We aim to be a positive force for good in the lives of all our clients – whether they’re a business, a charity or an individual.
But we also aim to go much further than that.
We therefore try to make a positive impact on the wider community, doing so through a number of initiatives. As a result of our CSR activities, we won the Community Contribution award at the Scottish Legal Awards 2016.
To celebrate our bicentenary in 2015, we launched the Lindsays200 project. We challenged our staff and partners to invest 200 hours during the working day volunteering for causes that matter to them.
By the end of 2015, we had far surpassed our targets – well over 320 hours of firm time had been donated to 19 different charities and community projects. Over 110 Lindsays staff from all our offices across Scotland took part in the initiative, for which we won the Community Contribution Award at the Scottish Legal Awards 2016.
"Lindsays have been a fantastic support to Glasgow City Mission in our quest to provide practical care to people in Glasgow affected by homelessness, poverty and isolation"Graham Steven, Marketing & Fundraising Manager
Lindsays201, and beyond
Given the success of Lindsays200, we extended the programme. Staff are still encouraged to devote time in their working day to causes they care about, from large national charities to local community projects.
Alongside that, Lindsays staff sit on the boards of numerous charities covering a wide range of issues from healthcare, to wildlife, to widening children’s access to music or outdoor activities.
"A huge thanks to Lindsays’ wonderful volunteers for the help in painting The Yard’s Under 12s club in Dundee"Paul Hayllor, Project Manager
Our chosen charity
In addition to encouraging staff to support local communities and causes, we organise regular fund-raising events for a charity nominated each year by staff. Currently, our chosen charity is the Scottish Association for Mental Health, which supports people with mental health problems.
"We were delighted when staff at Lindsays came forward to volunteer for Sense Scotland’s ‘Sense of Summer’ activity days. We couldn’t have managed without them"Eddie McConnell, Director of Development
A positive force as an employer
With our own staff, we are fully committed to providing equal opportunities and to encouraging diversity. We do this throughout our recruitment, training and employment practices.