Corporate & Social Responsibility.

We care passionately about our local and global community, and we strive to continuously raise funds for good causes both at home and abroad as part of our continuing Corporate & Social Responsibility. We also recognise our employees as the key resource for our company to strive and encourage opportunities to develop employees’ skills for the betterment of their communities.

Through various initiatives and events we are proud to actively support a range of charities every year. We carry out a series of fundraising and volunteering activities every year to assist a variety of charities. We hold bake sales, raffles, volunteering days, quiz nights and much more. Here are just some of the charities we have supported this year:

The Kensington and Chelsea Foundation – Supporting the Grenfell Tower Families The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Charity
Shooting Star Chase Macmillan
Marie Curie Save the Children
Bobby Moore Fund: Cancer Research UK Barts Charity
First Love Foundation Unicef
Global Giving The Brokerage
The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

In 2017 we were a proud supporter of the Lord Mayor’s City Giving Day for the third year running. Through a number of initiatives our employees helped us raise an amazing £3000 for this year’s appeal!

We offer City Taster Days where we work with schools around London to introduce pupils to the world of finance and emphasise that a career in the City is open to everyone, no matter what your background may be. We also run a work experience programme aimed at helping young people develop the skills and confidence they require to succeed in a competitive employment market.

Our voluntary CSR team meets on a regular basis to introduce new charities and arrange events for our staff and their families throughout the year, and we participate in salary contribution schemes via Charitable Giving, including ‘Every Penny Helps’ and ‘Give As You Earn’ which help our people give even more to the causes which really matter to them.

 

Team SMBC Bike ChallengeLord MayorCiti Giving Fun

City GivingCheque Presentation

Click images for large versions!