Ethical Policy

At Edward Amber, we have an ethical and environmental policy which is beneficial to our clients, our team and our community.

We will work to ensure this policy is applied in all areas of our operations. We will never knowingly act for nor do business with companies whose practices conflict with this direction.

Animal Welfare

We will not act for nor do business with any business involved in:

  • animal testing
  • blood sports
  • the fur trade

Human Rights

We will not act for nor do business with:

  • any business which fails to uphold basic human rights within its sphere of influence.
  • any business whose links to an oppressive regime are a continuing cause for concern.

Furthermore, we will seek to support companies and organizations that support fair trade, humane working conditions, and international standards of human rights.

Military Weapons

We will not act for nor do business with any company involved in the manufacture or design of weapons, instruments of warfare or torture, or that derives significant revenue from weapons-related products or services.

Employee Relations

We will not act for nor do business with any company that has a poor record of employee relations in the areas of health and safety, labour practices, employee benefits, or employment equity.

We will be a fair and equitable employer and will actively strive to be progressive in employee relations.

Global Trade

We will not act for nor do business with:

  • any business with irresponsible marketing practices in developing countries.

We will seek to support businesses which take a responsible position with regard to:

  • fair trade
  • labour rights in their own operations and through their supply chains in developing countries.

Ecological Impact

We will not act for nor do business with any business whose core activity contributes to:

  • global climate change, through the extraction or production of fossil fuels
  • the manufacture of chemicals which are persistent in the environment and linked to long term health concerns
  • the unsustainable harvest of natural resources, including timber and fish

Furthermore, we will seek to support companies involved in:

  • recycling and sustainable waste management
  • renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • sustainable natural products and services, including timber and organic produce
  • the pursuit of ecological sustainability

Tobacco

We will not act for nor do business with any company that manufactures tobacco products or derives significant revenue from tobacco-related production.

Social Enterprise

We will seek to support charities and the broad range of organisations which make up the Social Enterprise sector, including:

  • co-operatives
  • credit unions
  • community finance initiatives

Business Conduct

Edward Amber ensures that its operations comply with the highest legal and professional standards demanded of chartered accountants.

In the course of daily business, we may need to make decisions on ethical issues not addressed by this policy.

We are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and follow their Code of Ethics in respect of all our professional services.

Accounts and Independent Examination Package

New legislation means that Charities with income not exceeding £1M generally do not require an audit. We provide high quality accounts for presentation to funders, etc., with a full Independent Examination.

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How we can help

If your charity is in London or the surrounding areas we can help you. Contact us at Edward Amber to find out more.