For us corporate social and environmental responsibility plays a major role in raising awareness of various issues, including social equity, economic efficiency and environmental protection. By integrating these issues into our strategy and by fostering related actions on a daily basis, we actively defend the essential values of quality, social commitment, respect for the environment and the search for excellence.
Click here to read our 2022 CSR Report.
In 2022, our CSR policy was assessed by Ecovadis and placed in the “Silver” band, placing us among the top 25% of the 50,000 companies reviewed by the body.
Assisting our clients with their ESG challenges
ESG issues are becoming increasingly important. Our role is to assist our clients in addressing the risks they face and in undertaking the necessary transformations. We are building the necessary organisation, developing the ad hoc skills and ensuring the quality of the services our clients need to help everybody to integrate as fully as possible the social and environmental responsibility issues that concern them directly.
Reducing our environmental footprint
Thanks to everyone’s efforts, supported by the work of the Committee for Sustainable Development, we have deployed a very extensive range of actions, be it in terms of the design of the building that houses our headquarters, its energy consumption, the treatment of our waste, and our purchasing and mobility policies. We have also explored aspects directly linked to our profession as lawyers, such as the management of incoming and outgoing registered mail, the management of printers and paper consumption.
Ensuring everybody’s well-being
Our daily commitment covers many levels: we place a real focus on the women and men in our firm to recruit them and to keep them with us over the long term, to offer a real quality of life at work on a daily basis, to promote diversity in the teams and guarantee equal opportunities.
Accompanying and supporting social projects
Through the Gide Pro Bono Endowment Fund, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2022, each year we choose organisations, causes and projects that are close to our hearts, because they best fit into one of our three themes:
- Access to education
- Access to law and justice
- Helping the poorest of the poor
We devote money, human resources and time to supporting them, in real terms, in their best interests. In addition to our assistance, we also strive to choose projects in which the members of the firm, lawyers and employees, can be involved in a lasting way, thus making long-term collaborations grow.