Global law firm White & Case LLP has joined the initiative "Charter of Diversity", a government program promoting diversity in the corporate sector in Germany.
By signing the charter, White & Case has committed itself to promoting diversity within the Firm and creating a working environment that is free of prejudice. Prof. Dr. Maria Böhmer, Minister of State and Commissioner of the Federal Government for Migration, Refugees and Integration, presented the charter deed to Dr. Matthias Stupp, Local Partner, and Dr. Monika Pasetti, Counsel of White & Case.
"I am very proud that White & Case is now officially supporting the "Charter of Diversity", because we are living diversity in all respects," says Markus Hauptmann, Regional Section Head White & Case Germany. "With more than 4,500 employees across 26 countries, we represent 85 nationalities and our employees speak more than 60 languages. Our worldwide success is based on this diversity of our employees."
With its own diversity and women's initiatives, White & Case has been actively supporting diversity in the international legal profession and within the Firm for a number of years.
The initiative "Charter of Diversity" was founded in 2006 and has meanwhile been signed by 1,300 companies. It is supported by the Federal Government and Chancellor Angela Merkel is its patron. The charter's objectives are respect, appreciation and diversity in corporate culture. All employees are to be appreciated irrespective of sex, nationality, ethnic background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual preference and identity.
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