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Responsible diversity ‘rules’ at Pinsent Masons

Renowned international law firm, Pinsent Masons employs almost 3,000 people in 20 global locations.


Providing responsible business advice, as well its international work in global energy, infrastructure, financial services and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors, in the UK, it also works in real estate, government, retail and education.

What Pinsent Masons did

Leadership for responsible business activities comes from the top of the organisation, and is led by the Senior Partner, who also sponsors the organisation’s gender diversity initiative, Project Sky, and the Managing Partner sponsors the Diversity Steering Group.

Responsible business progress is discussed and managed regularly by the Head of Responsible Business, with connections to Heads of Regions and disseminated to Responsible Business Relationship Managers and Committees. Ideas are shared across team via the intranet.

Activities include: Diversity Week; Wellbeing Week; Volunteers Week, and regular communication comes via emails, newsletters, intranet and social media.

The outcomes and impacts

  • 24% of workforce work flexibly
  • Turnover reduced by 12.7% in one year
  • 43% of Belfast staff involved in volunteering
  • Firm’s diversity scored 3.8/5 in staff survey
  • 17% of workforce is a member of one of the six diversity networks
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