Our CSR mission is to ‘Empower the Next Generation’. We believe that by taking responsibility for our actions now, we will leave a better legacy for the future. We use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a starting point for our actions, focusing on four areas where we believe we can have the greatest effect: Quality Education (SDG 4), Gender Equality (SDG 5), Climate Action (SDG 13) and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG 16). We have integrated these SDGs into the four pillars of our CSR policy: Our clients, Our people, Our operations and Our Impact Programme.
Climate change and sustainability are high on the agenda for many of our clients, and it is through our client work that we can make the biggest impact. Our Sustainable Business
& Climate Change team identifies ESG risks and opportunities and works with clients to develop future- proof solutions to the complex and interconnected challenges inherent in responsible business conduct.
We educate our talent to become excellent lawyers and professionals. This includes embracing inclusion and diversity in our workforce. Our HR department can contribute to CSR in many different ways, for example by fostering an inclusive and diverse culture, integrating CSR aspects into our fringe benefits and training programmes, and making CSR part of our employer brand.
We strive to reduce our carbon footprint and integrate sustainability into our business operations firm-wide. This includes actions toward going paperless and recycling efforts. A sustainable travel and procurement policy will be implemented in 2022.
Our Impact Programme
Everyone within the firm receives four Impact Days per year to contribute to society through pro bono legal work and/or community engagement projects toward the four focus SDGs. We encourage and facilitate additional pro bono work and other meaningful volunteer work.