Responsible and sustainable business operations

Increased sustainability for both our business operations and society as a whole.

We run our operations to increase sustainability and want to contribute to a socially, environmentally and commercially sustainable society. Our sustainability work focuses on the most relevant issues to our business and where we can have the most significant impact. Vinge's sustainability work is divided into three focus areas:

  • Advising clients
  • Internal sustainability work
  • Social responsibility

Advising clients

We believe our role is to develop our advice to support the ESG-related work of our clients, regardless of sector, and in an ever-changing environment. This means that we can contribute to broadening the perspective of our clients, using corporate law as a starting point, and working with them to find sustainable solutions as well as business and growth opportunities.

In almost all areas of activity, ESG has become increasingly important, making
sustainability aspects a natural part of the legal and commercial analysis. As part of our advice we often highlight issues related to working conditions, environment and climate, corporate governance and anti-corruption. At the same time, many ESG issues pose a significant challenge, as there is still no clear legal framework to adhere to in many areas. Read more about our advice in relation to ESG issues.

As a leading commercial law firm in dispute resolution, Vinge also has a significant role in acting as a representative and thus ensuring the right of our clients to access justice, which is an important part of upholding the rule of law.

Internal sustainability work

Internally, our sustainability work focuses on working conditions, the environment and climate, and business ethics. To maintain our position as a leading business law firm and a long-term partner to our clients, we create an excellent working environment where employees can develop according to their abilities. We want our employees to have good opportunities for development, good health, good leadership and an inclusive culture at work. All of these factors contribute to engagement. We do this while working to maintain the highest standards of business ethics, including in our supply chains, and to drive forward our own environmental and climate work.

Social responsibility

Our social responsibility involves working together in areas where our skills and expertise contribute to the growth and development of society, organisations and individuals. Our commitment to society enables us to implement our purpose in practice – creating a long-term effect for our clients, employees and society. Read more about our social responsibility here.

Vinge is a member of the UN Global Compact

Our sustainability work is based on internationally accepted standards for responsible business operations. Since 2018, Vinge has been a member of the UN Global Compact and complies with the OECD guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as well as other relevant regulatory frameworks. In addition, as part of our sustainability strategy and the provision of legal advice, we also take into account the 2030 Agenda and the UN’s 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals.

Corporate governance policies for our business – our Code of Conduct

We have taken sustainability seriously for a long while. We have set up systems in relation to issues such as gender equality, work environment, climate and the environment, and business ethics; we have also produced internal policy documents and procedures.

Alongside Vinge's leading role as an advisor on sustainability issues, it is also vital that we practice what we preach. Our Code of Conduct summarises the ethical principles which apply to all our employees. We have adopted specific policies and procedures to clarify certain aspects of the Code of Conduct.

Using the Code of Conduct as our starting point, we can ensure that our clients receive the best advice, that we create a positive working environment for our employees and that we take responsibility for our impact on the rest of society.

Vinge’s Code of Conduct

In addition to the Code of Conduct, we also work in accordance with IBA Practical Guide on Business and Human Rights for Business Lawyers and the Swedish Bar Association’s Recommendations concerning implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which are based on the guidelines issued by the IBA (International Bar Association).