The commitments we make in our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme are an integral part of our business and reflect and inform our firm values.
CSR at Carpmaels & Ransford is founded on three pillars, recognising that the firm’s values are relevant and important to people as individuals, to the community and to the environment in which we all live and work.
Carpmaels & Ransford has been located in and around Holborn since the 1830s when Moses Poole and William Carpmael established a firm of patent agents at 4 Old Square, Lincoln’s Inn.
Our long association with Holborn inspires a sense of belonging and concern for the community and, for several years now, we have supported the Holborn Community Association (HCA). This provides opportunities to get involved in local initiatives, especially those that provide support to young people.
One of our current initiatives is focused on encouraging school students to consider further study of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We do this primarily through the STEM Ambassador programme, which allows students to explore the future careers related to these subjects.
Whether it’s helping save the honey bee, recycling batteries and paper, or choosing Fair Trade tea and coffee, we are determined to pursue a sustainable workplace.
We have made a commitment to manage our environmental footprint proactively and to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment. We undertake various initiatives that support these aims. Currently, we are engaged in the Midtown Bee Project and installed a beehive on our roof in 2016, which is now tended to by our thriving Bee Club.
We recently supported Plastic Free July; a campaign to raise awareness around the use of single-use plastics encouraging individuals to be mindful of plastic waste and its environmental impact. Our Chemistry & Materials team put together a series of articles to highlight the exciting innovations and developments within this area.