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Corporate Social Responsibility

Charles Stanley, the Board and senior managers within the Group are committed to ensuring the Group interacts responsibly with its employees, clients, shareholders and the wider environment.


The Group has a Corporate Social Responsible (CSR) Policy, the implementation and management of which is recognised as a Group-wide responsibility. Each year we aim to develop our CSR Policy and practices in our four key areas:

  • Business Integrity
  • Our People
  • Environment
  • The Community

Our charity of the year

Each year Charles Stanley supports a charity that has been nominated and voted for by our staff, this year we are supporting the National Autistic Society (NAS) to raise £30,000.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others; there are approximately 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.

Individuals on the autism spectrum see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be 'cured'. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.

All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing. Some autistic people say the world feels overwhelming and this can cause them considerable anxiety.

In particular, understanding and relating to other people, and taking part in everyday family, school, work and social life, can be harder. Other people appear to know, intuitively, how to communicate and interact with each other, yet can also struggle to build rapport with autistic people. Autistic people may wonder why they are 'different' and feel their social differences mean people don't understand them.

Autistic people often do not 'look' disabled; some parents of autistic children say that other people simply think their child is naughty, while adults find that they are misunderstood. If you would like to make a donation to NAS, use the button below.

Donate to NAS

National Autism Society

What does the NAS do?

The National Autistic Society provides support to autistic people and their families across the UK, and they are helping to change society for the better for those on the autism spectrum.

Pioneering schools and adult services

The NAS started the first autism-specific school in the world in 1965, testing out the best ways to support autistic people of all ages. Today they run residential, supported living, community day hubs, outreach, befriending, social groups and employment support services for adults as well as specialist schools, autism centres in mainstream schools and further education support for children and young people.

Information and advice for autistic people, friends and families

NAS are determined to share the knowledge they have gained over the last 50 years, so more people are able to make informed decisions about their lives. The charity provides helplines, local, volunteer-run branches, a membership programme, also training for family members, parent to parent service for parents and carers of autistic children and adults, and an online community, which can help get the information and advice that is needed.

How we support our charity of the year

We raise money throughout the year through a variety of different activities. From climbing Scafell Pike, to raffles and competitions with prizes generously donated from organisations like Experience Days.


Corporate Social Responsibility

Environmental awareness

The Group recognises its impact on the environment and takes steps to minimise it

Our impact on the environment