Global Citizenship

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.

We are concerned for the sustainability of the environment and we are working to improve our sustainable management practices. Through our Green Initiative, which leverages the knowledge of our Environment & Climate Change practice and Responsible Business Working Group, we share best practices across our global network that reduce the environmental footprint of our operations, our employees and our suppliers.

Read our 2021 Communication on Progress for the United Nations Global Compact and download PDF

Read our 2020 Statement on Slavery and Human Trafficking and download PDF

Read our Supplier Code of Conduct

Read our Australian Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Read more about our sustainability efforts

Read our 2020 Environmental Sustainability Report