Corporate Social Responsibility

Although Shulmans is a firm with a national and international reach, we are strongly committed to supporting the Yorkshire region, its businesses and its people. Our colleagues are actively involved in charitable work, and we are keen to ensure that any charity work we undertake as a firm retains a strong regional focus.

Our CSR efforts
At Shulmans we recognise the importance of CSR and the role it has to play within our business and the wider community. We have a CSR committee which has representatives from all over the business who meet on a monthly basis to organise year-round activities for everyone to get involved in.

Examples of activities we have taken part in include:

  • Leeds Legal Education Week - for five days Shulmans go back to school to visit primary schools in deprived areas.
  • Shine Project – Shulmans colleagues work with the Shine Project to mentor 12 young women from the inner South Leeds area looking for employment.
  • The Big Change Project – we are working with the Big Change Project to get involved in volunteering projects to help those on the streets in Leeds city centre.
  • Social Mobility Foundation – we support the Social Mobility Foundation by hosting events for them such as the launch of their Aspiring Professionals Programme and workshops, the charity works to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people from low-income backgrounds.

Our colleagues are also doing their bit on an individual basis. Many of them are involved in mentoring, or doing pro-bono work for various not-for-profit and charitable organisations.

Our 'Charity of the Year'
This year, our chosen charity is Martin House.  The hospice was opened in 1987 and aims to provide family-led care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.  

Our fundraising efforts throughout the year consist of many activities including:

  • A clothes drop day, during which clothes are collected to be either sold in charity shops or distributed in poorer countries
  • A charity ball for colleagues and their families
  • Cake sales and tombolas
  • Taking part in events such as the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Total Warrior and Leeds Santa Dash

Throughout the year, we also hold a dress-down day every last Friday of the month, for a voluntary contribution from colleagues for the benefit of our chosen charity.

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