The ability to connect the dots and leap to inspired solutions can't be underestimated. It's what's our clients value and it helps us to be the firm we want to be. Because we we believe in possibilities and we want to make it possible for our people, our clients, and our communities. We’re committed to treating everyone with kindness and respect and creating an environment where everyone is encouraged to be their unique selves and thrive at all stages of their career. So, we stay curious and work in truly international teams and by giving our people a voice we give our clients access to a whole world of expertise.
We are committed to minimising the impact of our business on the environment. We know everyone says it. We know it can sound like we're just saying what's expected. But a considered and supported sustainability strategy is expected of us. Our people expect it, our clients expect it and more than anything future generations deserve it.
So, we responsibly manage our buildings, consider the impact of business travel, reduce waste and consumption, recycle wherever we can and importantly we question ourselves and our actions to ensure we stay focused.
At Bird & Bird we are constantly working on the latest developments in technology. We believe in creative talent and believe it is important to stimulate and invest in this. That is why we have entered into a partnership with YES! Delft to guide innovative startups.
Within our Dutch office we have put together a start-up team consisting of enthusiastic and experienced people, ranging from young lawyers to partners. They advise start-ups in the legal, tax and notarial field on all obstacles they encounter in the important start-up phase.
Bird & Bird in the Netherlands has its own CSR committee. The CSR Committee has launched initiatives with number of local charities like Stichting Samen Lachen, Dress for Success, Stichting Jarige Job and JINC. We encourage our employees to participate in these CSR activities and make a difference in someone's life.