Sustainable development

Sustainable development

As an internationally operating law firm, we at Maiwald take our social responsibilities very seriously. Sustainable development is for us a core corporate value. We adhere to the 17 goals of the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted in 2015 (Agenda 2030). In practical terms, this means participating in numerous ecological and social projects whose aim is the protection and preservation of as wide a range of natural resources as possible. We take a similar approach to our ‘human resources’, creating the conditions to allow our employees to develop their potential to the full. We deal fairly with each other and support environmentally sustainable and socially conscious activities.

Health and well-being
We foster our employees' health by facilitating good work-life balance, and their physical health by supporting various fitness activities and – to give another example – by providing fruit and drinks at the workplace.
Advanced education and training
We offer our employees numerous training and development opportunities at the office (including seminars and language courses). In wider society, we routinely donate to various educational institutions (e.g. Stiftung Lesen, a reading initiative).
Gender equality
We place great emphasis on a balanced male/ female employee ratio from junior to management level. Equal pay is also high on our list of priorities.
Decent working conditions and economic growth
Our employees‘ family concerns are taken very much into account with flexible working hours and part-time working models, but also teamwork and task sharing.
Climate protection measures
We work exclusively with e-files, thereby drastically reducing paper consumption. We also help protect the environment by supporting bike actions and providing travel cost subsidies for those using public transport.
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Through our support for humanitarian projects, we actively work towards a better society.

Our commitment to nature begins with the Green Forest Fund, through which preserves protected areas for the long term. For each of our employees, we have planted a tree, actively contributing to the growth of our MaiWald. This project is part of our long-term dedication to sustainability and strengthens our contribution to climate protection.

We participated in the table football tournament for patent attorneys, which was held in support of the Children’s Health Foundation. The event was full of fun and competitive spirit, giving us the opportunity to make a significant contribution to promoting children’s health. We are proud of our involvement and look forward to the next tournament to do good once again!

For many years, we have been supporting the valuable work of the Stiftung Lesen through regular donations. Stiftung Lesen is passionately committed to promoting reading skills and joy in reading among children and adolescents. Through our longstanding support, we contribute to shaping the future of young readers and improving educational opportunities.