As a leading business and major employer in the UK, Hill Dickinson is committed to active and progressive corporate citizenship. This was most recently recognised with a shortlisting for the Lloyd's List Awards Global 2011 in the Corporate Social Responsibility Award category.
Hill Dickinson has always been very much part of the fabric of each of the communities in which we operate. Our commitment goes way beyond geographic boundaries and includes contributions to market sectors and professional communities, operating both nationally and internationally. We are members of the CSR Legal Network and support the Community Foundation Network, and we were one of the first UK law firms to reach carbon zero status.
The firm was also shortlisted for the Community Investment Award at the Liverpool Law Society's Legal Awards 2011, and for the Corporate Responsibility Award in the Merseyside Environment Awards 2011.
In June 2010, Hill Dickinson was awarded the Corporate Philanthropy Award at the Spirit of Merseyside Awards 2010. The accolade is awarded to the corporate partner of the Community Foundation that has made a significant difference to communities across Merseyside by embracing the values of philanthropy.
We recognise the importance of protecting the environment. To keep up to date with the ever-changing environmental initiatives we have established a green team who ensure that we actively promote, re-evaluate and continually improve our environmental policy.
We also recognise our business activities inevitably have a direct impact on our clients, suppliers, and also on our communities nationally and globally. We also realise our business activities have negative impacts on the environment. These arise from issues including the carbon footprint of vehicles, energy use in our office, waste generation, and the use of non-renewable resources.
We are fully committed to reducing these impacts, and continually aim to improve our CSR performance. Hill Dickinson's corporate social responsibility policy.
Clients are at very heart of all that we do and we are fully committed to providing the highest standards of client service and advice. We have based this commitment on the Financial Services Authority's 'Treating Customers Fairly' initiative. Hill Dickinson's treating customers fairly policy.
We have an evolutionary, cross-office and wide-ranging agenda of social and ethical support programmes. Our overall CSR agenda (see diagram below) illustrates the various elements we focus on to ensure our business has a truly embedded approach to CSR.
2010 and beyond...
In 2010 Hill Dickinson celebrated its bicentenary and our success over this long period was partly down to the continued support we received from the communities in which we operate. We look forward to reciprocating that support and working closely with local communities for another 200 years.