Established in 2019, our corporate social responsibility (CSR) team was created to better support the causes we care about and develop initiatives to support our local community. Each year our LACErs select three charities to support which represent our core CSR pillars; Community, Diversity and Inclusion and Sustainability.
Connecting with and supporting communities local to our London office and further afield, projecting the values of our team and organisation. Our mission is to actively care and elevate others.
Diversity and Inclusion:
At LACE we are committed to fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment in our diverse team and carry this with us to our clients. Our CSR team actively supports this providing opportunities to learn celebrate diversity and consciously include all.
We are passionate about caring for the planet we live in and actively promote a culture of environmental responsibility on both a corporate and individual level.
Every LACEr is given two days per year to support a cause they care about; whether it’s a beach clean-up in Brighton after PRIDE or a manning the BBQ at a summer fun day for Bede House!
Meet this year’s charities:
Mind are a mental health charity who provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They are developing national and local support networks and also provide supportive and reliable information which has the power to change peoples’ lives; via their Infoline, Legal line and website.
More than eight million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year. Ocean Generation combines Plastic Ocean’s decade-long experience of science and storytelling with the youth collective, Ocean Generation Foundation. Starting with ‘A Plastic Ocean’ documentary – praised by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the most important films of our time” – Ocean Generation is now growing an inclusive global movement to tackle Ocean threats.
This volunteer-run charity delivers essential aid and support to refugees living in the worst conditions across Northern France and Belgium. There are currently around 700 refugees living in and around Calais who are sleeping rough and are not allowed to even have tents for shelter from the elements. Care4Calais supports refugees both on the ground in camps and also upon arrival in the UK by providing them with essential items, support and legal aid.
What we’ve raised so far:
All donations made during our campaigns are matched by LACE.