Our responsible business practices
Global Citizenship describes our role—as a business and as individuals—as active participants in the global community. White & Case is committed to fair and ethical operations that respect the interests of our stakeholders and recognize the importance of our natural environment. All of our global citizenship activities, which include our pro bono work, are closely aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, White & Case is committed to doing business responsibly by aligning our operations with ten principles related to human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. We are also a signatory to the UN Global Compact's "Statement from Business Leaders for Renewed Global Cooperation."
Our Responsible Business Working Group, chaired by our co-General Counsels, is focused on identifying, reporting and addressing any human rights risks or abuses in our operations or our key suppliers. Our Environmental Sustainability Committee, chaired by our Head of Global Citizenship, oversees our environmental management system and measurement activities.
Fighting racial injustice
US justice system reform and eliminating racial inequities has long been a key focus of our pro bono practice. You can read an overview of our work here.
Other matters include:
- Representing the children of Flint, Michigan
- $27.17 million jury award for a man wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years
- Successful resentencing for a juvenile lifer
- Analyzing policies for the use of police body-worn cameras
- Successful Clemency Project representations
2019 Global Citizenship Review
Our Global Pro Bono Practice is the centerpiece of our community engagement activities. In 2019, lawyers in all our offices and in every practice devoted more than 140,000 hours to pro bono matters. Highlights of this work are profiled in the stories below and in our 2019 Global Citizenship Review.