“Corporate social responsibility doesn’t have to be complicated. We just believe in doing the right thing” announced Catherine Shovlin, Director of Customer Interpreter Ltd, when she stepped on to the stage at Blackheath Concert Halls this week to receive the Mayor’s Business Award for Corporate Responsibility.
After being involved with the complexity of social reports and sustainability issues in large companies, Customer Interpreter was well placed to develop its own approach—with the added benefit of starting with a clean sheet of paper. Their corporate social responsibility policy covers the staff, local community, premises, transport and consumables.
“Living in a diverse community like Lewisham gives us daily involvement with a wide range of individuals. Our contact with local suppliers and communities helps us a lot when it comes to understanding social issues and helping other businesses with their evaluation” explained Catherine.