young people
- We are an accredited Living Wage employer
- Over the past 3 years we have reduced our paper consumption by 42%, saving 1200 trees
- We have raised over £1.5 million for charitable causes since 2007
- We support refugees into meaningful employment by offering work experience placements, skills based workshops and mentoring
In the UK our theme for Growing Together in the Community is around climate change and many of our offices will host a screening of Our Planet: Our Business. This powerful film shines a spotlight on the importance of biodiversity, the plight of our planet and how business could hold the key to ensuring a sustainable future.
Karen Higgins, Head of Sustainability said “Growing Together in the Community is our chance to shine a light on the great work our people are doing in the UK to drive change and create a lasting impact. I am proud of how our programmes are developing and the difference these are making to both our society and environment.”