CSR: One Foot in Commerce, One in the Community
At Marriott Harrison LLP, our aim is to make the maximum positive impact possible from a community perspective by learning about 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:
- Encourage social inclusion
- Engage with local community initiatives
- Support to vulnerable groups
- Develop people and places in our community
- Promote 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:
As a firm 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
- Global Generation, a charity engaging with young people, businesses and families in the Kings Cross area to build community between people and the natural world. MH staff take part in fortnightly “Lunch and Learn” sessions with local primary school children and “Twilight Gardening” at the Global Generation Skip Garden
- Friends of Essex and London Homeless, this organisation has a weekly operation where the founders, along with a team of other like-minded people, go to the Charing Cross area in London in vehicles packed to the hilt with goods, to give food and drinks to the less fortunate sleeping on the streets. They also supply clean clothes, toiletries and other essentials. MH Staff members donate their time to assist at the weekly operation.
- Individual members of the firm 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
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
- 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 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
- Encouraging recycling and responsible use of resources
- Donating unwanted computer hardware to charitable organisations