We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive workplace, and broadening the skills and experience of our people. Inclusivity, diversity, professional development and wellbeing are central to our strategy.
We believe that the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and that people flourish in an environment where they are supported in expanding their careers and developing their resilience. Our focus on inclusivity, development and wellbeing enables us to deliver better understanding and better advice to our clients, and ensures that we continue to attract, retain and develop the highest quality people.
We run numerous programmes and initiatives aimed at promoting inclusion and diversity and wellbeing at the firm, and have several growing diversity networks. To ensure that all of our people have opportunities for development, we established the Clifford Chance Academy. The Academy provides around 1500 business skills and legal training courses to our lawyers and business services professionals.
We have set a target for gender balance in our partnership, and made commitments around ethnic diversity, development and resilience. We are committed to supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) people in the workplace, and in 2018, added our signature to the UN's new Standards of Conduct for Business for Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI People.
We report on our progress annually. For more information about our commitments and progress, please visit our reporting page.
Our global diversity policy sets out our firm-wide approach to inclusion and diversity. To read the policy, please visit our policies page.