It is in line with our core values – excellence, integrity and supportiveness – to consider the impact of our business within wider society, and our potential as engaged citizens to contribute meaningfully through partnerships and pro bono work.
Missing People is a charity we have partnered with since 2015. It is a lifeline for the 250,000 children and adults that go missing each year in the UK, and the loved ones that they leave behind.
In addition to ongoing fundraising, we use our commercial strategy expertise to help Missing People explore new avenues for revenue generation, evaluate its existing activities, and understand its customers, to ensure the charity sustains its vital services for the long term.
“CIL is a fantastic long-term supporter and friend of Missing People. The passion and energy of CIL’s employees affect change at all levels of the charity, providing pro bono work, taking on challenge events and being heavily involved in both our development and young professional boards. Vitally, the funds CIL raise help us to continue to search across the UK for missing people and be there for the estimated one million people affected by a loved one’s disappearance every year.”
Missing People, director of fundraising and communications
We have a longstanding relationship with the charity Firefly International. Firefly supports locally-led artistic and educational projects in Bosnia and the Middle East that create safe, supportive and inclusive spaces for young people to grow, learn, and thrive.
We have supported Firefly since 2009 by helping with administrative support, office space, fundraising and sponsorship.
CIL is a rapidly growing company. While this makes it a dynamic and fascinating workplace, it also means our environmental footprint is growing.
We are continually working to improve our supply chain and to minimize the footprint of our office spaces. Recent small initiatives include encouraging the reduction of single use plastics, e.g. by allowing each employee to expense the cost of a reusable coffee cup.
Over the course of 2019-20 we will be working towards becoming increasingly carbon neutral, starting with carbon offsetting for flights and other business travel.
Another charity CIL is proud to support with pro bono work is Dorothy House Hospice Care.
Dorothy House provides compassionate care and support for people in the community with a life-limiting illness. It focuses on quality of life, so patients can live well and die well.
This charity also gives care and support to patients and their families in Bath and North East Somerset and parts of Wiltshire, whenever they need it; at home, in the hospice, or at one of its outreach centres.