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Responsible Business

We believe in meaning in life. 

Therefore, since our establishment in 1993, responsible business is our distinctive character and integral part of what we do and how we practice and live. 

We rely on impact economy which means wiser business decisions, assess the impact of these decisions on others, and protect its interests long-term. This is how we run our business. 

In our understanding, the meaning of a “good law firm” is something further than being an internationally recognized legal solutions’ provider at high-profile and complex legal matters. 

Moreover, we take our responsibilities very seriously and care about the impact of our actions on our clients and people we interacted, profession, our local and wider communities, the environment and Çukur & Yılmaz family.

Our responsible business approach is not only an intangible commitment; it’s a transparent and accountable initiative and lifestyle by means of concrete collaborations, actions and measurable outcomes. 

We want our actions to have real social value impact and so focus our activity on empowerment and unlocking potential in the areas of Education, Children and Youth, Sustainable Environment, Healthcare, Art & Culture and Entrepreneurship

Our engagement to social responsibility takes many forms. We provide volunteers for community initiatives; give free legal advice, intellectual support and donations, develop joint projects as well as many other activities and services. Our attorneys and team members actively lead and take part in several civil society organizations. We bring the same energy and discipline to this pursuit as we do to our service to clients.

As a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary responsible business initiative, Çukur & Yılmaz is committed to doing business responsibly by aligning all practices with ten principles related to human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption and building these principles into our policies, operations and culture. 

UN’s the Sustainable Development Goals guides our environmentally conscious business and constitutes a framework for our sustainability strategy. We aim to reduce our carbon footprint by embracing new technologies and by changing the behaviour of our people. We integrate environmentally friendly options in our daily work and consider environmental aspects in our decision-making. We manage waste in an environmentally-friendly manner and limit the use of resources. 

We are one of the signatories of UN’s Women Empowerment Principles (WEP’s) and therefore, inclusion and diversity of women in business life is one of the priorities of our law firm in practice.

 We strive to make our workplaces inspiring and admired in which happy people practice in wellness and life/work balance.

We respect and aim to comply with guidelines of OECD and other international organisations’ responsible business regulations.

Main elements of our responsible business strategy and studies in Çukur & Yılmaz compromise corporate social responsibility (CSR), pro bono, ethics, sustainable environment as well as inclusion and diversity.