Our suppliers are an important part of what we do at Clifford Chance and enable us to be 'the global law firm of choice for the world’s leading businesses of today and tomorrow.'
Our aim is to work in partnership with our suppliers; developing innovative and robust solutions that support our firm and our clients, and building a culture where we continue to ask ourselves 'how could we do this better?'.
We believe that by providing a clear set of guidelines, and developing strong and trusted relationships with our suppliers, we can maintain the high ethical and professional standards we pride ourselves on and deliver on our social, economic and environmental commitments. We seek to partner with suppliers who share our commitments and approach and who embody our ethos and values.
Making the most of our supplier relationships to better support the needs of our clients and firm means ensuring the right controls and procedures are in place to effectively manage, monitor and mitigate risk exposure. Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets out our expectations and the minimum standards we expect from the suppliers and contractors, and their subsidiaries and subcontractors, that provide goods or services to us.
We expect our suppliers to notify our Global Supplier Relationship Management Team immediately if they have any concerns in relation to their compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct and/or minimum standards. Any comparable standards shared by our suppliers will need to be reviewed / approved by Clifford Chance.
At Clifford Chance we see inclusion as a matter of justice and a core value of both our firm and the law. We firmly believe that if we have a set of values we must be prepared to champion and campaign for them both within our firm, across society and with our clients and suppliers. We seek to act in an open and transparent manner as part of our supplier onboarding process; promoting open and fair competition and engaging with diverse and underrepresented suppliers.
We are on a journey to continually improve how we work with our suppliers, and enable us to deliver on our commitments to our clients, and you can share any feedback you have either via your Contract Owner or Manager and/or with our Global Supplier Relationship Management Team directly.
We look forward to working with you.