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2015 Citizenship Report: Our actions speak

7 June 2016

Our sixth annual Citizenship Report brings together activity highlights from the creation of Hogan Lovells in 2010 through to 2015, celebrating our commitment to good citizenship and corporate social responsibility.

Good Citizenship is one of our core values that underpins our business practices. All regions in which we operate support five Citizenship streams: pro bono, diversity, community investment, Touch (matched charitable giving), and sustainability.

Two ground-breaking initiatives were launched globally in 2015: the Global Citizenship Policy, asking every member of the firm (lawyer and non-lawyer) to devote at least 25 hours of their work time to Citizenship activities each year; and the Empowering Girls and Women Initiative – a commitment to empower, educate, protect, and advance the right of girls and women around the world.

Commenting on these commitments, Michael Williams, Co-Chair of our Citizenship Panel, said:

"Gender inequity affects everyone, and we as a global firm intend to ensure we play our part in working towards ensuring fairness and opportunity for women around the globe. That is why we are signatories to the UN Women's Empowerment Principles; and why we have a diversity strategy, which focuses on recruitment, advancement, and retention of women at all levels across our firm. We are doing this because we can, and we should."

Since becoming Hogan Lovells in 2010, our people have donated time, skills, experience, and funds to individuals, charities, non-profits, and social enterprises alike, working both with local communities and global organizations to influence change.

Highlights from the last five years include:

  • Devoted 599,150 total hours worldwide to pro bono activity, assisting 5,667 pro bono clients and community organizations
  • 11,000 hours helping more than 40 children navigate the U.S. immigration system since 2012
  • $1,785,000 compensation received for survivors of gender based violence, representing 160 directly
  • 2,090 female entrepreneurs received microloans
  • 546 pupils participated in our unique debating skills program in the last 3 years
  • 16,511 children screened for acute malnutrition and 181 community health workers trained on maternal health and nutrition through a three-year partnership with Action Against Hunger
  • Over $195,000 invested in 2,250 entrepreneurs across 11 developing countries over a two-year partnership with Lendwithcare, creating 105 jobs in local communities and benefitting 1,665 family members
  • $2,118,530 funds raised through matched giving globally and locally
  • Six resource-efficient, LEED-certified (or soon-to-be-certified) offices in the U.S. and 18,000 sheets of paper saved in London every year since defaulting to double-sided printing

Crispin Rapinet, Co-Chair of our Citizenship Panel, said:

"These fantastic achievements are just a snapshot of our shared successes over the last five years, and we are immensely proud of the results of the Citizenship program to date. The fact that our Global Citizenship Policy introduced in 2015 encompasses both lawyers and non-lawyers is not only unique, but also significantly increases the amount of hours spent in the community which will be key to our efforts over the next five years, as we work together to transform our world."

Further detail on these initiatives and many more can be found by viewing the report here.

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