At DLA Piper, we are committed to conducting our business in a way that is consistent with our values. Our Corporate Responsibility initiatives demonstrate how our values are embedded in the way we engage with our people, our clients and our communities. We concentrate our support and resources on issues where we can have the greatest positive impact. This engagement not only benefits the individuals, nonprofits and NGOs we work with, but also provides personal and professional development for our people and opportunities to strengthen our ties with the community and our clients.
Our Corporate Responsibility initiatives focus on key areas of Pro Bono, Community Engagement, Diversity and Environmental Sustainability. Our collaboration with corporate clients, academic institutions and community partners distinguishes our approach.
In each of our offices globally, we commit to corporate responsibility by dedicating our time and legal experience to projects related to education, economic empowerment and equality. Our contribution ranges from global pro bono projects in developing and post-conflict countries to partnerships benefiting local schools and charities. In 2015, DLA Piper donated 221,000 hours through our pro bono and community engagement initiatives worldwide. This makes us one of the largest providers of pro bono legal services in the world.