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Certifications and affiliations

We are members of, and have achieved accreditation with, various organisations across our responsible business activities.

The certifications and affiliations we have in place provide us with third party verification of our responsible business commitments and actions, and support our work to advance our strategic objectives.

Responsible business

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We have achieved a silver EcoVadis sustainability rating, which assesses 21 ESG indicators over four main themes: environment, labour & human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.
We have been signatories of the United Nations Global Compact since 2020. It is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, helping businesses advance the SDGs.
United Nations Global Compact
Certifications And Affiliations
Support the Goals is an initiative to rate and recognise the businesses that support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), since joining in 2020, we have been working with their sustainability specialists to raise awareness of the SDGs across our Firm.
Support The Goals


Our near-term carbon reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which drives ambitious climate action in the private sector.
Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
62% of our operational sites are ISO 14001: Environmental Management certified.
ISO 14001
We are a member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA), a collaborative network of lawyers providing advice, information and resources to support the legal sector’s transition to net zero working.
Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA)
The Green Performance Pledge Scheme is a performance-based landlord-tenant collaboration working towards shared sustainability goals. Kennedys Hong Kong has signed the pledge and is working with landlords to achieve ESG goals.
The Clean City Awards Scheme (CCAS) is run by the City of London Corporation to help drive sustainable business. We are a member of the scheme and help to improve engagement around sustainability and the transition towards a Plastic Free City.
Clean City Awards Scheme (CCAS)
We have joined over 350 organisations participating in The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP): the largest global network of lawyers and business leaders using the power of climate contracting to deliver fast and fair decarbonisation.
The Chancery Lane Project
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Kennedys is a founding signatory of the Greener Litigation Pledge. Greener Litigation is a collective of solicitors' firms, barristers' chambers and other disputes professionals actively committed to reducing the environmental impact of dispute resolution and litigation conducted in the courts of England and Wales.
Greener Litigation

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Mansfield Rule aims to boost representation among historically underrepresented lawyers in law firm leadership. We are Mansfield 2022-23 certified and achieved Mansfield Plus status in the UK and US.
Mansfield Rule
As signatories of The Law Society's Women in Law Pledge, we are committed to promoting gender equality across the legal profession by breaking down prejudices, stereotypes and biases that women face.
The Law Society
We are an official sponsor of the Insurance Supper Club (ISC), a business community that provides personal, professional, and business development for women in insurance across the world.
Insurance Supper Club (ISC)
We are a member of Legal CORE (Collaboration on Race and Ethnicity), a leadership-led, cross-firm collective which aims to tackle the underrepresentation of ethnic minority groups in the UK legal sector.
Legal CORE
We join 2,500 other organisations in signing the Menopause Workplace Pledge to encourage the growing movement to support women through the menopause at work.
Menopause Workplace Pledge
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We are an official Gold Sponsor of the Insurance Cultural Awareness Network, an industry-wide, independent, volunteer-run network that supports multicultural inclusion across the insurance sector by promoting multicultural inclusion and progression, engaging with allies, and celebrating the benefits of inclusion and diversity in the industry.
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We are an official Bronze Sponsor of myGwork, a global business community that empowers the LGBTQ+ community by offering individual members a safe space where they can connect with inclusive employers, find jobs, mentors, professional events, e-learning/training, news and much more.

Social impact

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer for all our people in the UK, which includes third party contractors such as cleaners and security staff.
Living Wage Employer
We are a founding Affiliate Board member of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) UK and Associate Board member in the US; the IICF is an industry-led foundation that provides grants for charities and community groups across the UK and the US.
Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF)
We are one of 80 law firms participating in the UK’s Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono, to develop the systems and infrastructure required to allow pro bono services to be effectively delivered to address unmet legal need.
UK Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono

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