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Responsible Business

Sustainability is the central issue of our time. This challenge must be addressed if we want to preserve our planet for future generations. Sustainability is also about social responsibility with regard to promoting diversity, equality and fair working conditions. Personal commitment is crucial here.

CMS accepts this responsibility. The fundamental principle of sustainability is embedded in our philosophy as a leading international commercial law firm. We aim to help shape a sustainable future by delivering innovative legal advice. Accordingly, ESG consulting is playing an increasingly important role. Sustainability aspects also influence our culture as a law firm and our management style. Responsible use of resources, sustainable procurement and active support for diversity in our teams are all part of this.

We create transparency and credibility through regular reporting, and published our first Sustainability Report in 2022. It describes the areas where we already fulfil sustainability criteria, along with the goals we have set ourselves for the coming years.

“With our advice, we support companies in meeting their responsibility for sustainable business operations and in complying with the relevant regulations in their business activities. However, the ESG advice we provide is only credible if we, as Germany’s largest law firm, also walk the talk. Sustainability is, hence, an integral part of our firm’s culture and an important criterion in the provision of our services."

Dr Martin Vorsmann, Managing Partner


We also have our progress around sustainability assessed by independent third parties. CMS received the silver medal in the EcoVadis sustainability rating in 2023.

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Sustainability Report 2022