The partners and senior management of Chariot House recognise the importance of approaching their responsibilities for corporate social responsibility in a co-ordinated and committed fashion.
Corporate social responsibility
Consultation with partners and employees has allowed us to develop a corporate social responsibility programme. Each of the partners has committed to bring this combined corporate social responsibility statement to the attention of all members of staff through local communication channels and via our national communication network.
In addition, it has been agreed that this policy will be reviewed and measured annually to ensure that our commitment to environmental responsibility, the community, and our ethical policy are as up-to-date and forward thinking as possible.
Our work in the community
Involvement in the local community is of paramount importance to Chariout House – we consider ourselves as community accountants being committed to businesses in the local area, hence our wide geographical presence around the UK.
At Chariot House we believe that helping the local community is not just something we choose to do but is actually an important part of our business.We understand that local businesses and communities are closely linked and that we can have a significant impact on communities as a whole.
Chariout House plays an active role in contributing to these communities both through direct financial support and through the support of our partners and staff who take part in activities organised both by the firm and by themselves.
Our partners and staff are involved in regional Chambers of Commerce, local council initiatives and other business group activities. We also provide work placements for local students and support for educational establishments.
The firm supports a number of national and local charities with both time and money. The firm supports payroll giving and many of the partners provide time and advice free of charge to local groups and organisations. Our objective is to encourage our partners, management and staff to play a significant part in the development of local communities.
Our environmental policy
The partners and management are committed to achieving a real and sustainable positive impact on the broader community in which we live and work. We believe that it is essential that both as a firm and as individuals we should operate in an environmentally conscious manner.
Our objective is to minimise the impact of our business activity on the environment, wherever possible. This includes ensuring that our suppliers do likewise and that we persuade our clients to consider environmental matters wherever possible.
A review has concluded that the most significant area of impact we have on the environment is in the use of natural resources.
Our significant natural resource usage includes power, water, travel, and consumables such as paper and I.T. equipment.We recognise our impact on the environment comes from:
Electricity to heat, cool and power office equipment.
Gas for heating Travel by air, road and rail to visit clients and conduct internal meetings.
Water in offices used for a variety of purposes.
Resources such as paper.
Waste including paper,
plastic and consumable I.T. equipment.