Corporate social responsibility
At Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick (POF), we recognise the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR). To bring focus to our efforts and create measurable goals, we have tailored our approach to CSR around the following key areas:
We support these key areas with the following actions:
Pro bono work
We are committed to making a valued contribution towards improving the health and well-being of our community by offering pro bono work and discounted arrangements with health-based organisations.
We conduct pro bono work for organisations whose focus is on improving outcomes for those that need care and support in the community. Examples of the pro bono work we provide can be found here.
At POF, we make in-kind contributions to specific organisations and initiatives as part of our CSR program, for example:
- offering the use of our office space to clients supporting STEM and NFP organisations
- functions and facilities
- sponsorship of industry group initiatives, and
- making goods donations.
Awareness, recognition & charitable giving
Our contribution to the communities in which we work is an important element of our CSR program. We aim to promote a range of initiatives to positively benefit the communities in which we work.
One way we do this is to gift-match the monetary charitable donations made by our people towards important awareness initiatives.
Some of the awareness initiatives and charities we are proud to be supporting include:
- NAIDOC Week
- International Women’s Day
- Harmony Day
- Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – Cancer Council
- RU OK? Day
- Loud Shirt Day
- RSPCA Cupcake Day, and
- Minus 18 and IDAHOBIT.
POF volunteering days are another way the firm demonstrates its support of community engagement activities and initiatives that are aligned with our corporate social responsibility areas of focus: Health & wellbeing, Diversity & inclusion and Environment & sustainability.
POF also provides firm sponsored volunteering opportunities, or volunteering activities with key stakeholders and clients.