Corporate social responsibility
CSR at Clarke Willmott
At Clarke Willmott, we consider there to be three significant elements to acting responsibly as a business. Namely, how we act towards our people, how we treat the environment and how we impact upon and interact with our local community and the wider world.
All three strands are, of course, interrelated and overall our policies in these three areas form the core of our corporate social responsibility policy.
As a professional practice our people are at the very core of our business. It is crucial to the overall wellbeing of our business that our people are treated fairly, with respect and are given the opportunity to nurture and develop their skills. We are an equal opportunities practice and are proud of the diversity of our people.
As well as looking after our people in the present, we recognise we have a responsibility to future generations to operate our business in a way which minimises our impact on the environment. We have worked hard to reduce our energy consumption per capita and to operate in a much “greener” and more sustainable way.
The third strand of our CSR policy is all about our responsibility to the communities which surround our offices.
The key principle underpinning our commitment to giving something back is to support the local communities around the offices in which we work. As a firm we recognise that we and our staff are an integral part of those communities and we want to play a full and meaningful role in the life of the people who live and work around us.
Our people are actively encouraged to get involved in various community and charitable initiatives and we promote our “Community Day” whereby every person who works at Clarke Willmott is encouraged to take a day out on full pay to assist in a community or charity project.
Our activities have ranged from providing reading buddies in local schools through to painting and gardening at a community centre; from assisting young people from a disadvantaged background with interview and job seeking skills through to helping out with a team building project for children to prepare them for entering work.
We mainly work with our chosen charities, but will consider supporting other worthy causes by providing volunteers for specific projects in our communities.