Linklaters joins United Nations Global Compact

Linklaters has signed the United Nations Global Compact, reinforcing its commitment to Collective Responsibility, a strategy launched by the firm in 2013.

“I am pleased to confirm that Linklaters LLP supports the 10 principles of the Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption,” said Senior Partner Robert Elliott in his letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations. “We are committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Millennium Development Goals.”

The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative with over 8,000 business signatories in more than 140 countries. The Compact, established in July 2000, seeks to promote responsible corporate citizenship by providing a framework for businesses to follow in response to the challenges of globalisation.

At the same time and considering the implications of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Linklaters has launched a human rights statement that sets out its commitment to foster a working environment that respects and protects internationally proclaimed human rights and avoid complicity in human rights abuses. It endorses the UN Global Compact and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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