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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Our commitments

Our reporting, commitments and insights

Clifford Chance endorses the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In 2009, we signed the United Nations Global Compact to demonstrate our commitment to help advance sustainable business models and markets with a view to creating a more sustainable and inclusive global economy.

We actively support the UN Global Compact's 10 principles focusing on the core areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

We believe that as a firm we have a strong record in making a contribution to progress towards a number of the SDGs, in particular goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17 and we intend to continue to do so through to 2030.

 

Sustainable progress

Against a backdrop of unprecedented disruption, cooperation across borders and sectors is more important than ever.

In September 2020, we signed the UN Global Compact's Statement from Business leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation. The statement highlights the fact that peace, justice and strong institutions are beneficial to the long-term viability of businesses and are foundational for upholding the ten principles of the UN Global Compact and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Mapping our objectives

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is an increasingly well understood framework adopted by organisations globally to help them map objectives to promote sustainability their own practices. The concepts that are integral to ESG are embedded in our Responsible Business strategy. We align our operations to contribute towards a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular goals 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 15, 16 and 17, and we intend to continue to do so through to 2030.

Through the activities highlighted in our Responsible Business Report, we demonstrate our commitment to sustainable growth and how it has endured during a period of uncertainty, disruption and change.

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