On Tuesday evening Sinead Dineen launched the LBR CSR initiative. Our CSR initiative focuses on:
Wellbeing and Inclusivity
Charity and Community
Environment and Sustainability
We held an interactive session to get suggestions on what we should start doing, stop doing and continue doing under each of our CSR areas.
Sinead commented: “Everyone was really engaged in the interactive sessions and we received some fantastic ideas and feedback. I’m going to enjoy putting together our 2020 CSR plan using this as guidance and look forward to our employees getting involved with the activities and projects.”
We also heard from the chairs of the FUNraising committee, LGBT+ Network, Women’s Network and Sustainability Committee about their aims for the next year and the events and projects they are planning.
Our main charity for 2020 is the Swawou School for Girls in Sierra Leone. The school currently offers 120 girls a very valuable education, as well as a free hot lunch every day (which has the knock-on effect of extending food supplies at home for other family members) and grants for learning materials. The school is designed to be a safe, positive environment for the girls – very unusually for Sierra Leone, it has a zero-tolerance policy on corporal punishment. We will shortly be arranging Christmas cards and presents for the girls with money donated at our recent FUNraising Committee events.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the launch.