Diversity and inclusion
We rely on our people for the quality of the services that we provide. It is only when our people have the freedom to be themselves that they can reach their full potential and provide the best service to our clients. This is why we create an inspiring work environment with equal opportunities for everyone. For us, ambition is more important than background; we don't care who you are or where you come from; we only want to know where you're headed.
Social Innovation Council
Diversity and inclusion isn't about words, but rather about actions. In 2008, we established the Social Innovation Council, which sets specific targets and organises activities each year to promote diversity and inclusion within Loyens & Loeff. Since the start we have signed the Talent to the Top charter, a unique partnership between the government, the private sector and senior businesswomen and have embraced the declaration of intent for 'Diversity in the legal profession'.
We are proud to announce that in 2018 Loyens & Loeff has also become a partner of the ECHO foundation. ECHO will use their expertise to help make Loyens & Loeff the inclusive firm we want to be. The firm in which everyone, regardless of origin, religion or cultural background, will feel at home and has the equal opportunity to reach personal goals. For more information on ECHO please see below.
As a result of this collaboration we will be hosting the 2018 ECHO awards at our Amsterdam office in September 2018; the first ever Loyens & Loeff Law & Tax Award for multicultural talent will be presented on that same occasion.
Loyens & Loeff is delighted to have teamed up with Stichting (Foundation) Forward. Stichting Forward's mission is to encourage the acceptance, validation and visibility of lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender ("LGBTs") within the Dutch legal profession. With this, FORWARD aims to create a platform for the exchange of experiences and best practices in order to promote an inclusive environment for all legal professionals, regardless of sexual orientation or identity. For more information, please visit http://www.stichtingforward.nl/index-nl.aspx.
ECHO (Expertise Centre on Diversity Policy) collaborates with partners in (higher) education, the public sector and the corporate sector to strengthen diversity and inclusion within their constituent organisations. ECHO uses its experience, expertise and network to help organisations develop and implement effective and sustainable policies in these areas. It has launched a number of initiatives, such as the annual ECHO Award, the ECHO Mentoring Programme and the UCLA Study Trip. For more information, please visit http://echo-net.nl/.