Communication on Progress

Participant
Published
  • 2016/02/01
Time period
  • January 2015  –  December 2015
Format
  • Stand alone document – Basic COP Template
Differentiation Level
  • This COP qualifies for the Global Compact Active level
Self-assessment
  • Includes a CEO statement of continued support for the UN Global Compact and its ten principles
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Human Rights
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Labour
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Environment
  • Description of actions or relevant policies related to Anti-Corruption
  • Includes a measurement of outcomes
 
  • Statement of continued support by the Chief Executive Officer
  • Statement of the company's chief executive (CEO or equivalent) expressing continued support for the Global Compact and renewing the company's ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.

  • Statement of continued support

    February 1, 2016

    To our stakeholders:

    I am pleased to confirm that Soliman, Hashish & Partners reaffirms its support of the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption.

    In this annual Communication on Progress, we describe our actions to continually improve the integration of the Global Compact and its principles into our business strategy, culture and daily operations. We also commit to share this information with our stakeholders using our primary channels of communication.

    Sincerely yours,

    Mohamed Hashish
    
Partner

Human Rights
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of human rights for the company (i.e. human rights risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on Human Rights.

  • As a part of our commitment to the UNGC, our firm requires, as a part of our engagement agreement, our clients to adhere to the UNGC principles. Furthermore, our law firm contributed/continue to contribute to a number of the World Bank's projects assessing Human Rights related risks, such as Women, Business and the Law.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement Human Rights policies, address Human Rights risks and respond to Human Rights violations.

  • We always make sure that our legal advice to the clients covers all principles related to Human Rights. We are all equal at the firm starting from the partners until the associates and all admin staff sharing the value of each one at the firm and that's why we always arrange for team meetings involving all members of the firm to exchange ideas and any issues that might raise any concerns related to Human Rights.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • We have an online system that even can be used to report, on a anonymously basis, any concern related to Human Rights, which can monitor any violations of Human Rights

Labour
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of labour rights for the company (i.e. labour rights-related risks and opportunities). Description of written policies, public commitments and company goals on labour rights.

  • In general, our firm's business, as a law firm, always advise the clients on how to comply with the regulations and policies that are applicable in Egypt including, inter alia, ILO Core Conventions.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions taken by the company to implement labour policies, address labour risks and respond to labour violations.

  • Adopted a clause in our engagement letter that requires our clients to comply with the labour policies and regulations.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates performance.

  • We always have regular meeting to review our internal policies to make sure that there is no violations of the labour law, regulations and principles.

Environment
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of environmental protection for the company (i.e. environmental risks and opportunities). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on environmental protection.

  • We adopted a clause that make our clients committed to environmental protection.

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement environmental policies, address environmental risks and respond to environmental incidents.

  • For example, we always have a statement in our email signatures that encourage the clients to consider environment before printing out any documents.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates environmental performance.

  • No answer provided.
Anti-Corruption
  • Assessment, policy and goals
  • Description of the relevance of anti-corruption for the company (i.e. anti-corruption risk-assessment). Description of policies, public commitments and company goals on anti-corruption.

  • We adopted a clause that make our clients committed to work against all forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery

  • Implementation
  • Description of concrete actions to implement anti-corruption policies, address anti-corruption risks and respond to incidents.

  • We as a law firm dealing with governmental entities on a daily basis, we have a policy whereby no one at the firm can be involved in any forms of corruption, including extortion and bribery, otherwise we have a very strict role whereby the person being involved in any form of corruption shall be fired.

  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Description of how the company monitors and evaluates anti-corruption performance.

  • We monitor the compliance with the anti-corruption policies on a daily basis, each partner is responsible for montinroing his/her team.