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Clifford Chance

Our Responsible Business strategy

Partnering for change

Our Responsible Business strategy is integral to our strategy. It guides how we conduct our core business, how we develop and support our people, and how we foster closer collaboration with our clients.

Our strategy has four pillars:

  • Doing business responsibly through market-shaping practice in relation to ethics, professional standards and risk management is a top priority.
  • People are central to everything we do. We realise our potential by creating a safe, healthy and inclusive workplace and by broadening our skills and experience.
  • Community sits at the heart of our firm. We partner to support our community by widening access to justice, finance and education.
  • Environment and contributing to a more sustainable world is important to how we advise our clients and manage our business.

At the heart of our Responsible Business strategy is our commitment to our stakeholders – our clients, our people and civil society – and to transparent reporting on progress.

We promote market-shaping practices in relation to ethics, professional standards and risk management, reflecting those values and issues that our clients have told us are most important to them.

We strive to create a safe and inclusive workplace, and broaden the skills and experience of our people.

We support our communities through partnership, and widening access to justice, education and finance.

We are committed to managing our environmental footprint and contributing to sustainability.

“We consider it more important than ever to invest in the people, skills, systems and ways of working that will be fundamental to our future success in a rapidly changing market.” 

Matthew Layton, Global Managing Partner