At CPA Global, we pride ourselves on being a responsible member of the global community.
We have ongoing involvement with communities around the world – from helping tackle one of the greatest medical issues of our time by supporting the Longitude Prize (to prevent the rise of resistance to antibiotics), to providing humanitarian aid, to supporting local schools and charities.
We recently launched our first global fundraising campaign – Go the Extra Mile! which saw employees around the world walking, running and swimming to clock up miles for charity. The business pledged a donation of 50p for every mile covered, raising more than £11,000 for Save the Children – the charity voted for by employees as the one they wished to support.
Longitude Prize is a challenge to find a diagnostic test that helps solve global antibiotic resistance. We've supported the challenge by undertaking a detailed patent landscape study of current technology in antimicrobial point-of-care diagnostics tests.
Our latest global initiative, ‘Helping Hands’, encourages community service based in the locations where our employees live and work. It encourages employees to participate in pre-arranged volunteering initiatives during office hours.
CPA Global employees across the world are encouraged and actively participate in community activities and fundraising events. Pictured: CFO Ben Gujral meeting Emily Hughes from Save the Children to present our donation of £11,874.
CPA Global is committed to reducing our impact on the environment.
The legal and IP sectors are still heavily paper based, but we have introduced a series of initiatives to move customers towards electronic rather than hard-copy documents, saving tens of thousands of pieces of paper every month. Our First To File electronic document management business continues to grow, helping customers increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and support their own CSR objectives.
We also continue to work across our operations to encourage recycling in our offices, to increase the extended-life use of our IT equipment, and to reduce waste, energy consumption and air travel where we can.