To this end we have a firmwide ethics policy which governs our relationship with, and actions towards, our clients, partners, people, suppliers and contractors, communities and the environment. Our ethics committee meets twice a year to monitor the firm’s compliance with this policy.

The firm became a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact on 09 August 2011. We fully support the UN Global Compact’s ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption and are committed to building the principles into our policies, operations and culture. The Global Compact gives us an opportunity to benchmark our CR activities and to create consistency with our clients’ corporate responsibility standards. We report our progress in our annual CR Review.