Corporate Social Responsibility
For Kromann Reumert, credibility is a core value. To us, credibility means accepting responsibility for our actions, for our development and for one another. To be true to this value, we also embrace our social responsibility - and that is why we are actively working with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Kromann Reumert makes the biggest difference in society by doing what we do best - providing legal advice. We use the expression ”pro bono”, which means ”for the benefit of society”. Pro bono work means helping society for free or at a reduced price.
Pro bono initiatives
Giving legal advice to charitable organisations is nothing new for us. However, it is only through our CSR work that we are organising our efforts to ensure that we make a decisive difference.
We work with suitable organisations and projects where our pro bono work will have a real impact. One of our initial projects involved cooperating with SOS Children's Villages and we continue to act as their lawyers and assist them with their legal work. Kromann Reumert has also entered into cooperation agreements with, among others:
Read more about how Kromann Reumert works with CSR in our most recent Communication on Progress.
Global Compact CSR report
In September 2008, Kromann Reumert joined the UN Global Compact, an international initiative seeking to promote corporate social responsibility. Being one of the most important and internationally recognised instruments in this area, Global Compact is particularly useful in our CSR work.
As a member, we have a responsibility to support Global Compact and its Ten Principles, which are based on the UN human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption standards. Participants also undertake to enter into partnerships that make a positive difference - and Kromann Reumert is well on the way with its pro bono work.
Read Kromann Reumert's latest Communication on Progress
Kromann Reumert is a law firm, but actually we employ almost as many administrative employees as lawyers. We have employees who are responsible for maintaining our buildings, facilitating meetings, preparing food in our canteens, fixing our computers, communicating our messages, recruiting our colleagues, etc. Furthermore, our large group of lawyers comprises an equally diverse group of people, each with their own strengths and requirements. More than half - exactly 51% - of our employees are women, and among our senior attorneys and directors the share of women is 50%. We have 25 female and male part-time employees, and our employees may choose to work flexible hours. In addition, we do our best to accommodate employees with special needs. The vast majority of our fathers take both paternal and parental leave in connection with childbirth. We employ a number of international employees and have a wide range of language skills in the firm. We work every day to accommodate this diversity by offering for example in-house courses, home workstations for more than half of our employees, a working environment policy aimed at promoting job satisfaction, and dialogue groups for our attorneys, assistant attorneys and legal secretaries.