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. This is composed of 10 staff members who focus on the CSR aims of the firm and organise and manage all Jackson Boyd’s CSR events and activities.
You can read all about Jackson Boyd’s CSR activities and fundraising events on our dedicated CSR Blog.
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 either LMacdonald@jacksonboyd.co.uk or PBradshaw@jacksonboyd.co.uk.
Jackson Boyd’s chosen charities of 2019:
These are charities Jackson Boyd’s staff have nominated. They will to be our main focus for fundraising.
Besty’s is a Scottish charity set up by Greig Burke in memory of his wife, Tracey, and his mum, Margaret, who both died of cancer. The charity’s aim is to help local people who require funding to help them in their lives, including funding medical treatment and equipment.
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity work to ensure to ensure that young patients and their families at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow receive the best possible care and experience.
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 just under £3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by three of our employees (‘The Peaky Boyders’) doing the 3 Peak Challenge (climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mt Snowdon within 24 hours) in September 2018.
- Our weekly dress down day on a Friday has raised £3,200 for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Meningitis Scotland and the Sound Lab.
- We organise a MacMillan Cancer Support coffee morning twice a year where staff bring in home baking. Our last coffee morning raised £234.17, adding to the thousands of pounds collectively raised from our past coffee mornings.
- 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 have forged a strong connection with Team Jak. We fundraise for the charity and our staff have also provided hands on building help with the completion of Jak’s Den, a special centre for older children with cancer.
- We support the Glasgow North East Foodbank and recently collected and donated 8 large crates of food and house essentials with an estimated value of £400.00.
- 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 2017 Jackson Boyd’s staff bought 20 Back to School packs and over 50 Christmas presents for these children.
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. These include the collection of mobile phones for recycling and donating old trainers for reuse in Africa.
- 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.