Corporate Social Responsibility
Almond Tree Strategic Consulting is committed to doing our bit for local communities through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) . We donate at around 10% of our pre-tax profits to good causes, focusing on charities supporting vulnerable young people and international humanitarian causes.
Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
We are committed to doing our bit for communities through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We endeavour to minimise the environmental impact of our business, support our local community and donate funds to good causes, focusing on charities supporting vulnerable young people, people with dementia and international humanitarian relief and development.
We are a corporate member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, demonstrating our wider commitment to the voluntary and community sector in the UK.
We hold a silver level CSR accreditation and are a CSR Angel for CSR Accreditation Ltd, to promote CSR more widely amongst businesses and organisations in all sectors and of all sizes. Our Director, Julian Lomas was a judge at the 2019 International CSR Excellence Awards.
Philanthropy & communitY support
We donate at least 10% of our pre-tax profits to charities and good causes. Our two main charity partnerships are outlined below, in addition to which we support a range of local and national charities that support vulnerable young people and children or people with dementia as well as international humanitarian relief and development.
The Eikon Charity is an awarding winning Surrey-based charity that has been providing long-term support to some of the county’s most vulnerable young people for over two decades. Eikon’s vision is to develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults who make a positive contribution to society. Our Director, Julian Lomas, is a Trustee and Secretary of Eikon. Almond Tree Strategic Consulting provides both pro-bono consultancy and funding to support Eikon.
Julian is a Governor at Bishop Stopford School in Kettering and we provide pro-bono support to the school. We also provide free advice to local charities, churches and community groups (on a reasonable use basis).
Although our purchasing of good and services is very limited, we endeavour to source from local and/or ethical businesses wherever possible.
Protecting the environment
We take seriously our responsibility for environmental protection and sustainability beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to minimising our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance. We encourage our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same. We endeavour to:
Comply with and exceed all relevant regulatory requirements.
Continually improve our environmental performance and reduce environmental impacts.
Take account of environmental factors in our business decisions.
Our business environmental policy and practice encompasses:
Minimising resource consumption, reuse and recycling of waste materials and ethical purchasing.
Minimising energy and water consumption through energy efficiency measures and purchasing decisions.
Reducing the need to travel through use of technology, home working and favouring sustainable transport modes.
Eco-friendly maintenance and cleaning practices favouring local suppliers, where they are available.