Hogan Lovells Releases Fifth Annual Citizenship Report Celebrating Engagement With Communities Worldwide

LONDON and WASHINGTON, D.C., 6 July 2015 – Hogan Lovells is proud to release its 2014 Citizenship Report. It provides a snapshot of the firm's commitment to the five programs that comprise Citizenship:

  • Pro Bono
  • Diversity
  • Touch: Matched Charitable Giving
  • Community Investment
  • Environment

Throughout 2014, Hogan Lovells was involved in numerous community projects ranging from encouraging voter registration in the United Kingdom to combating discriminatory housing practices in the United States and supporting young entrepreneurs in Asia. The firm's people have donated their time, skills, experience, and funds to individuals, charities, nonprofits, and social enterprises alike.

"Citizenship expresses who we are as a firm. We need to be as bold in our Citizenship programs as we are in the rest of our business," said Stephen Immelt, Hogan Lovells CEO. "We strive to be a catalyst for change in our communities, and our results speak to that goal."

Among other highlights, Hogan Lovells achieved the following in 2014:

  • 116,468 total hours of pro bono work undertaken globally
  • 120 police officers trained on the Sexual Offences Act in South Africa
  • 32 percent women in management positions
  • US$389,985 / UK £258,530 / EU €342,745 raised for global and local charity partners
  • 510 loans made to 367 entrepreneurs in eight developing countries through Lendwithcare globally
  • 182 students taught debating skills at 10 schools in London, Dusseldorf, and Hong Kong
  • 3,700 bags of clothing donated to homeless shelters in the Washington, D.C. area
  • 85,450 kWh of electricity saved in 22 offices in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East after installing automatic nightly computer shutdown software.

Hogan Lovells also recently implemented two groundbreaking programs — the Global Citizenship Policy and the Empowering Girls and Women Initiative — asking every member of our worldwide team to play a meaningful role in our communities. These two programs pave the way for the firm's Citizenship efforts for 2015. 

Formally launched earlier this year, the Global Citizenship Policy asks each of the firm's colleagues, more than 6,000 people in 47 offices, to devote at least 25 hours of their work time to Citizenship activities each year. Both lawyers and non-lawyers participate in the program, which is not only unique but also significantly increases the amount of hours spent in the community.

The firm's Empowering Girls and Women Initiative aims to empower, educate, protect, and advance the right of girls and women around the world.

More information and statistics can be found in the report here.

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