A collective responsibility
Our dedication to corporate responsibility and the local communities in which we work guides our approach to business. It ensures we achieve our vision responsibly and means we think about how we manage our impact on the world around us. These are not one-off issues, they are ongoing challenges. We are dedicated to helping you fulfil your potential as a lawyer in a way that fulfils your social conscience as well.
Launched in 2013, our collective responsibility strategy is award-winning and wide-ranging. It includes commitments to everything from the community and the environment to protecting human rights and combating slavery. We have also joined the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) initiative, helping to build a fairer, healthier and more prosperous society through the power of partnership.
Protecting the right to justice
Every year we draw on our global networks to provide more than 30,000 hours of pro bono legal support to around 200 non-profit organisations, as well as many more vulnerable individuals. For example, we recently contributed to a successful appeal at the US Supreme Court for Bobby Moore, a death row inmate with intellectual disabilities. This case has major implications for death penalty cases across the United States. Safe to say, our work on social finance for non-profit organisations is setting the bar for the sector.
“The support we've received from Linklaters has been outstanding. No question has been too much hassle.” Geoff Burnard, CEO, Investing for Good
“Linklaters has done a great job on the Bobby Moore case and many others. Not all cases end up in the Supreme Court, but they really do make a difference.” Margot Ravenscroft, Director, Amicus
Investing in the community
In 2016, we were re-accredited with the CommunityMark in recognition of our global community investment programme. We have also been recognised as Social Mobility Business Compact Champions. With our Realising Aspirations programme and law scholarships, we are removing barriers for young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds. We are helping non-profit organisations to grow their capabilities. Not only this, but through matched giving and paid time off to volunteer, we are inspiring our colleagues to improve lives on their doorsteps.
Everyone in our business is entitled to one day every year to participate in volunteer-based activity. We also provide many opportunities to take part in fundraising events.
The buzz of progress
As a leading global law firm, we want to be judged not just by our performance as a business but also by our impact on the environment. At Linklaters Stockholm we are environmentally certified according to ISO 14001. We aim to keep adapting our values and lifestyles to create a lasting, positive impact. We work conscientiously with climate compensation and recycling. We use local food producers and we encourage our clients and service providers to make environmentally friendly choices. Closer to home, you will find the Linklaters beehives that we are proud to host on our Stockholm terrace.
Did you know that an estimated 80 percent of food in grocery stores around the world is only available thanks to bee-pollinated crops?