Giving back and supporting the world and communities which we work with is a big part of our culture, and our corporate social responsibility stretches across environmental impacts, ethical and community engagement, and philanthropic activities. This is closely aligned with our four core values of Integrity, Knowledge, Making a Difference and Commitment. We believe that a properly implemented CSR program motivates staff, strengthens client relationships and has an extremely positive impact for our local community.
Our CSR Committee
French Duncan’s Corporate Social Responsibility committee is formed from an energetic team of volunteers driven by helping others and positively impacting our communities. Drawn from across the company (from different departments, levels and geographies), this committee has an overview of the firm's CSR policy and activities, reporting into our senior management team.
Protecting the Environment
The firm recognises the need to protect the natural environment, keeping our environment clean and unpolluted for benefit to all. We proactively protect the environment in many ways, including through recycling, conserving energy and using and promoting environmentally-friendly technologies.
As an organisation with around 200 employees we are committed to supporting our local communities and contributing to various meaningful charities across Scotland. We do this by supporting our staff who already undertake charitable activities or volunteering, and by each year selecting our own charity of the year.
Chris's House - our charity of the year
Each year our CSR committee and staff nominated one charity of the year. This is the focus for our activities over a 12 month period, with regular fundraising activities and events organised. Many of these events engage our staff in activities which, in addition to raising funds, builds relationships, leadership skills and strengthens bonds between them and clients of the firm.
This year French Duncan are fundraising for suicide awareness charity, Chris's House. Chris’s House was founded by Anne Rowan, a Wishaw mum with a passionate vision for a crisis centre established in memory of her son Chris, whom she lost to suicide in 2011. You can read more about Chris's House here.
Charities we have supported: