Corporate Social Responsibility
Dehns has a diverse workforce drawing on expertise from a wide range of technical and commercial sectors. We value the individuality of our people as we believe that this encourages an ethos of creativity and excellence that benefits both colleagues and clients. We encourage our people to work together with mutual respect as we believe that this provides an environment within which to develop. We provide a stimulating environment for our many trainees which proves very successful as evidenced by the many prizes that have been awarded to our trainees for their exceptional examination performance.
Dehns is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunities throughout employment with us, including in the recruitment, training and promotion of employees, and to eliminating discrimination in the workplace, whether on grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, colour, racial or ethnic origins, nationality, religion or belief, disability or age. All job applicants and employees are treated equally and we make every effort to make reasonable adjustments where appropriate for disabled applicants and employees.
We focus on our clients’ business needs as well as their legal needs. We work hard to maintain close links with our clients and have forged strong relationships with both direct clients and our overseas associates.
The firm participates in several charitable events throughout the calendar year and we encourage employees to participate personally in activities that raise funds for charitable organisations by making generous company donations to their chosen events.
We are conscious of our environmental responsibilities and seek to reduce the use of raw materials, energy and supplies and continuously seek to improve our environmental performance. We recycle waste paper in all our offices and usually employ e-mail in corresponding with our clients to reduce the amount of paper we use. Where possible, we rely on telephone conferences to avoid unnecessary air travel. This also has the benefit of reducing costs to our clients. A copy of our Environmental Policy can be found here.
We want to do well by doing good. This year we’re proud to be members of Heart of the City – they’re supporting us to develop a responsible business programme that will help us have a positive impact on people, places and the planet.
During 2020 we’ll be developing activities around connecting with and supporting our local community, making sure our business practices are environmentally friendly and improving our workplace for employees. We’re excited to keep you updated with what we’re doing!