International Social and Human Rights Law Firm

We help you identify risks and opportunities arising from the increasing focus on social and human rights issues

Back to ESG – Environmental, social and governance

There is a growing interest in how companies conduct their relationships with employees, suppliers, customers and communities. Investors and customers are increasingly demanding ever higher ethical standards and transparency.

Our multi-disciplinary team can advise clients on managing these critical stakeholder relationships in a socially responsible way, to enhance their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance.

With specialist lawyers from around the world, we combine local legal knowledge with an international perspective to advise on a wide range of social issues. These include:

  • Environmental and human rights within supply chains
  • Safe, modern and sustainable employment conditions
  • Diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Compliant internal reporting channels (whistleblowing).

We also work closely with clients to help transform and restructure their corporate and operational structures to become more sustainable.

Please contact any of our Social / Human rights lawyers to find out how we can help you.

Doing business responsibly

At CMS, we are committed to running our business ethically and sustainably. We are diverse, supportive and inclusive, taking our corporate social responsibility seriously and creating a culture in which all our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.

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