Here at Tozers, we believe that our firm should be a force for good in the communities in which we work, and with the clients with whom we work.
We are dedicated to our Corporate Social Responsibilities and how we can support local communities, regional charities and businesses both commercially and voluntarily. Our aim is to make sure our business behaviour encourages the growth and development of our communities.
A committee of our staff lead the charitable side of our CSR programme, where they ensure as a collective team we’re giving back to our community.
Supporting Local Charities
Each year we support a chosen Charity of the Year – where we invite applications before shortlisting and colleagues have the final say in who to support from a shortlist. Our Charity of the Year for 2020 is a collaboration with Hospiscare and Rowcroft Hospice. In previous years we have supported Age UK Exeter, SANDS, ELF, MIND in Exeter & East Devon, FORCE, Devon Wildlife Trust and Devon Air Ambulance.
We engage with our chosen charity to raise funds and support them in as many creative and fun ways as we can. In previous years we have, cycled, rowed, swum, run marathons, baked (and eaten) cakes, held quizzes and got muddy for great causes. Our dedicated staff also offer up their time to volunteer their skills for both our chosen charity and those close to their own interests.
In addition to our Charity of the Year we support the City Community Trust, sponsoring as Headline Sponsors a number of running events aimed at encouraging health and wellbeing in local communities as well as attracting club runners into the local area. You can find out more about City Community Trust.
We actively participate in ‘Make a Will’ weeks and fortnights offering simple Will writing services in return for a donation to the charity (ultimately waiving our fees to encourage the same amount to be donated). We have supported Force, Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, Rowcroft and Devon Wildlife Trust.
We also sponsor one off events such as Teignmouth Bowls Tournament, Exe Regatta and Devon Song Festival all with the aim of supporting the ongoing operations of key local amenities.
Supporting Local Business
We are also a lead Partner of the TRIBE initiative. Tribe is a not for profit initiative run by Air Marketing Group in conjunction with Exeter Live Better, Exeter City Council & Exeter Chamber of Commerce, the aim of the project is to drive economic growth within the city by lowering the amount of business to business trade that takes place outside of the local area. Our membership of this initiative has seen us move some of our key supplier relationships to suppliers within the greater Exeter area.
Being aware of our impact on the environment
As well as using local suppliers where commercially viable we also consider our impact on the environment, we are signed up to Devon Contract Wastes Zero to Landfill Solution – ensuring none of our general waste is sent straight for incineration.