Global, 19 June 2015 – Global law firm Baker & McKenzie has become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative.
Signatories pledge to support and promote 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.
Eduardo Leite, chairman of Baker & McKenzie, said:
“We are pleased to join the UN Global Compact. Its principles align with our Firm’s values and are reflected in our strategy, culture and day to day operations. We look forward to working with the Global Compact and our fellow signatories to help promote a more sustainable and inclusive global economy in the years ahead.”
Bruce Hambrett, Asia Pacific regional chairman and chairman of the Firm’s Global Sustainability Committee, said:
“We are delighted to join this global community of business and civil society leaders who are working to make sustainable business practices the norm and, in doing so, deliver lasting benefits to people, communities and markets.”
Christie Constantine, the Firm’s Global Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, added:
“We take great pride in being not only a premier provider of global legal services, but also a good corporate citizen. Signing the Compact is an expression of this commitment.”