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Corporate Social Responsibility

At The 36 Group we recognise that we have a responsibility towards our staff, members, clients and the communities in which we work. Our aim is to remain ethical, respectful and considerate to everyone that we come into contact with. We support the communities in which we work, not only in the traditional manner of offering Pro Bono legal services where appropriate, but also by rolling up our sleeves and involving ourselves in hands-on volunteering and fundraising. Furthermore, we strive to practice business in a way that goes beyond the interests of Chambers to engage in actions, however small, that improve social needs and positively affect the world in which we live. In sourcing services for our business and considering issues for our personnel, we make proactive choices, taking into account the environmental and social impact of its our decisions. 

 

 

Charities

The 36 Group commit themselves to supporting a nominated charity or charities each year. The nominated charities for 2018 are as follows:

 

Coram Group Charities

Coram is the UK's first dedicated children's charity with a fascinating heritage that spans more than 275 years.

They were established by Thomas Coram as the Foundling Hospital, London’s first home for babies whose mothers were unable to care for them.

The charity evolved to begin pioneering work in adoption, early years and parenting from our original London site. The Thomas Coram Foundation for Children, today known as Coram, developed new approaches to childcare and education, informed by developments in child psychiatry which highlighted the importance of children’s emotional wellbeing and need for secure family placement.

Over the centuries, more than 25,000 children's lives were saved. Today, as the children’s charity Coram, they continue Thomas Coram’s legacy by creating better chances for thousands of children across the UK. 

 

Against Malaria Foundation

We protect people from malaria. We fund nets and ensure they are distributed and used. We show you where the nets go. We monitor and report their use and impact. 

 

 

Wellbeing

The wellbeing of our staff and members is extremely important and we take the responsibility very seriously. We have appointed a wellbeing officer, who sits on the Executive Board and works alongside the Chief Operating Officer to ensure day to day implementation of Chambers’ wellbeing policy.

A number of our senior managers are trained as Mental Health first aiders.

 

 

Individuals

Many individuals at The 36 Group are involved in charity and community work throughout their spare time. For example, Members of staff are involved in running a youth club for up to 100 children in their local community, and three people from Chambers took part in the recent London Marathon, raising money for various charities.

There are many more examples of charity and community work in being undertaken by people at The 36 Group and we are pleased to be able to support our staff and members in this good work.

 

 

Environment

At The 36 Group we are committed to doing all we can towards the protection of the environment.

We have set up a ‘Green Committee’ in Chambers to begin looking at what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint.

Many of our members now work in a paperless manner, and only sustainably sourced eco paper is used in Chambers. We encourage all of our staff and members to consider their use of resources carefully and be proactive in reducing consumption.

We are working towards an accreditation for our environmental work and will publish updates on our news pages from time to time.