Hogan Lovells 2016 Citizenship Report Highlights Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals Through Community, Action, and Diversity

London/Washington D.C., 6 July 2017 – Hogan Lovells today publishes its seventh annual Citizenship Report, highlighting the many ways in which the firm and its people have continued their commitment to a broad range of social issues over the last year. The report gathers data supporting the firms' dedication to good citizenship and corporate social responsibility.

Citizenship, in the form of Pro Bono legal work, the promotion of Diversity and Inclusion in society, Community Investment, Matched Giving, and Sustainability, is at the heart of Hogan Lovells' core values and is a global commitment shared across all of our offices. At Hogan Lovells, Citizenship is not an addition to our business practices – it is a business practice.

Our Citizenship Strategy is aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of principles that work together to improve our planet for all of its occupants. We are committed to advancing all of the 17 SDGs, with a particular focus on the principles of Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and Gender Equality.

Commenting in the report, Hogan Lovells Chair Nicholas Cheffings said:

“Our Citizenship program uses the framework of the SDGs to identify and develop initiatives and policies across our offices worldwide, leveraging the knowledge of our people to help create global solutions. This work impacts society and the environment, supports economic growth, and strengthens our relationships with our people, our clients, and our communities.”

In addition to our global Empowering Girls and Women Initiative, Hogan Lovells people have contributed thousands of hours and raised thousands of dollars in support of national and local charities (our “Touch” charity partners). Our Matched Giving program ensures that all monies raised by our people are matched by the partnership.

Among the 2016 highlights, our Citizenship program has provided:

  • More than US$546,000 raised worldwide, including US$36,000 for relief efforts following the April 2016 earthquake in Ecuador
  • Approximately 39,000 lawyer hours dedicated to the Empowering Girls and Women Initiative
  • Over 45 formal partnerships with non-profit organizations committed to empowering girls and women
  • More than 214,000 Citizenship hours
  • Almost 150,000 hours of pro bono legal work.

Bruce Gilchrist, Hogan Lovells Global Citizenship Chair, added:

“In 2016 our people devoted more than 30 hours per person to Citizenship, donating their professional skills and dedicating personal energy to upholding the rule of law, increasing access to justice, building our communities, promoting diversity and inclusion in society, raising charitable funds, and supporting sustainability initiatives. This report offers a snapshot of some of the ways in which Hogan Lovells is contributing to improve our world.”

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