We underpin our ability to deliver excellent client service and create a working environment where talented people can succeed. We are ambitious for our clients and ourselves but we understand the importance of making a positive impact on the community at large.
These Principles guide us in our endeavor to build Bankim Mehta & Associates in parlance with global standards and mark our existence into a major force in the global legal marketplace. They are embedded into the operations of our business as well as our underlying culture.
We believe and practice within our firm by buying energy from renewable sources where available, reducing paper consumption and recycling of general waste and of office paper waste.
Bankim Mehta & Associates is striving hard for its overarching vision is to become both the leader of the emerging elite group of international legal service provider and to be regarded as one of the world's leading professional services organisations. But to achieve these twin ambitions means tackling a third : to be the legal firm whose corporate responsibility (CR) activities are most closely aligned with the way it does business.
This is not just about doing the right thing, though that is important to us, too.
The advantages this brings are clear. We will be able to attract and retain the best people. We will all develop as individuals through expanding our horizons beyond our commercial role. We will foster even closer and more trusting relationships with our clients – especially when we undertake joint CR activities. And we can make a real difference to the lives of people less fortunate than ourselves.
Our CR strategy is underpinned by our Principles and has three main strands – people, community and the environment. Our people strategy looks inwardly at our responsibilities to our employees, particularly with regard to the critical themes of development and diversity.
Our community strategy embraces not only our charitable and volunteering initiatives but also our pro bono activity. Three themes lie at its heart - increasing access to justice, access to finance and access to education.
Our Principles are a fundamental part of who we are: they reflect the principles by which we conduct ourselves, shaping what we do and how we do it. They are also real and reflect the ethos of our firm: