All civil actors of our society are responsible for the environment, and primarily economic actors. This is called Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) concerns all organisations, both public and private. Law firms are no exception to this imperative.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not only a moral obligation, as we all jointly and severally are obliged to participate in the development of a sustainable and fair society. It is also, first and foremost, an economic obligation, because growth depends on sustainable development.

The importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been internationally recognized and has been the subject of guidelines published by the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development).

On 25 September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in New York entitled “Transforming our world: The sustainable development agenda to 2030”. 

The UN Agenda 2030 includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets that member states aim to achieve by 2030.  

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM has decided to make social responsibility and the pursuit of the SDGs one of its priorities. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM not only advises its clients on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and SDG issues but has also decided to subject itself to these requirements.

Client relations

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM’s interventions are in line with the following principles:  drawing the attention of the clients to CSR, its goals, its advantages, its respect by the firm; promoting “sustainable advice and ADR”: prevention, auditing, timely advice, compliance, collaborative law, arbitration or mediation, negotiation, compromise, transparency, codes of conduct in the context of CSR and the implementation of sustainable…

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM’s people-oriented approach consists of the necessary internal processes aimed at equal treatment, inclusion and diversity and the support of socially relevant initiatives.…

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Communication and Information technology

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM takes advantage of technological innovation, as long as it serves the perspective of a sustainable world, and this while respecting its ethical obligations, in particular the respect of professional secrecy and independence. Especially, it has enabled the firm to: the development of a “paperless office”: the communication and archiving of correspondence and documents is as much…

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Premises, energy and suppliers

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM is committed to: make the necessary investments, as far as possible, to ensure that its operating sites meet environmental criteria, inter alia in terms of energy consumption and heating; apply a policy designed to reduce the nuisances that its activity can cause to the environment such as over-consumption; to sort waste and to optimize recycling; the…

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VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM promotes: the choice of means of transport according to the type of trip in order to reduce pollution as much as possible; contacts with clients via video or telephone conferences.…

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Social aims

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM supports projects that share its values either financially or by offering free legal support. VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM’s commitment to social responsibility is demonstrated by the considerable value it places on doing pro bono work for organisations and people that pursue or support the public interest. The firm’s aim is to enhance access to legal assistance…

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