Shoosmiths has published its ninth annual CR report and its fifth annual UN Global Compact Communication on Progress.
As a signatory of the UN Global Compact Report the 2021 Communication on Progress provides a re-affirmation that Shoosmiths LLP continues to support the 10 principles related to Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption with progress including annual targets reported against the principles. During 2020, it was a stark reminder for organisations that to ignore these 10 principles would be at society’s peril and therefore the future of our planet.
During 2020, highlights included being one of 94 companies to participate in Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Tracker®, launching our Social Mobility Action Plan, becoming signatories of the Mindful Business Charter, being ranked 38th in the Social Mobility Employer Index 2020, committing to a target for our operations to become carbon net zero by 2025 as well as committing to set science-based targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
The year was a year like no other and everyone pulled together during the pandemic, proving themselves resilient and responsive. We changed the way we work, whilst continuing to deliver the excellent client experience we are known for. Everyone displayed that not only do we embrace agile working and agile systems but that Shoosmiths is a firm of people with agile minds, willing and able to adapt to change.
You can read our 2019/2020 annual CR Report and 2021 UN Global Compact Communications on Progress, here.