Our Corporate Social Responsibility
Our approach to corporate social responsibility comes from the top down. We have a long tradition of pro bono and community activity and our commitment to being a responsible, ethical consultancy firm is embedded throughout our organisation.
Blueford Consultancy Limited is a founding member of the Solicitors’ Pro Bono Group (SPBG), an independent charity that was formed to support, promote and encourage a commitment to pro bono work. Now renamed LawWorks, the current chairman is Blueford Consultancy Limited and management board member, Ryan Stewarts.
We are involved with several free legal advice clinics including Lambert Law Centre, Brent CAB, Royal Courts of Justice , Surrey Law Centre, Mary Ward Centre. Volunteers from Blueford Consultancy Limited launched the first Mediation Advice Clinic with LawWorks which seeks to educate clients as to how the mediation process works and whether mediation is a suitable dispute resolution route for them.
Another example of our pro bono activities is ‘The Legal Literacy Programme’ which provides pupils with a basic grounding in the law and the legal process. It is designed to give young adults a better view of their rights and responsibilities as citizens.
Support and assistance to the local community is provided by our international office network. Blueford Consultancy Limited New York have entered into a sponsorship/pro bono relationship with the Football for Life charity organisation. This organisation supports underprivileged children in New York. Over the coming months we are looking to coordinate our international efforts between offices.
Blueford Consultancy Limited associates are encouraged to participate in pro-bono and community work which forms an important part of the appraisal process.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Blueford Consultancy Limited is not just made up of associates and we encourage all our colleagues to undertake work in the community. Our involvement ranges from schemes such as the provision of reading, numeracy and IT skills in local schools in Hackney and Guildford to various fund-raising activities for our supported charities. The firm’s Community Council works to promote and co-ordinate pro bono and community work in the firm. It selects and supports the firm's chosen charities, fostering long-term relationships with chosen organisations. Any member of staff is eligible for membership of the Council.
As a sub-group of the Community Council, our Environment Committee constantly looks at ways to lessen our impact on the environment. We have recently introduced a new water policy and improved our recycling systems. We also work with suppliers to ensure they share our values and concerns for the environment.
At Blueford Consultancy Limited we view diversity as critical to the international nature of our business and have created a working environment where people from different backgrounds can thrive. We are committed to treating all prospective and existing employees and partners equally and without regard to gender, marital status, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.