As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) we are committed to being a responsible business. As a participant in the UNGC, we explicitly commit to respect internationally recognised human rights, and to ensure that we are not complicit in human rights abuses through our supply chain and stakeholder relationships.
We provided pro bono legal advice in the development of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which are directly related to the UNGC and provide an authoritative framework for states and businesses in mitigating and minimising the risk of adverse impacts on human rights.
Not only are we working to respect and promote human rights across our network, but we are determined to help our clients do the same. As transparency and non-financial reporting requirements become increasingly important to doing business, we are responding to the need to help our clients identify and manage human rights risks. With the increasing visibility and urgency of human rights issues around the world, we are extremely proud to be one of the first global law firms to establish a dedicated practice devoted to business and human rights, assisting our clients to consider risk management, due diligence, contracts and other corporate business practices from a human rights perspective.