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Irwin Mitchell maintains Silver status in BITC social responsibility rankings

Senior partners at Irwin Mitchell [1]have hailed the firm’s performance in improving its score and maintaining its status alongside some of the biggest businesses in the country for its commitment to social responsibility in a prestigious league table.

The leading national law firm was just one of two from the legal sector to be named in the high-profile Business in the Community (BITC) Corporate Responsibility Index, seeing its score rise for the fourth consecutive year and maintaining its Silver status in the rankings alongside major names such as Fujitsu, Siemens and Balfour Beatty. 

Published in the Financial Times, the index is used to manage and measure the effectiveness of the social responsibility activities that businesses are carrying out in relation to issues such as their environmental impact, community and diversity.

The aim is not only for organisations to demonstrate the impact of their efforts, but also to give businesses the chance to compare their work with other firms and see how they can improve.

Commenting on Irwin Mitchell’s fourth consecutive increase in score, group chief executive John Pickering praised all of the staff involved in the law firm’s various efforts for their numerous social responsibility successes in the past 12 months.

He said: “Our people’s commitment to their community sees them taking part in a range of activities, from volunteering in the community, encouraging and communicating green ideas within the firm or offering pro-bono advice. Everyone at Irwin Mitchell has again worked hard to both improve and increase the firm’s social responsibility efforts.

“It is an outstanding achievement to maintain our Silver status just four years after we began our involvement with the BITC index. As a firm we have always recognised the importance of embracing and making a positive impact on all of the communities we serve across the UK.

“However, the hard work is unlikely to stop here, as we are of course keen to make even further leaps forward over the coming year in order to demonstrate our long-standing and continued focus on these important issues.”

Irwin Mitchell is involved in a range of successful initiatives across the varying elements of social responsibility, including:




Pro bono