Responsible Business

It's a fundamental part of what we do

As a responsible business, Womble Bond Dickinson is committed to creating better places to live, work and do business.

Delivering social value is key and our actions empower a variety of initiatives, including reducing our own carbon footprint by launching our roadmap to achieving net zero by 2030.

Through supporting local volunteering initiatives and focusing on social inclusion, these values are replicated throughout our business, leading to a diverse and inclusive workplace that is attentive to the physical and mental wellbeing of our employees.

As with any business, we strive for best practice and take our ethical responsibilities seriously. We work professionally and responsibly in our marketplace, by providing quality, integrity, regulatory compliance and leadership for our clients and stakeholders.

We have an holistic approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG), and can provide clients legal advice in a wide range of sectors and service lines. Find out more about our ESG client credentials and download our capability statement.

Being awarded the silver sustainability rating by EcoVadis demonstrates our commitment to putting responsible business at the heart of all we do.

“Systemic change takes time, but here at WBD we want to be at the forefront of the progress made and are working hard to make sure that good intentions are met with strong and tangible commitments.”

Nick Barwood, UK Chair

Our responsible business objectives are mapped against the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). We've identified the six UN SDG's as having the most impact on our law firm, that support the vision of achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.


UN Goals



Diversity and Inclusion
Environmental Responsibility

Delivering real social value through charitable giving, volunteering and sharing our expertise. Read more.

We strive to create a diverse and inclusive culture to attract and retain the very best people. Read more.

Environmental responsibility is central to the firm and since 2013 we have reduced our total carbon footprint by 70%. Read more.