Responsible business in the UK

Acting responsibly and sustainably, together

We act sustainably together as a responsible business driven by an inclusive, innovative and learning culture. Being responsible is not only one of our values, it's a core part of our strategic vision, governance structures and board discussions. 

Urgent and comprehensive action is needed to address the climate crisis and safeguard the future of the planet. As an international law firm, we play an active role in upholding the rule of law and supporting responsible businesses to succeed. With market-leading expertise in the Technology Media and Communications, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Real Estate and Private Wealth sectors, we're uniquely placed to drive positive change through our own business and work with clients. 

In the UK (United Kingdom), our programme focuses on three core themes: protecting our culture of inclusion, investing in communities, and having a positive impact on our  environment.  

Working together with our clients and community partners we will build better businesses and protect our world to drive long-lasting impact. 

Responsible Business Impact Report 2022

Responsible Business Impact Report

Our latest Responsible Business Impact Report brings together the incredible achievements of our people in the UK, working with our communities and partnerships over the past 18 months.

Read our 2023 report
Read our 2023 report

Diversity monitoring report

Each year we publish our UK diversity monitoring statistics so we can track the progress of our inclusion activities and satisfy the biennial reporting requirements of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority.

View our 2023 report
View our 2023 report

Focus areas

Inclusion 

We build inclusive and progressive workplaces and aim to have a positive impact in the legal world and broader society. We look after the health and wellbeing of our people, and celebrate diversity in all forms, creating an environment where everyone can thrive. 

Find out more about inclusion in the UK

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Communities  

We are creating social value everywhere we do business through pro bono, volunteering and other community enriching initiatives, with a focus on supporting people through creativity and the arts. 

Find out more about community engagement in the UK

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Environment 

We recognise the urgency of the climate crisis, and we are acting now to reduce carbon emissions. We are dedicated to driving positive cultural and operational changes across our firm and supply chain, to achieve net zero for our business. 

How will we achieve this? 

Find out more in our Responsible Business Impact Report


Helping businesses create a sustainable future

ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) is increasingly important to responsible businesses of all sizes, as well as their shareholders, employees, regulators, customers, and suppliers.  

We provide tailored support for your ESG journey. We can run knowledge workshops and roundtables with executives, staff and other stakeholders and provide bespoke legal advice on key topics like: 

  • corporate governance 
  • sustainable finance and investment 
  • disputes 
  • product liability and product safety 
  • advertising and marketing 
  • health and safety 
  • regulatory and disclosure obligations 
  • brand management
  • real estate and planning. 

We can help you measure and communicate your compliance and risk levels, address shareholder concerns, and comply with regulations. And we can do this with your operations around the world. 

We're committed to helping you increase transparency and build trust with your stakeholders.  

Learn more about our legal ESG services

Responsible business in the news

Logistics & transport

Overview of the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

22 May 2023
In-depth analysis

by Sebastian Rünz, LL.M. (Toronto)

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Roundhouse unveils Roundhouse Works - home to the next generation of creative talent

18 May 2023
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Responsible business

Nothing is impossible when you believe in yourself

23 February 2023
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