Posted By: Hussam Tantawy
Post Date: 1/8/2017
AL SULAITI LAW FIRM BECOMES FIRST QATARI LAW FIRM TO PLEDGE TO THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT’S TEN PRINCIPLES.
Al Sulaiti Law firm is proud to announce that it has become the first Qatari Law Firm to pledge to the UN Global Compact’s ten principles to encourage corporate sustainability. We have decided to embark on this journey with the UNGC to strengthen our CSR Policy and initiative. At Al Sulaiti Law firm, we recognize that we have a great responsibility towards our community, our youth, the environment and conducting a responsible business. To find out more about our CSR please visit our website.
The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact are listed below:
Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.
Principle 2 Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour.
The effective abolition of child labour.
The elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges.
Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility.
Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Note: With reference to Al Sulaiti law firm’s pledge to the UNGC’s ten principles, we also invite you to read the following blog-post which further enlists Al Sulaiti law firm’s commitment to corporate responsibility and its far-reaching positive impact on our society.
The Importance of Corporate Responsibility Explained
‘Why is Corporate Responsibility important to Al Sulaiti Law Firm? ’
Whilst many may remain confused about our recent pledge to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), being the first Qatari Law Firm to do so, we felt the need for an explanation on our pledge to the UNGC’s ten principles that promote corporate sustainability. All organizations around the world are accountable to run a responsible and sustainable business for the benefit of our organizations, people, community and the world as a whole. A law firm is a legal service provider, and to provide the best services, we must have a clear understanding of the clients’ needs, the community we live in and our pledge and respect for the law. In the same way in which the law and our community have been a great benefits to us, we must give back to these core pillars of society by making it our responsibility to be more involved in the promotion of worthy change through our corporate responsibility policy.
Our corporate responsibility not only includes the UNGC’s ten principles, but also upholds our devotion to making the Qatar National Vision 2030 possible. With Qatar being an ever-evolving landscape, we pride ourselves in being involved and watching all that was just a plan become a reality. The honorable State has been through remarkable positive change and development. Our vision makes it our responsibility not only as a business, but also empowers us to be a responsible business that gives back to the community, education and the environment.
Al Sulaiti law firm represents Real estate and Construction organizations that undertake building and construction activities to develop the State of Qatar. Aside from a detailed know-how of legal compliance and procedures required to do so, these organizations must be aware of the procedures taken to build and implement and the subsequent effect they have on the environment we live in. Understanding your clients’ business is the key to your success. Being involved in the business as if you are a member of the team enables us to deliver the best legal services.
To find out more, Download our Corporate Responsibility Policy.
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