A Committed Approach
At Vinson & Elkins, helping our clients navigate sustainability, climate change, human rights, diversity, and the energy transition positions us as a leader in these areas among our peers. But our Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) impact does not stop with client work. Internally, we apply our learnings, and some examples include:
- Lawyers and business professionals contribute their time, and Vinson & Elkins provides financial support to more than 500 charitable and arts organizations annually across the globe.
- Providing pro bono legal representation for social justice and to those in need is part of our history and culture; and in 2020 alone, our lawyers worked on more than 400 pro bono matters.
- Our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are focused on meaningful solutions to attract and retain top talent. We start early through mentoring and scholarships for underrepresented students. We are proud to have been involved from the beginning in developing the Mansfield Rule concept, and actively work to maintain our Mansfield Certification.
- Our sustainability efforts have also focused on our real estate strategy, which has led to significant upgrades in LEED-certified office space, and we continue to pursue best practices within our locations.
We understand ESG has no finish line. Our impact in our communities and the world is connected to our ability to deliver on ESG solutions for our clients and ourselves, and we look forward to continuing the work.