Shoosmiths releases 2022 United Nations Global Compact report

Law firm Shoosmiths has released both its annual ESG report and 2022 United Nations Global Compact report.

The Environmental, Social and Governance (formerly Corporate Responsibility) Report 2020/2021 includes details on the accountability and management of ESG matters, reporting of 79 ESG metrics and progress against 22 targets.

Our 2020/2021 ESG report is presented in the form of five appendices that set out:

  • Accountability and management of ESG
  • Progress against 2020/2021 targets and our 2021/2022 targets
  • ESG performance data
  • Our approach to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development addressing the SDGs
  • Details about the 100 plus organisations and programmes we supported during 2021/2022

Shoosmiths’ 2022 United Nations Global Compact Communication on Progress Report complements the firm’s annual ESG report, providing the detail behind the firm’s ESG approach, progress, and plans.

The firm has been a signatory of the Global Compact since January 2016, upgrading to participant status in August 2021. Shoosmiths is also a member of the UNGC’s Network UK and takes part in its working groups on Modern Slavery, the Global Goals (SDGs), Diversity and Inclusion, and the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) as well as engaging with the Climate Action Group.

The Communication on Progress details our progress and commitments to advance the UN Global Compact’s 10 Principles on Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

Simon Boss, CEO at Shoosmiths, said: “Shoosmiths’ responsible business commitments have been a key part of our culture, values and business planning for many years during which we have remained focused on ensuring our business and our people produce an overall positive impact on society. Our ESG aspiration is to be the leading law firm in the UK famous for its positive contribution to society. I am particularly proud of the steps we have taken during 2021 to promote social mobility internally and externally,  the launch of our Shoosmiths Foundation and the validation of our near-term science-based emissions reduction targets by the Science Based Targets initiative.”

Peter Duff, chairperson at Shoosmiths added: “Being actively involved with the UN Global Compact and participating in peer group forums on key issues has played an important part in our growth as a firm and in guiding in our ESG goals. Delivering these goals remains a key and exciting focus for all at Shoosmiths. Through that we continue to help our clients, contacts and communities so we can all do more to create a better world.

We are indebted to the many colleagues who are instrumental in shaping and delivering our ESG commitments. Our ESG programme is also the richer for the breadth of external organisations with whom we partner and collaborate with.”

Shoosmiths has been reporting on work in this vital area since the publication of its 2011/2012 CR report. The firm launched its inaugural Impact Report in July 2021.

Our reports can be found here.


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