Corporate & Social Responsibility

We have formal policies setting out our corporate social responsibility and in brief our aim is to ensure that Harold Benjamin is regarded both internally and externally as a good corporate citizen.

Giving

Giving

£13,670.06 raised for Macmillan, Against Breast Cancer and St Luke's Hospice (Harrow and Brent) in 2013.

Giving

Giving

Over 10 years of support given to St Luke's Hospice (Harrow and Brent) with donations and fundraising amounting to over £5,000

Giving

We support local charities, businesses and organisations with paid advertisements in their publications

Giving

Waste Recycling

Waste Recycling

  • Toner Cartridges

    Empty toner cartridges and their boxes are collected by a recycling company for refilling
  • E-Waste

    Monitors, desktops, mobile phones and associated peripherals are dontated and recycled through www.computeraid.org for refurbishment to reuse in education, health, agriculture and not-for-profit overseas organisations
  • Paper

    We have dedicated paper recycling bins that are collected by a company that recycles paper into pulp to make cardboard
  • General Office Waste

    Is taken to a recycling facility where around 80% of waste is recycled

Office Supplies

Office Supplies
  • 30% of our supplies are made from recycled materials

Office Supplies

Office Supplies
  • 25% of our supplies are made from responsible forestry

Carbon Footprint

Carbon Footprint

37%of employees either walk or use public transport to and from work

Servers

Servers

  • 75%reduction of servers by virtualising our network

Printer

Printer
  • 12,000documents made available through our online case portal so documents can be printed as and when needed rather than as standard
  • 2,500electronic communications per day that would have previously been printed and posted

Tonnes

Tonnes
  • 2,000tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions have been saved by installing power-saving printers on all floors

People

People

20%of our support staff work with either a flexible arrangement or job-share

People

Recruited one non-legal apprentice from the Government's apprenticeship scheme

Legal Sourcing

Legal Sourcing
  • 65%of work is typed by outsourced providers leaving our experienced in-house support staff and paralegals to deliver lower cost but effectively supervised services for clients in certain legal services

Telephone

Telephone
  • 1500calls per month to an external telephone answering service to make sure you can always get through to us

Our approach to CSR is focused on four core areas:

  • Workplace
  • Environment
  • Clients and Suppliers
  • Community

We are committed to providing all of our people with worthwhile and satisfying employment in a forward looking and successful business. We readily support the Government's apprenticeship scheme.

We strive to achieve our objective of reducing our environmental impact through our decision making, our working processes the products we use and the organisational decisions we make and to educate our staff and suppliers, and where possible our clients, to assist us in achieving this goal.

We encourage initiatives that not only benefit the local community at large but also provide an opportunity for own own people to work with other people within the firm encouraging a spirit of teamwork across a series of sometimes challenging, but always rewarding, activities.