Clifford Chance is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources in 35 offices across 25 countries and five continents. We advise clients from all commercial and industrial sectors, financial institutions, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not for profit organisations on domestic, inbound and outbound work. We seek to provide our clients with the highest quality advice and legal insight which combines our local knowledge with the breadth and depth of our global network.
We are passionate about our clients’ businesses and are committed to using our knowledge of the law and the markets we operate in to offer global solutions, new ideas and a fresh perspective. Our commitment to the UN Global Compact plays a valuable role in shaping our thinking about our responsibilities as an organisation, and understanding where there are opportunities for us to have a more positive impact.
As a large, global business and a leader in our profession, and having been closely involved in the development of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we embrace the opportunity to make a positive contribution to business and society. We are taking steps to identify any potential human rights impacts we might have as an organisation and human rights considerations in our relationships with our clients.
As an organisation we have both a direct and an indirect impact on the world around us. We advise some of the leading businesses in the world on the investments they make and offer guidance on how to create sustainable businesses and minimise their emissions. Our Global Environment Group –comprising 60 lawyers across our network of offices – provides specialist advice to clients on all areas of Environmental and Health & Safety law. The practice covers traditional areas such as pollution, waste, control of hazardous substances, as well as new and developing areas such as energy efficiency, carbon reduction, sustainability, biodiversity and chemicals regulation.
We also recognise that how we run our business – how we operate our offices, the buying decisions we make, the partners we select to work with – has a direct impact on the environment. For the sake of the environment, we believe in thinking globally and acting locally.