LAWPRO Statement on Corporate Social Responsibility
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LAWPRO's vision is to be regarded as the preferred insurer in all product lines and markets in which it does business.
Implicit in this vision - and in the values that support our vision - is a commitment to being a responsible, involved and accountable citizen of the many communities in which we hold membership: the employer community, the insurance community, the legal community, and of course the larger community in which we all live.
The LAWPRO Corporate Social Responsibility Statement is informed by this spirit of community and accountability, while acknowledging that that we are governed and profoundly shaped by our unique role as the provider of the primary professional liability insurance program for all lawyers in Ontario. Our social responsibility commitment as a corporate body is focused on four principal areas:
Providing a healthy and rewarding workplace
Respecting the environment
The company supports the work of its employee-led Green Committee, which aims to educate LAWPRO employees about the role individuals and organizations can play in protecting and improving the environment. LAWPRO also has spearheaded a company-wide campaign to reduce reliance on paper and related products, and facilitate use of technology in all aspects of the company's operations. The company actively encourages initiatives such as these that meet a dual mandate of being stewards of the environment and the bar's resources.
Fostering the legal community
We have over the years provided financial and in-kind support to organizations that promote and deliver lawyer wellness programs. As well, we make available wellness information and resources electronically at no cost.
We support and sponsor a range of legal-related charitable and non-profit causes that advance the role and reputation of lawyers in our community, and by implication, foster access to justice in Canada. We also work to support charitable initiatives which have captured the interest and imagination of the members of the bar and their clients. We promote the enrichment of the bar through our promotion of legal education, both internally and externally, and by fostering the building of relationships within the legal community.
Supporting the broader Canadian community
We actively contribute to the advancement of the Canadian insurance industry, and engage in a dialogue with government in the interests of the bar and the Canadian consumer. We promote inclusion by working to expand the range of our materials available in both official languages and by providing materials in other languages based on level of demand.
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Last update: February 29, 2012.
July 31, 2013