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PEOPLE

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

All employees are aware of health and safety risks and responsibilities

Flexible working is offered and communicated to all employees (subject to business need)

 

ENGAGEMENT

Continued network links with alumni

Employee participation in the direction of the firm

 

HUMAN RESOURCES POLICY AND EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

Exceed minimum for maternity and paternity pay and leave

Remuneration linked to CR objectives 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Measure and monitor environmental performance for key impacts

Set targets for improvement for key impact areas

Assign clear responsibility for environmental policy

Report on environmental performance

Incorporate environmental considerations within new building development 

CLIENTS AND MARKET PLACE

 

RULES OF THE MARKET PLACE

Compliance is regularly monitored and risk assessments undertaken 

 

RELATIONSHIP WITH CLIENTS

Terms of engagement are regularly updated to reflect best practice in the market 

Quality assurance tested and client satisfaction monitored and measured

Business continuity plans in place to assure clients that business critical advice will remain available and risks are managed in accordance with best practice in the market

INDIRECT IMPACT ON THE MARKET PLACE

Exclude some clients and matters on reputational grounds

Helping clients to enhance and develop the market through innovative legal advice

 

SUPPLIERS

Preference to use local suppliers where price, quality and availability permits

Adopts contractual terms to over environment, labour standards and human rights issues that are managed and adhered to

 

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Development plans for all individuals

Formal mentoring schemes 

COMMUNITY

 

BUILDING LOCAL REPUTATION

Operate clear program of support within strategy

Provide a mix of cash and in kind donations dependent on need

Identify causes and partners that have most resonance with local opinion formers and staff 

 

BUILDING PEOPLE

Volunteering opportunities identified as part of wider community partnerships

Opportunities offered to employees