Our commitment to being a Responsible Business is at the heart of what we do.

We take our responsibilities very seriously and care about the impact of our actions on our people, our local community and the environment. Building sustainable relationships through partnerships with charities, community projects and our own initiatives, we are determined to play a strong role in creating better places to live, work and do business.  

We want our actions to have real social value impact, and so focus our activity on social mobility, empowerment and unlocking potential in the areas of Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship. At WBD we empower and encourage our people to get involved in a wide range of Responsible Business activities – and they really do.  

From community volunteering, to support for 'access to justice' charity partners and legal advice clinics, through to our pioneering access to working in law programmes, commitment to cutting our carbon emissions and #BeYourself diversity and inclusion campaign, it's just part of how we do things here.

 

Responsible Business - areas of focus

Community Support and Pro Bono

We focus on areas where we can provide meaningful social value through charitable giving, volunteering and sharing our expertise. Our efforts are concentrated on social mobility and empowerment and also support charities which help people to overcome barriers to

Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship, in areas such as homelessness and mental health. 

Our activity forms a central part of our commitment to being a sustainable business that has a positive impact on the UK and wider world. 

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Diversity and Inclusion

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

Whether with clients, employees or suppliers; building relationships is a part of our culture, in which we nurture a spirit of equality, fairness and respect for all. These qualities make us a better business and is integral to a successful workplace.

To ensure that diversity and inclusion is at the foundation of our business, we collaborate on a variety of activities, campaigns and initiatives both internally and externally. 

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Environmental Responsibility

Environmental responsibility is part of our culture.

We aim to minimise the impact the firm has on the environment and are committed to enhancing our environmental performance and finding sustainable ways to improve our environmental management system.

We are a founding member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance - an inclusive movement of leading law firms committed to working collaboratively to take positive action on climate change. This is done by measuring, reducing and reporting our carbon footprint.

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"We empower and encourage our people to get involved in a wide range of Responsible Business activities in our collegiate atmosphere. It's just part of how we do things here."

Simon Richardson - UK Chair