All solicitors, support staff and professionals employed by Fosters Solicitors LLP are committed to the support and promotion of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme.
We dedicate time to ensure as a firm we are as socially responsible as possible. Our clients, employees and the wider community can benefit from our programme for which we have established the following five core commitments:
1. To support local charities and our community each year through a variety of activities and events.
2. To continuously develop the positive working environment in departmental, branch and in complete brand capacity.
3. Working with local businesses and brands to support our economy.
4. To identify and support the next generation alongside the talents and enthusiasms of our staff.
5. To minimise our contribution to climate change and ensure all staff are aware of how we can make a difference to our environment.
Our Commitment To Charity
At Fosters we regularly participate, organise and support fundraising events and activities in aid of charities and local initiatives.
Every year through staff consultation and nominations we have a Fosters' Charity of the Year. We are currently proud to support Lowestoft-based charity Access Community Trust.
Although traditional events have been limited in 2020/21 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we continue to try and find ways to fundraise and support good causes - we've held themed 'dress up and down days' for Wear it Pink, breast cancer awareness, and to support Macmillan and Access Community Trust. Our colleagues across all branches, and working from home with their families, took part in 'Hats for Headway' and we've also had collections for The Trussell Trust's Norwich Foodbank.
Through our partner organisations we've supported charity campaigns with Headway, Spinal Injuries Association and Caring Together - and partnering with Norwich City Football Club and the Norwich City Fans' Social Club we've highlighted community-minded people through the Norwich City Community Hero initiative, and raised funds for the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation.
Our Commitment To Our Positive Working Environment
Fosters Solicitors LLP promote a working environment that encourages engagement with all staff and how they can make a positive difference to the success of the business.
With the company business plan available for staff and tailored departmental marketing plans produced centrally for each department, all employees feel engaged and a key part of the future successes.
The success of the business relies on the happiness of our people. This is a fundamental factor in allowing us to achieve our business goals and to gain competitive advantage. We therefore heavily promote the importance of staff benefits and recognition of individual and departmental successes throughout the firm.
With a social committee established, Fosters also recognises the importance of team building and socialising not only at work but outside of this too.
Our Commitment To Local Businesses & The Economy
Fosters Solicitors LLP and the people within this have together built long lasting and fundamental relationships with local businesses, organisations and brands. Regular networking and the creation of valuable links and partnerships all contribute to the continuous support and development of the Norfolk and Suffolk economy.
Fosters are proud to be linked with The Norfolk & Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and actively linked to a number of local institutes, associations, clubs and thriving local businesses.
Fosters Solicitors LLP also hold official partnerships with Norwich City Football Club, Lowestoft Town Football Club and The Eastern Landlord Association.
Our Commitment To The Next Generation & Our Staff
We are extremely supportive of the next generation of talent by regularly offering work experience placements, attending career fairs and school open days, summer holiday placements and to help young people gain experience in a working legal practice. We have also partnered with local charities who help young people with learning difficulties gain experience in the working world.
We offer trainee solicitor placements and are supportive of our talented staff who can through the help of further education, thrive and gain qualifications. These can both help them in their current role and can progress them in their career at Fosters Solicitors.
Our Commitment To Our Environment
With our environmental policy in place at Fosters Solicitors LLP, we understand that as a successful and growing business, we have a responsibility to carry out daily operations in a sustainable way.
Our environmental policy is provided to all new starters and available for all staff to access at any time.
We integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all our decision making activities. This includes carbon and waste reduction, use of environmentally responsible products, an ethical supply chain and green energy purchasing.
We also minimise our consumption of natural resources and manage waste through responsible disposal and the use of reuse and recycling, including paper and ink cartridges.