At FTI Consulting, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we work, to building innovative and mutually beneficial partnerships with charitable organisations, and to managing our environmental impact.
Our Corporate Citizenship activities are aligned with both how we conduct business as a firm and the core values that FTI Consulting professionals live in their work and daily lives. We seek to share the essential skills of employees that are individual to our company with those organisations and young people we help.
In the EMEA region, our Corporate Citizenship activities have five main strands:
- Charity Partnership Employee Volunteering
- Employee Volunteering - in London we have our award-winning Experts in Schools volunteer programme
- Pro-bono Engagements
- Environment Sustainability and Employee Health and Safety
The FTI Consulting UK charity partner 2019-2020, as voted for by its employees, is Whizz-Kidz. Whizz-Kidz exists to transform the lives of young wheelchair users, providing life-changing equipment, training and support — at the right time in their lives. We aim to enable fun, active childhoods and help young people unlock their potential, supporting them to enjoy independent, confident lives and the bright futures they deserve.
Charitable contributions from the FTI Consulting London team will be used specifically to provide 25 children with specialist, tailored wheelchairs to give them life-changing independence and open 180 places at the local Whizz-Kidz Club in London where the children can make friends, try new activities and develop vital life skills.
Across EMEA many other offices have charity partnerships including Brussels who support L’Ecole Chanterelle a school supporting children with learning difficulties, Paris who support Article One a social mobility charity and South Africa who support Lawyers Against Abuse.
Matched Giving and Payroll Giving
FTI Consulting operates a Payroll Giving programme that enables all UK employees to make a regular pre-tax commitment to charity through the monthly payroll; a very simple way of maximising the value and impact of our donations.
All EMEA employees donating to charities can extend their generosity from £225 or $300 equivalent in matched funding from FTI Consulting.
FTI Consulting encourages all staff to use 8 hours per year to volunteer and use their skills to benefit the local communities in which FTI Consulting operates. All staff is encouraged to share their volunteering opportunities on our Corporate Citizenship portal which can also be searched for local opportunities.
In the London office, FTI Consulting is proud to have partnered with Young Citizens to develop an innovative economic and media literacy educational programme called Experts in Schools, aimed at young people. The programme was created to increase understanding of economic cycles, Brexit and, more recently, for navigating fake news. FTI Consulting professionals across all five businesses were responsible for helping to develop content and produce the materials.
In 2018 alone, 45 London volunteers reached 27,000 young people through Experts in Schools classroom volunteering, Brexit conferences and lesson plans. Ninety-three percent of all the students who have taken part in the programme have stated that it has increased their knowledge and 100% of the volunteers said that they would volunteer again. In March 2019, Experts in Schools won Best Community Programme at the Managing Partners Forum Awards and, in 2016, won Gold at The Corporate Engagement Awards for the Best Educational Programme.
FTI Consulting in the UK is proud to be a partner of the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) and relevant membership organisations. Through the RA, the firm is committed to helping increase accessibility to the arts.
FTI Consulting provides pro bono services for a variety of organisations, donating approximately $1m of services per year. In recent years, our EMEA professionals have worked with Place2Be, Together for Short Lives and UNICEF among many other projects on specific issues that require the expertise and experience of our people.
Our London office has achieved and maintained the ISO14001 standard since 2016.
This accreditation is highly regarded as it demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and the environment. Our Facilities Management team works with our professionals and suppliers across the organisation to continually review, manage and improve our processes to minimise our impact on the environment and increase efficiency.
During the move of our London offices in 2014 to our 200 Aldersgate offices, our Facilities team procured furniture proven to come from an accredited sustainable source, as well as installing sustainable lighting and top of the range Air Conditioning systems to further reduce our environmental impact. Continuing the Firm’s progress towards becoming eco-friendly, we also encourage staff in all our offices to recycle using shared recycling banks across the floors.
Employee Health and Safety
FTI Consulting is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for its employees and others who may be affected by its work activities. We recognise our statutory obligations to maintain standards of safety for all its employees in every aspect of their work in relation to buildings, plant, equipment and workplaces, and for continually ensuring that these obligations are fulfilled. FTI Consulting also acknowledges its obligations to members of the public, contractors and visitors to all of our premises and locations and will ensure that measures, where necessary, will be taken to maintain their Health and Safety.