Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an integral part of the Carpenter Box culture. As a responsible business, we respect the interests of our stakeholders – our employees, clients, suppliers, and the wider community.
We actively seek opportunities both to improve the environment and to contribute to the well-being of the communities in which we do business.
The Carpenter Box Charitable Foundation
In 2009, with the support of the staff that fundraise tirelessly, we set up the firm’s own charity, the Carpenter Box Charitable Foundation (CBCF), which was initiated to make the firm’s giving more effective. The charity supports small, local voluntary and community groups that are active in the Worthing & District area.
Since its inception, the charity has raised over £200,000 to support small, local voluntary and community groups. CBCF gives back to the community, in particular to the ‘grass root’ charities that often find fundraising difficult. The Foundation is run by Staff Trustees who along with one Partner decide on donations and grants. The impact on staff, who feel empowered to suggest initiatives and see them through, is tremendous. They feel engaged with the community and proud to belong to a firm which itself cares enough to make things happen.
Carpenter Box in the community
As a firm, our ethos is very much about being involved with the community we live in and as such our Carpenter Box in the Community programme sees us proactively helping good causes and charities on a regular basis.
We have also been pleased to support local schools via sponsorship of various events and awards and have given our time to attend careers fairs and business breakfast networking events over a number of years.
In addition to CBCF, we encourage volunteering which has resulted in a number of our staff and Partners giving up their time acting as advisers, Trustees and Governors for local organisations. We also support the local business community and have sponsored events such as the Adur & Worthing Business Awards (which we were instrumental in setting up) and the Southern Business Awards.
Other charitable support
Over the past few years Carpenter Box staff have raised tens of thousands of pounds for many charities local and national including: Children in Need, MacMillan Nurses, The Juniper Trust, St Barnabas Hospice, St Wilfrid’s Hospice, The Rowans Hospice, Buffer, Breast Cancer Care, Care for Veterans, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Cancer Research UK, Chestnut Tree House, The Salvation Army and many local schools, to name but a few.
Carpenter Box also signed up to become the first corporate donor to the Worthing & Adur Fund. These donations are used to support local charities and community groups now and for the foreseeable future. Our view is that at a time when harmony within our society is all too fragile, it is all the more important for businesses and the UK public to show some solidarity and unity to help support community groups and charities alike.
Get in touch
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