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Corporate Social Responsibility
Collas Crill wants to lead the way in
being a good corporate citizen and is committed to giving something
back to the community.
Our approach to CSR is focused on:
- Ensuring we always act ethically and adhering to highest
principles of corporate governance
- Being an employer of choice by investing in staff and ensuring
they are treated with respect and dignity in a safe working
- Supporting our local communities
- Adopting environmentally friendly and sustainable
Examples of our CSR activities are:
Race For Life
After several years of individuals participating in the Race for
Life, Collas Crill decided to organise a
Blackburn ran the race, finishing in just over 27 minutes and
the rest of the team started and finished together, coming in
around 55 minutes with Debs cheering us on.
Ebenezer the Donkey
The Guernsey Adult Literacy Project (GALP) latest
fundraiser is The Guernsey Donkey Parade. The concept is based on
other parades which have been held around the world such as Cow
Parades, Pig Parades and, last year in London, the Elephant
There are forty-two, life-size, fibre-glass
donkeys in all making a home for themselves in various parts of the
island. Each donkey has been sponsored by a local company and the
sponsors will choose the name for 'their' donkey. Collas
Crill's donkey is called Ebenezer - to learn more click here.
Making A Difference (MAD)
MAD is a staff initiated and driven programme to support local
charities and organisations in Guernsey and Jersey. Its not just
about giving money, though - for us it's about staff members giving
up their own time to help organisations they have chosen.
In the last fwe years the MAD team have assisted WIGWAM,
Headway, The Guernsey Adult Literacy Project, JSPCA /Jersey
Animals' and Jersey Hspice Care.
In 2013, Kit Hobbs (the head of this years MAD committee in
Guernsey) has introduced ahave a monthly fundraiser in a
bucket for dress-down Friday on the last Friday of the month.
Beneficiaries are chosen by staff. A recent beneficiary was
the Guernsey Kidney Patients Association after a nomination by a
member of staff who was personally helped by them. In And in
April MAD supported Autism Guernsey. Each month (for 2013) the
MAD team aims to have a different charity supported with a
connection or relevance to a member of staff.
Previous help includes sponsoring a cow in the Guernsey Cows on
Parade event late last year (following on from Ebenezer the donkey
in 2011), sponsoring a duck in the duck race for the Harbour
Carnival and working with the Guernsey Welfare Service in the
run-up to Christmas to collect food on a food drive and then
distribute that food, together with hristmas presents to
those that can't afford them, at the Welfare Service's HQ in St.
Peter Port. During 2012, we also sponsored the Guernsey Judo
Association for some new judo mats, raised money in a bucket with
loose change and spare overseas currency for Action Aid and had a
team of around 10 people taking part in Movember.
The annual Moot has become something of an institution in
Guernsey. It provides schools from around the Island with the
chance to participate in a "mock-trial" competition. For
future lawyers the Moot teaches the basics of certain aspects of
law and provides a fantastic opportunity to experience the drama of
the courtroom first hand. Even for those students not looking
to pursue a legal career, the Moot provides an invaluable
opportunity to improve upon their communication, presentation,
research and analytical skills.
The Moot involves pairs of students studying real-life legal
case notes and applying them to a mock court situation. They must
present their arguments in front of a Judge (ably played by some of
the firm's partners) and are marked on their court etiquette,
clarity, body language, legal argument and time-keeping.