Committed to being responsible and sustainable.

At Al Tamimi & Company, being a responsible business goes far beyond words on a page. Words mean nothing if they are not backed up by action. That is why we judge ourselves only on what we do and the impact we have.

We act responsibly and set high standards. This starts with safeguarding the environment through action. We are ethical in the way we engage with our communities and stakeholders. And finally, we are accountable and transparent in how we operate and are governed as a business.

We are taking positive action: from our approach to recycling, energy consumption, travel and waste disposal to pro bono and community projects.

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At Al Tamimi & Company, we align our responsible business practices with the United Nations Development Goals (SDGs), which define global priorities and aspirations for 2030 to contribute to global sustainability and social progress. We commit to minimize the potential negative impact of our choices and in parallel increase our positive impact towards society. In doing so, we focus on SDGs 4,5,13,16 and 17. Additionally, we have an impact on the other SDGs through our actions and plans.

Quality education is fundamental to sustainable development, we commit to creating a proactive and inclusive approach to people development and work to foster and support a more diverse workforce.

Securing gender equality rights in every aspect of life is essential to achieving a just and sustainable world. We commit to prevent gender-based discrimination in the workplace through our non-discrimination policy based on the principle of zero tolerance. Additionally, we provide pro bono legal service to civil society organisations dedicated to gender equality and rights.

We are committed to making our operations more sustainable. In our client and pro bono work, climate action is one of our core areas. We commit to actively tackle climate change by advising our clients to develop effective climate change policies, as well as leveraging our legal expertise to advise on the mitigation and adaptation strategies being developed internationally.

As a law firm, contributing to access to justice for all is at the heart of what we do. It is also a key focus in our responsible business and pro bono work.

As professionals that are well-versed in helping their clients negotiate different interests, we seize opportunities to join strategic partnerships that promote sustainable development, such as through pro bono projects delivered in collaboration with development organisations, other law firms and public sector organisations.

The ESG imperative: Turning words into action

SDGs though being more thematic than corporate centric, can help in aligning sector and company specific ESG factors with broader societal and environmental goals. SDGs were formulated to bring a global consensus on pressing and pervasive social and environmental challenge. Through mapping of SDGs to their existing ESG considerations, ensuring a focus on People, Planet and Prosperity and Peace, which in turn leads to sustainable development, sustainable practices and long-term value creation.


We strive to align our responsible business practices with the relevant UNSDGs:

  1. Pro Bono Legal Services: Aligns with SDG 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions) . It promotes access to justice and strengthens legal institutions.
  2. Promotion of Human Rights and Equality: This compliments SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) as it advocates for equal rights and opportunities for all individuals.
  3. Environmental Sustainability: This focuses on SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and SDG 13 (Climate Action) as it emphases on reducing the firm’s environmental impact and contributing to climate change mitigation.
  4. Responsible Procurement: This lines up against SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) as it encourages sustainable and ethical procurement practices.
  5. Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: This aligns with SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) as it promotes diversity and equal opportunities within the workplace.
  6. Community Engagement and Social Impact: This is parallel to SDG 1 (No Poverty) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) as it supports community development and empowerment of marginalized groups.
  7. Supporting Sustainable Business Practices: This sits alongside SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) as it encourages sustainable practices within the business sector.
  8. Advocacy for Policy Changes: This factors in SDG 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions) as it contributes to the development of fair and just legal systems and policies.
  9. Ethical Corporate Governance: This reflects SDG 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions) as it promotes good governance and accountability within the organization.
  10. Transparency and Reporting: This is associated with SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals) as it fosters transparency and accountability in the firm’s efforts towards the SDGs.
  11. Promoting Access to Justice: This works on SDG 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions) as it aims to improve access to justice for all individuals.

Our mapping helps communicate our impact to stakeholders and clients who are interested in supporting sustainable and socially responsible legal services.

Our objectives


To drive collective action for a greener future and reduce our environmental impact and carbon footprint. We will involve our people, suppliers and clients and reduce our consumption of non-renewable materials.


We will give back to the communities we operate in through charitable donations and philanthropy. Our social programmes will drive transformation and deliver impact, as well as giving our people a chance to get involved.


We commit to transparency and will ensure our people are invested in their workplace. We will align our approach with international standards for social responsibility, human rights and anti-corruption.