Cleaver Fulton Rankin named as Responsible Business Champion 2020

Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been named a Responsible Business Champion in this year’s Business in the Community (BITC) Responsible Business Awards.

The accolade has been awarded in the ‘One to Watch’ category, sponsored by Ciena, in recognition of Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s significant progress in developing and implementing its responsible business strategy.

Corporate responsibility is a key pillar of Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s strategic agenda, which drives the Company’s commitment to reducing its impact on the environment, supporting and developing its people, providing the best service to their clients and giving back to the local community.

The Company’s efforts, noted in a recent CSR report, have so far seen them:

  • Supporting 17 local charities and schools by volunteering 350 hours to education and fundraising activities.
  • Reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill by 10% year on year and working with responsible suppliers to use 35% renewable energy within the business.
  • Supporting clients and their businesses needs by completing 857.5 CPD hours and delivering 16 seminars to businesses and 500 plus individuals in the community.
  • Encouraging conversation with internal campaigns to support mental health and well-being and strengthen relationships and teamwork.

Commenting on the award, Jonathan Forrester, Managing Director at Cleaver Fulton Rankin, said:

“To be recognised as a 2020 Responsible Business Champion, alongside some of Northern Ireland’s best-known businesses, is a fantastic achievement and testament to the commitment of our team members to conducting our business responsibly.

As a leading commercial law firm in Northern Ireland, being a responsible business remains top of our agenda. Our culture, actions and outputs will ensure we continue to play a positive role in our local community. I am very proud of our accomplishments to date and we will continue to ensure that Corporate Social Responsibility is at the core of our business.

For more than 16 years BITC Responsible Business Awards have showcased transformational stories of businesses taking real action to build thriving communities. This year, due to the impact of the pandemic, the 2020 awards ceremony is unable to take place. Instead, BITC is recognising the leadership and excellence of all its finalists under the title of BITC’s 2020 Responsible Business Champions.

Kieran Harding, Managing Director, Business in the Community, explained:

“There is no doubt that 2020 has been a very different year to the one we expected, however, throughout the pandemic so far, I am continually heartened by the determination of companies across Northern Ireland to be even more responsible through their activities, as they take care of their people, the environment and their communities.

We have moved to recognise our Responsible Business Champions for 2020 rather than highlighting one Award winner in each category. We feel this is the right thing to do in a year where a celebration event does not seem quite so fitting but recognition of responsible businesses is still absolutely vital.

Congratulations to Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

 


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