In the community
In 2016 we are pleased to be a Gold Business Partner sponsor of the Fortune Theatre in Dunedin. The plays on offer this year include two New Zealand premieres, comedy and drama from New Zealand and international playwrights, and a kid’s show.
Anderson Lloyd supports the Otago Art Society with the naming of one of the galleries at the Art Station and also as sponsor of the Spring Exhibition which takes place in Dunedin 1 October – 6 November 2016.
Anderson Lloyd welcomes the opportunity to continue these partnerships as part of our commitment to enhancing the arts.
Anderson Lloyd continues the tradition of donating to food banks instead of spending money on Christmas gifts and cards. “This is just one small way that we can give back to the community,” says Anderson Lloyd Chief Executive Richard Greenaway. “We feel that our donations to food banks do more to share the goodwill and joy of Christmas than the usual practice of sending out Christmas cards to clients and acquaintances.”
The recipient organisations operate in the communities in which Anderson Lloyd works. Donations go to Auckland City Mission, Presbyterian Support Otago, Salvation Army Queenstown, and Christchurch City Mission.
The firm also supports a number of causes throughout the year which include Ronald McDonald House Christchurch, Cholmondeley Children’s Home, Heart Kids New Zealand, Relay for Life, Red Cross, Save the Children NZ, and the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
Anderson Lloyd believes pro bono service is an essential element of every solicitor’s professional responsibility.
The legal profession possesses unique skills and abilities that allow us to serve the disadvantaged and promote the public interest in ways that no other profession can. The firm encourages its solicitors to engage in pro bono activities on behalf of persons or groups of limited means and to improve access to justice.
Pro bono legal services are provided on a free or substantially reduced fee basis.
Over the years Anderson Lloyd has supported numerous community and non-profit groups with many hours of pro bono legal assistance. Some of these organisations include SCAPE Public Art, Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, SmileDial, Otago Youth Wellness Trust, Southern Sinfonia, and East Lake Trust.
Anderson Lloyd also supports its team to give back their time and expertise to the advancement of the legal profession. Many Anderson Lloyd partners are actively involved in such organisations as the New Zealand Law Society, the New Zealand Law Foundation, the New Zealand Bar Association and the Resource Management Law Association.
Some partners are recognised authors, presenters and guest lecturers, while others serve on government bodies and assist the Law Commission in their speciality areas.
As a commitment to the journey towards sustainable practice, Anderson Lloyd joined the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) in 2013. THE SBC is a CEO-led group advocating for a sustainable future for business. The council promotes eco-efficiency, innovation and responsible entrepreneurship to ensure New Zealand businesses are regarded as international leaders in this field.
Anderson Lloyd is well aware that sustainability has many facets. Its commitment to social sustainability is well proven through a number of activities.
The firm’s pro bono work equates to approximately $130,000 per year. It is focused on assisting significant environmental projects and committed to enhancing the arts.
Already a leader in legal issues around biodiversity and ecosystem services, Anderson Lloyd is proactive in continuing to improve its systems and processes to help minimise its footprint. The new Christchurch office has incorporated “green” features which include automated light sensitive lighting, an enhanced level of recycling, cycle storage availability and gardens. The firm now also provides video-conferencing rooms across the company, thereby reducing the need for travel.
Anderson Lloyd is also a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council.