CSR

Corporate social responsibility

How we make a difference

"The approach to CSR at Forsters reflects our belief that we have a collective responsibility to be good members of our community. Through a range of CSR activities our staff are able to make a difference by helping others and they have great fun at the same time"

Victoria Edwards – partner and head of the Forsters Charity Committee

  • Carbon Neutral

    Forsters has been a CarbonNeutral® company since 2007 and is currently supporting a reforestation project in Tanzania

  • Reading scheme

    Staff have attended local Westminster schools for many years to provide reading support to local children

  • Centrepoint Sleepout

    Every year in November Forsters partners spend a night sleeping rough to raise money and awareness for young homeless people

Overview

Forsters Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy supports charitable causes and community activities, encourages sustainability and promotes diversity.  Forsters supports a range of charities both by donations from the Forsters Charitable Trust and through fund-raising activities organised by the staff charities group.  Our energetic Green Committee promotes responsible working through a variety of initiatives designed to reduce our impact on the environment.

 

Diversity

Valuing the individual

Encouraging individuality is very much part of the Forsters culture. The firm provides an environment which allows everyone to develop and grow regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, maternity or pregnancy, race, religion or belief. At Forsters we are committed to ensuring that each member of the firm treats all of their colleagues with dignity and respect.


Sustainability

Caring for the environment

Forsters is committed to achieving a sustainable and healthy working environment. The principles of sustainability are integrated into our business practices and are reflected in the way we source materials and in the choice of the suppliers and partners we work with. We are dedicated to reducing paper consumption and to recycling as much of our waste as possible. The firm has an active Green Committee and Staff Social Committee, these forums promote wellness initiatives throughout the year.


Centrepoint and staff charity

Getting involved

Centrepoint provides support to homeless young people in London, some of whom will have found themselves living on the streets where we work. Forsters has been a corporate partner of Centrepoint since 2007. We are proud to have been able to support Centrepoint through fundraising, practical help, mentoring and work experience. Our partners and staff work closely with the Centrepoint relationship management team which helps increase our engagement with the charity's work and fundraising activities.


Charity and pro bono

Supporting charities

Partners and staff work together to support a range of charitable organisations. In addition to making donations from our own charitable trust we encourage active involvement through a range of fund raising activities and lawyers working in a pro bono capacity.