While the law is what we 'do', there is so much more to us than that. As an international law firm operating around the world, we take a hands-on approach to making a positive difference to and through our clients, people, environment, suppliers and local community.

We are navigating our sustainability and responsible business journey through the lens of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), and 30+ themes. This means mapping what we do against standards and existing activity, identifying gaps, and prioritising action. By using ESG as a tool to keep us on track, we are constantly reminded that there is always more to be done.

Our view of ESG

Our view of ESG infographic transcript

Environment

  • Climate change
    • Carbon emissions
    • Service carbon footprint
    • Climate change vulnerability
  • Natural resources
    • Nature, biodiversity & land use
    • Goods & services sourcing
    • Water stress
  • Pollution
    • Toxic emissions
    • Waste
  • Opportunity
    • Sustainable buildings

Social

  • People
    • People management (resourcing)
    • Wellbeing, health & safety
    • People development (L&D)
    • Supply chain standards
    • Diversity & inclusion
  • Service liability
    • Service quality & client experience
    • Data & cyber security
  • Stakeholder opposition
    • Sector-focused activism
  • Responsible Business/Opportunity
    • Community
    • Pro bono

Governance

  • Decision making
    • Board diversity
    • Risk & assurance
    • Remuneration
    • Responsible finance & tax
    • Authentic disclosure
    • Ownership
  • Corporate behaviour
    • Purpose
    • Culture
    • Business ethics
    • Anti-bribery & corruption
    • Legal & regulatroy compliance
    • Anti-competitive practice

But it doesn't stop there.

To further shape our thinking and approach, we are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and informed by the Sustainable Development Goals. We have adopted five internationally recognised standards and draw on global benchmarks, evolving legislation and moral judgement to ensure our commitment excels beyond compliance.

Our current and upcoming ESG priorities include a focus on:

  • consolidating activity, strategies and programmes;
  • knowledge;
  • governance
  • client experience, engagement and collaboration;
  • global reach;
  • authentic disclosure; and
  • assurance.

In addition, we continue to evolve our long-established programmes including:

Want to see how well we're doing so far? Progress with all related activity can be viewed in our publicly available reports.