Taking corporate social responsibility seriously

why should we take corporate social responsibility seriously?Andy Acton explains why FTA is taking its corporate social responsibility so seriously.

The phrase ‘the world is becoming a smaller place’ is something of a 21st century cliché.

But the digital age has, without doubt, made more of the planet accessible and/or visible to us all.

Some may think this is a good thing, others not.

Many of the images we see from around the world, particularly in developing countries, remind us of our responsibilities to the planet.

Responsibilities to its future generations and to help others less fortunate than ourselves.

Corporate social responsibility

Frank Taylor & Associates takes its corporate social responsibilities very seriously.

This is why we are making the commitment of donating 1% of our turnover to support worthy causes.

Either via the provision of money, time or resources.

In fact, the company has been supporting two particular charities already.

Wells on Wheels aims to eradicate the child labour where girls, some as young as seven, have to carry water.

The charity helps to supply villages and households with waterwheels (a simple but brilliant design for transporting large volumes of water).

It will make water more accessible to many and, as a consequence, allow the girls to spend more time in school free from the pain and long-term injuries incurred by carrying such heavy loads.

LIV Village supports children left orphaned or vulnerable by HIV/AIDs in South Africa.

It places them in loving and supportive family environments in the village with a foster mother and access to schooling.

Chris Strevens, co-owner and director of Frank Taylor & Associates, is a trustee of the UK arm of the charity, and his daughter and son-in-law are long-term supporters of the programme and have lived in the village in South Africa for three years.

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