Corporate social responsibility

Zurich Accredited CR Supplier: GoldCSR is extremely important to us and we raise thousands of pounds a year to charities close to our heart. We are proud to have a thriving Corporate Social Responsibility programme and our people are actively encouraged to participate in CSR initiatives.

We engage in a number of initiatives including:

  • Partnering with local charities, to fundraise and promote their work
  • Working with young people of all ages in our communities to enhance their vocational and personal development
  • Supporting our staff who wish to support other worthy causes.

Charity partnership

We are proud to have a thriving CSR programme. Each office vote for and support a charity partner which are listed as official charities below.

Birmingham – Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid
Glasgow – Beatson Cancer Charity
Leeds – Simon on the Streets
Leicester – Bamboozle Theatre Company
Liverpool – The Whitechapel Centre
London – Whitechapel Mission
Manchester – The Seashell Trust

Young and disadvantaged people

Staff from each of our offices regularly visit both primary and secondary schools in some of the most disadvantaged areas, whether to undertake the right to read initiative (assisting primary school children with basic reading skills), or holding mock careers interviews and CV assistance.

Volunteering

To facilitate staff engagement in CSR initiatives, we have a policy of offering two days paid CSR leave per year per person. This has encouraged our staff to support a number of charities in addition to those supported by the firm.

Office fundraising

Each of our offices have an extensive programme of activity throughout the year. This is not just limited to their official charity partner, but also a number of National events too.

These events in our offices alone raised a total of £22,780 in the 2017/18 financial year for a number of charities.

Employee funding

Each of our offices has a dedicated pot of money where staff can apply for funding to support their own charitable activities.

In the 2017/18 financial year, we are extremely proud to have given £15,272 in funding, which then went on to raise £77,204!

Company JustGiving page

We have a company JustGiving account so we can show what our employees are up to! If an employee sets up a JustGiving account for their fundraising they are able to link it to our company JustGiving page. We set this up in April 2018 and as you can see, our people have been busy!

Our CSR newsletter

We have a CSR newsletter which goes to our staff each month. The newsletter is a way for staff to show off their personal charitable endeavors, fundraising in the office as well as firm wide campaigns. You can click through to the links below to read our newsletter:

Diversity

At Weightmans, we are wholeheartedly committed to providing equal opportunity to our current and future employees and to our workforce representing the community around us. We treat all members of the practice fairly and extend that to all applicants for employment at the firm. We create an environment of positive working relationships to enable everyone to contribute their best. 

More on our diversity policies.

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