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Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR: One Foot in Commerce, One in the Community

At Marriott Harrison LLP, our aim is to endeavour to make the maximum positive impact possible from a community perspective by understanding the relationship between our business and the community in which we operate.

In recognition of this aim, our programme is based on community engagement that seeks to address:

  • social inclusion
  • local community initiatives
  • providing support to vulnerable groups
  • development of people and places in the community
  • access to justice

Where opportunities arise, all staff are encouraged to get involved in supporting our community, whether it is on an individual basis or as part of a larger team.

Our dedicated CSR Programme includes:

Volunteering

  • We work with Age UK Camden, a charity supporting elderly people in the London Borough of Camden. Among other initiatives MH staff are actively engaged in Age UK’s dementia be-friending scheme, gadget workshops and coffee mornings. Approximately 20 people are Dementia Friends (an Alzheimer’s Society initiative), having undertaken training to learn about the causes and symptoms of dementia and what it is like to live with the disease, and how to turn that into action
  • We also work with Global Generation, an organisation engaging with young people, businesses and families in the Kings Cross area to support building community between people and the natural world. Among other initiatives, MH staff take part in fortnightly “Lunch and Learn” sessions with local primary school children and “Twilight Gardening” in the Global Generation Skip Garden at Kings Cross
  • Individual members of MH volunteer and raise funds for a number of national and local charities, including Merton Voluntary Association for the Blind, a charity supporting people with visual impairment, a homeless shelter in Cambridge and the British Kidney Patient Association

Fundraising

Our fundraising activities include:

  • London Legal Walk, raising funds for the London Legal Support Trust, a charity supporting law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the South East
  • Sponsoring attendance at events in support of Nordoff Robbins, a charity promoting music therapy for young people
  • Christmas Jumper Day, raising funds for Save the Children, a charity saving children’s lives and fighting for their rights
  • Jeans for Genes, raising funds for a range of initiatives helping children with genetic disorders

Mentoring

  • Mentoring law students at City Law School, BPP Law School, The College of Law and Manchester University Law School
  • Acting as trustees of social enterprises and trusts, including an environmental social enterprise helping inner city children
  • Serving on school governing boards and one of MH’s senior partners serves on the General Assembly of Manchester University

Environment

  • Recycling and responsible use of resources
  • Donating unwanted computer hardware to charitable organisations
 

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