Corporate social responsibility

Introduction

First Names Group is committed to being a socially responsible employer and member of the corporate community in all jurisdictions in which we have offices. We give serious consideration to the impact our activities may have on our clients, our employees, our suppliers and the local community in general.

Ethical trading

When setting our corporate standards, we attach great importance to the significance of social and ethical issues. This is an area in which we differentiate ourselves.

We abide by a simple Code of Conduct which is practised by all of our employees throughout our offices:

  • Act within the law at all times
  • Be honest, fair and trustworthy in all work activities and relationships
  • Avoid conflicts of interest
  • Carry out your duties with care and diligence
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the business and our clients

Clients

We strive to provide high quality services and products and to adapt quickly to our clients'€™ needs. We aim to act openly, fairly, independently and with integrity in our dealings with clients and their advisers.

Suppliers

We prefer dealing with local suppliers and advertising in local publications and/or establishments in order to support the economies in which we operate. In some jurisdictions we are a major contributor, both in terms of taxes and through our purchasing power. As well as providing employment, we help to increase the general prosperity of the areas in which we operate - which benefits the whole community. 

The environment

We are committed to reducing waste and support local recycling initiatives where this is practical. 

Products and services

We pride ourselves on our ability to innovate and design new services in response to market needs, frequently servicing niche markets.

The community

Our people drive our social agenda, which encourages positive interaction with the local communities in which we work. We support them by providing facilities and time for internal and external fundraising activities, as well as "€œtop-up funding"€ for their charitable efforts and sporting, cultural and social events.

We also contribute directly to a number of community-based organisations and charities, providing them not only with necessary sponsorship but also with volunteers to assist in the preparation and organisation of their fundraising events.

Anti-bribery and corruption

First Names Group is committed to maintaining the highest levels of legal and ethical standards in the conduct of its business and to operating in an honest and transparent way, without bribery or corruption being used to obtain any unfair advantage. Please click to read our public statement detailing our Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy.