This week is Responsible Business Week, an initiative from Business In the Community (BITC) – an organisation of which CPJ Field are proud to be part.
CPJ Field joined BITC for two reasons, firstly as a public declaration of our commitment to responsible business practices and secondly in order to further develop our practices and initiatives to ensure that we remain at the leading edge of responsibility in business. Responsible business is multi-faceted. It encompasses long term aims and objectives over short term gains – as a business that has succeeded through 10 generations over 326 years, this is not something new to us. It encourages us as a business to consider our place in society and our impact on it – both societal and environmental.
Sir William Gladstone said “Show me the manner in which a nation or a community cares for its dead. I will measure exactly the sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land, and their loyalty to high ideals.” As we strive for the very highest standards when caring for the bereaved and the dead, it’s right that we also strive to be the best corporate citizen that we possibly can be.
But true responsibility requires actions not just words – so for CPJ Field, this Responsible Business Week, we will be looking at ways in which we can better support colleagues in volunteering, and provide more coordination to provide a greater impact in the communities that we serve, and like BITC are proud to be a part of.