Responsible Business Report 2023

Diversity & Inclusion


Affiliations & accreditations

In 2022, Clyde & Co was placed in the top 75 of employers in the Social Mobility Employer Index, ranked at number 58 . The Social Mobility Employer Index is the leading authority on employer-led social mobility schemes. It assesses and ranks the UK employers on the actions that they take to ensure they are open to talent from all social backgrounds.

Clyde & Co joined the Rare Race Fairness Commitment , which involves implementing a range of measures aimed at combating the career obstacles faced by black and other ethnic minority lawyers.

Clyde & Co joined the recently formed Legal CORE , a cross-firm collective aimed at tackling the underrepresentation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in the legal sector.

Clyde & Co has been recognised by Insurance Business Australia as one of 19 companies to achieve the 5-Star Excellence Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion . The awards showcase companies in the insurance sector in Australia and New Zealand with the most effective DE&I programmes that are helping to foster change.

Clyde & Co adopted The Halo Code , the UK’s first Black hair code, which protects employees who come to work with natural hair and protective hairstyles associated with their racial, ethnic, and cultural identities.

Clyde & Co is also proud to have been recognised as Highly Commended for Culture and Diversity at this year's Partnership Bulletin Awards. The award recognised key initiatives and focuses, including Responsible 60 which enables fee-earners to engage with diversity and inclusion activities and have up to 60 hours of their time count toward billable targets. Clyde & Co similarly introduced the 24-Hour Challenge for non-lawyers.

Clyde & Co are signatories of the Mindful Business Charter , joining a range of businesses and professional service firms around the world in a collective commitment to address the avoidable stresses in our working practices and to promote healthier and more effective ways of working.

Together, these affiliations and accreditations reflect our unwavering dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, where every individual is valued, supported, and given equal opportunities to thrive.

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