This first public CSR report is a starting point and reflects our baseline measurement for 2019-2020. It provides an overview of our main activities and accomplishments in the field of CSR firmwide. By publishing this report, we aim to increase transparency and accountability with respect to our policies, actions and goals in the field of CSR and sustainability.
Our CSR policy
In 2020, we took big steps towards becoming a more sustainable law firm. For instance, we hired a corpo-rate social responsibility (CSR) specialist and an inclusion and diversity (I&D) expert, set up a Pro Bono Committee and developed a new pro bono policy, formalised our Sustainable Business and Climate Change Team and integrated CSR into our Strategy Plan 2021-2025. Through these actions, we took our long-standing CSR activities a step further.
Our CSR ambitions
We do not only look back at what we have done so far, but also look ahead. What are our objectives for the five pillars of our CSR-policy: our Clients, our People, our Operations, our Society and our Communi-ty. So that next year we can tell you about the progress we’ve made in terms of achieving our objectives and where we have come up short and why.
Sustainable Development Goals
We use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a starting point for our actions. We decided to focus on four areas where we believe we can have the most impact: education (SDG 4), gender equality (SDG 5), climate action (SDG 13) and access to justice and the rule of law (SDG 16).