Putting CSR at the heart of what we do
At PKF Littlejohn we are serious about corporate social responsibility. We manage our business in an ethical and responsible manner and are committed to minimising the impact our activities have upon our physical and social environment.
Our effect on the environment is limited by the nature of our business, however we are committed to minimising this and as a firm we:
- comply with all relevant laws, regulations and codes of conduct relating to the environment
- are reducing our total energy consumption by using movement sensor activated lighting controls and time activated computers and photocopiers. In addition to minimising our total energy consumption, we now purchase ‘green' electricity
- encourage and provide facilities for recycling within our office, for paper, plastic and dry waste.
Charitable giving and the community
We want to help the local community and in particular are keen to support charities that work within the surrounding area.
This year as part of our CSR policy we are working with:
- Fight for Peace - a charity based in Newham, East London, an area known for high levels of youth crime, poverty and a lack of educational attainment. Fight for Peace uses boxing and martial arts combined with educational and personal development to realise the potential of young people.
- Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets - the nationally recognised volunteer development agency for the borough of Tower Hamlets.
In February we participated in veloCITY 2016 - Breast Cancer Care's virtual cycling race from London to Zurich - 1,000km.
The firm also encourages and supports charity initiatives and events organised by staff, for example charity coffee mornings and individuals participating in sponsored walks, runs and bike rides - we normally have at least one member of staff running the London marathon.
In addition, everyone in the firm is entitled to one day's additional leave each year for community volunteering activities; and the firm operates an efficient payroll giving scheme, enabling staff to give effectively and regularly, direct from their pay, to support their favourite charities.
Workplace – ethics
PKF Littlejohn acts with integrity and in an ethical, honest and reliable manner. We are committed to high standards of business ethics in all interactions with clients, colleagues, suppliers and within the local community.
All staff must adhere to the five fundamental ethical principles of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care, confidentiality, and professional behaviour as set out in the ‘Code of Ethics' issued by the International Federation of Accountants. We also comply with the Ethical Code published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Our Professional Standards Committee has responsibility for setting our professional standards and procedures, compliance with which is monitored by PKF Littlejohn's Audit Compliance Partner and the Investment Business Compliance Partner.
Workplace - equal opportunity
PKF Littlejohn supports equal opportunity in the workplace. Equal opportunity is about good employment practices and efficient use of our most valuable asset, our employees. We comply with all relevant laws, regulations and codes of conduct to create an environment free from discrimination, where our staff are encouraged to reach their full potential.
Memberships and associations
Many of our partners and professional staff are members of major organisations and committees and serve as trustees and directors of charities on a pro-bono basis.
Not for Profit team
We work for charities of all sizes with registered and exempt status; Not for Profit mutual trading organisations; trading companies associated with charitable bodies; membership organisations; donor agencies and regulators in the UK and Europe; and school and educational trusts. Click here for further details.