Corporate social responsibility
B P Collins places considerable importance on supporting and strengthening local communities. We also recognise the impact we have on these areas, as well as the responsibility we have to operate in a manner which protects the environment.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility programme aims to address the following areas:
- Charitable giving and fundraising
- Sponsorship programme
- Environment and Climate
- People and Diversity
Charitable giving and fundraising
B P Collins LLP has partnered with Buckinghamshire’s Community Foundation Heart of Bucks (HoB) to help manage its charitable activities.
HoB's vision is to bring positive changes locally and to see communities thriving and challenging disadvantage across the county. Its mission is to encourage local giving and philanthropy by informing, inspiring and involving its donors and supporters to make a lasting difference. As the leading independent grant-maker in Buckinghamshire, the range of needs addressed by HoB funding is incomparable.
B P Collins’ charity fund worth £10,000 is open for nominations through Heart of Bucks
B P Collins is now working with Heart of Bucks using a nomination scheme which aims to support local charities and community projects that fit in with the CSR values of the firm, whilst delivering social impact to local communities.
The awards, which range from £500 to £2,000, are centred on three main themes for this year:
- Building stronger communities - invest in spaces that encourage community spirit and reduce isolation
- Providing better futures - support and encourage vulnerable young children to prosper
- Helping create safer lives - reduce exploitation, violence or abuse
As long as the organisation nominated fits one of these themes there are no restrictions on what the award can be used towards. It may be for general costs, purchasing equipment or to support a community project.
B P Collins has had a charitable fund with the Heart of Bucks since 2015, but this is the first time it is opening up the fund to nominations to empower local organisations and charities to have a chance to secure financial aid.
In the past B P Collins has helped with the development of a state of the art children’s playground in Chesham and donated to a Women’s Aid centre in Wycombe – causes which don’t grab the headlines but make such a vital and - at times – a life-saving contribution to the local community. Our law firm is passionate about helping those in need in Bucks and the nominations system is tangible way of doing that.
The winners not only receive a financial award but may also have the opportunity to access volunteers or specialist legal advice and support from B P Collins.
The winning organisations and charities will be notified shortly.
Read about how and why the firm teamed up with HoB and first-hand experiences of seeing the charity’s work in action at a recent Seeing is Believing Tour.
In addition to our stewardship fund, we continue to support a limited number of national fundraising and activity-based events, such as Red Nose Day, Children in Need and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The firm sponsors a limited number of events in and around Buckinghamshire each year, helping to strengthen and build relationships within the community.
Environment and Climate
B P Collins is committed towards protecting the environment for future generations. We have established an Environmental Committee to inform, monitor, recommend and implement changes in behaviour and working practices in order to minimise our impact on the environment.
We have identified our most significant environmental impact as the use of resources and production of waste in our offices. We are committed to managing and minimising our impacts and are currently liaising with the Carbon Neutral Society to explore further ways of reducing our emissions at the source.
Environment Policy Statement
- Complying with relevant legislation and regulations in relation to the environment, as it affects our industry
- Minimising energy consumption in our offices
- Minimising waste through the mantra "reduce, reuse, recycle"
- Minimising the use of transport by encouraging video-conferencing rather than face-to-face meetings, car-pooling and a cycle to work scheme
- Informing and educating our staff on environmentally-friendly working practices
- Sourcing fair trade food and drink where possible
People and Diversity
B P Collins is committed to promoting a fair working environment in which all are treated equally regardless of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, disability or age.