On January 19, 2011 17 leading companies of Ukraine have signed a Declaration on Responsible Business Partnership. Pavlenko & Poberezhnyuk Law Group became the first law firm in Ukraine to have joined the initiative. The Centre for Development of Corporate Social Responsibility under the support of the Embassy of Norway in Ukraine were the organizers of the initiative. Declaration on Responsible Business Partnership encourages businesses in Ukraine to get united in addressing the ethical, social and environmental problems. Thus, the companies-signatories undertake to give priority to work with partners and suppliers who are transparently and fairly conduct their business, to comply with human rights, including in labor relationships, adhere to standards of environmental protection, and also pledged to promote the basic principles of CSR among their business partners and suppliers.
"Pavlenko & Poberezhnyuk Law Group considers as its duty to join the Declaration on Responsible Business Partnership because we believe in sustainable development of the Ukrainian business. We are pleased to be the first law firm in the Ukrainian market, which realizes the importance of ethical standards of legal services, joined the social and economic issues, and undertakes to implement a number of strategic changes with respect to its employees and business partners. Like any company, oriented to sustainable development, we have focused our CSR strategy on the values of our target audience, namely: state, society and environment. The company provides legal advice to the government agencies on free of charge basis and invests its resources into development of the Ukrainian legislation, taking part in the elaboration of a number of draft laws. Thus, with the assistance of lawyers and partners there were developed draft laws in the sphere of mediation, banking, public-private partnership, stock market, a draft law on the single social register", - noted Klaudia Shevelyuk, Business Development Director of Pavlenko & Poberezhnyuk Law Group.