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This Policy sets out the environmental, community and social commitments of Carters Solicitors (Part of Watson Ramsbottom Ltd, Solicitors (“WR”). This Policy will be reviewed regularly by the Directors, and covers all goods and services used and provided by WR and everyone working within it.
Carters Solicitors understands that it has a role to play in the reduction of the harmful impact on the environment and everyone working for Carters or on Carters behalf is asked to support this. Carters Solicitors recognises that organisations of all kinds are, increasingly, determined to achieve and demonstrate sound environmental performance by controlling the impact on the environment of their activities, products and services. Carters Solicitors is concerned about the environment and recognises that good environmental management must be an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy. Ways of achieving a reduction of the impact on the environment are:
Carters Solicitors aims to communicate openly with staff and others, educating, training and motivating colleagues, and other relevant persons and organisations to encourage them to support its environmental objectives. Whether any goods or services are environmentally preferable will be an important factor when any purchasing decision is made. Carters Solicitors will ensure, where practicable, either through its own actions or by negotiation with any landlord, that buildings occupied by Carters Solicitors are designed, constructed and operated to optimise their environmental performance. Reducing our impact on the environment – wherever practically possible
Stationery supplies are kept under review. More environmentally friendly products that are similar or less in price to those usually used are used on a trial basis initially. If these are found to be satisfactory and do not compromise on quality they are purchased in place of those usually purchased.
We are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and to promoting equality and diversity within our policies, practices and procedures. Diversity Survey 2021 We aim to encourage, value and manage diversity and are committed to equality for all our staff members including potential staff members. These principles of equality of opportunity and non-discrimination also apply to our professional dealings with clients and others.
Carters Solicitors believes that their involvement in the local community can be wide ranging and goes beyond just giving free legal advice. Carters Solicitors people have many skills and talents that can make a difference to the communities in which they operate. Carters Solicitors sponsors local sports clubs and teams, and have members of staff in voluntary and unpaid positions in these clubs and teams We regularly support local Women’s Aid centre’s and refuges, both through the provision of our services and by devoting our time to the services they provide. We also provide our assistance to the local Citizen’s Advice Bureau in attending on their clients. Two Directors are members of Round Table and they, and Carters Solicitors as a practice and also its staff through them, support the charitable causes that its fundraising events benefit. Carters Solicitors also regularly supports its business clients’ charitable fundraising events. Other staff members volunteer for the National Literacy Trust assisting on projects in local schools, and other are Local Authority ‘Wardens’ assisting in dance classes and productions with local children.
We are committed to ensuring that our policy remains effective. All members of staff are encouraged to make further suggestions in relation to initiatives we could undertake.
Stuart Maher is the Director with responsibility for ensuring that this policy remains effective. He conducts an annual review of the policy to ensure that it remains effective.