Committed to supporting our customers, staff, local community and the environment.
At Jackson Boyd we have a proven commitment to providing our customers with the best possible services and results. We have a similarly strong commitment to our staff, local community and the environment.
Our approach is driven by our dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Team, who focus on the CSR aims of the firm and organise and manage all Jackson Boyd’s CSR events and activities.
Jackson Boyd are proud of the CSR work we do. If you would like further information about CSR at Jackson Boyd, or would like to get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read all about Jackson Boyd’s CSR activities and fundraising events on our CSR Blog.
Our commitment to our staff
For our staff, we strive to make Jackson Boyd as enjoyable, rewarding and fulfilling a place to work as possible. This translates into a more motivated and effective team who can help our clients to the best of their abilities. Our aim is to provide a positive and supportive working environment for our team. We have been awarded a Platinum Accreditation by Investors in People and also hold the Investors in Young People Good Practice Award.
Our commitment to the local and wider community
We are committed to playing an active role in our local community and fundraising for both local and national charities.
- We raised a fantastic total of £1,312.50 for MND Scotland through our 12 K’s of Christmas appeal in December 2022. MND Scotland sent us the following note; “The money you raised will be used to help people affected by MND in Scotland, and will help fund our practical, financial, and emotional services throughout Scotland, including; one-to-one counselling, benefits advice, a loan of our communications equipment, virtual support groups and more. You’ll also be funding vital research, in Scotland, to help take us a step closer to finding a cure for this devastating illness.”
- In September 2022 we held our annual comedy night, hosted by international award-winning comic Ray Bradshaw which featured a fantastic line up of established and up and coming comedians. A great night was had by all and we were able to raise a fantastic total of £772.75 for the Simon Community.
- We support Refuweegee, a community-led charity welcoming and embracing those newest to arrive in Scotland, by donating clothing, food and personal care products.
- We regularly visit primary and secondary schools to deliver presentations on careers in law and on non-lawyer opportunities that are available in law firms (such as administrative roles, paralegal roles and IT and HR positions). We are also happy to provide work experience roles to school students.
- We support local food banks and hold regular donation drives.
- We participate in the Back to School Appeal and Project Present, both run by the same small group of volunteers for underprivileged children from Glasgow and the surrounding areas. The Back to School Appeal provides children with the supplies they need for starting the new school year. Project Present provides children with a present for Christmas. In 2022 Jackson Boyd’s staff bought over 40 gifts for children and young people across Glasgow through these initiatives.
Our commitment to the environment
We have an on-going corporate commitment to reducing our impact on the environment. To do this we:
- Operate as an environmentally aware and responsible organisation.
- Have an in-house environmental management system.
- Have waste minimisation as a central goal of our Environmental Policy Statement.
- Encourage additional sustainable waste management through specific projects.
- Have a ‘no paper’ policy: we receive all initial referrals by email (rather than hard copy) and then use email or telephone wherever possible for all subsequent correspondence.
Jackson Boyd’s chosen charities:
Our staff have nominated the following charities to support in 2023/2024, which will be our main focus for fundraising.
Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss that has a significant impact on their daily lives. Of those, around 180,000 rarely leave their homes alone and lead lonely, isolated lives.
Guide Dogs work for a world where people with sight loss are never left out of life, for a world where being blind or partially sighted is not what defines you. A world with enough support to make the challenges of sight loss no barrier to fulfilling hopes and dreams.
The STV Children’s Appeal launched in 2011 to support children and families affected by poverty across Scotland.
They offer practical help like food and warm clothes; create opportunities for training and employability; and enable social and emotional support. They work closely with Scotland’s leading experts in the field of child poverty, sharing knowledge and expertise with both small community groups and national charities on their experiences of addressing the challenges of child poverty in Scotland.