HELPING THE COMMUNITY
Corporate Social Responsibility all sounds so, well, dead dull and corporate. And that’s just not us. But we love what it stands for: doing the right thing. Not as an obligation but knowing that it can make a real difference. At a tiny day-to-day level and in a big picture/big planet kind of way. That’s why we do loads of different things to help the environment and why we get stuck in with different cool projects in and around our community. Giving back is part of our DNA at Cooper Parry, which is why we’ve joined forces with onHand the online volunteering app. As a company, we want to start doing more good in the local community and leaving a positive impact. We’ve made a pledge to give 365 days of volunteering each year. onHand’s award-winning solution aims to make employee volunteering as easy as ordering a takeaway and looks to combat some of society’s biggest challenges facing the world today. Our partnership means our people can volunteer for the causes that matter the most to them. They get can be matched with activities such as befriending phone calls to tackle loneliness, food drops to local food banks, youth mentoring to inspire the next generations, eco-cleanups and helping the elderly with simple tasks. onHand also aims to support our sustainability goals by planting trees for all 400+ employees, starting a CP forest that will increase in numbers based on the amount of local volunteering completed. We’re committed to using CP as a force for good. Measuring our impact at all levels, across all stakeholders, and holding ourselves to the highest standards – for our people, clients, communities, and the environment. That’s why we’re proud to be the UK’s largest accountancy B Corp, joining the business movement tackling society’s greatest challenges. Now, we’re targeting net zero by 2030, with a 50% reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions by 2026. Between FY20 and FY22, our electricity consumption fell by 39%, business travel decreased by 63%, and 90% of the electricity we now consume comes from REGOs-backed renewable sources. We’ve also revamped our purchasing policy to focus on locally sourced, environmentally friendly products.