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.
Our Global Pro Bono Practice is the centerpiece of our community engagement activities. In 2018, lawyers in all our offices and in every practice devoted nearly 120,000 hours to pro bono matters. Approximately 60 percent of our pro bono matters help strengthen human rights around the world. Highlights of this work are profiled in the stories below and in our 2018 Global Citizenship Review.
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. 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.