Our CR strategy is encapsulated by Shine: bright ideas for positive change, which is all about how, in the actions we take, we are able to have a positive impact on society. Our approach encapsulates who we are as a firm.
We are signatories of the UN Global Compact and work with a number of organisations at a global, national and local level.
The Shine programme focuses on four work streams:
Community - building and maintaining enduring community relationships that achieve positive impacts for the organisations we work with.
Our approach is based on staff fundraising and partner donations to support charity partnerships, the provision of legal advice on a pro bono basis to individuals and third sector organisations unable to afford legal guidance, staff volunteering in the local community, and in-kind support.
Environment - demonstrating high standards of environmental responsibility in all our operations and minimising the environmental impacts associated with our activities, products and services.
Continual improvement forms the basis of our approach in order that we can achieve an overall positive environmental impact as a result of the way we do business.
Marketplace - supporting the commercial and societal CR aspirations of our clients and working with clients and suppliers to evidence best CR practice.
We support clients in their delivery of commercial and philanthropic goals to achieve a positive contribution to society. Our breadth of legal expertise is supported by our collaborative approach including the provision of pro bono services, volunteering, fundraising, sporting challenges, workshops and sharing best CR practice. Responsible supply chain management is focused on improving ethical, social, health safety and environmental performance.
Workplace - inspiring and empowering our people to use their talents to make a positive difference in their communities. Recognising the unique contribution our people make in supporting our CR aspirations.
We ask for, listen to and act on the views of our people and we promote work/life balance and equality of opportunity. We will also act as an inspiration for individuals who may be interested in working in the legal sector, irrespective of their background or circumstances.