ETERNA LAW is pleased to share that the firm has signed the UN Global Compact Memorandum on Joint Anti-Corruption Actions in Ukraine and has become the first and so far the only law firm in Ukraine to join the initiative.
By joining the UN Global Compact network, ETERNA LAW has reaffirmed its commitment to respect the Ten Principles of the Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. Thus, having signed the Memorandum, the firm has once again confirmed its zero tolerance to any manifestations of corruption.
In accordance with the Memorandum, ETERNA LAW has undertaken to:
- Introduce the world’s best practices to ensure equal rights for employees regardless of their gender, religion, and race;
- Contribute to the fight against any forms of corruption in the country;
- Contribute to improving the quality of legal education.
ETERNA LAW’s Managing Partner of and the signatory of the Memorandum from the firm Andrey Astapov comments: “Unfortunately, corruption has been an actual problem for Ukraine throughout the history of our state. Luckily, recently, more and more initiatives, programs, and organisations aimed at effective combating corruption in the country have occurred. It is a great honour for us not only to join the initiative but also to become the first law firm in Ukraine to have signed the UN Global Compact Memorandum on Joint Anti-Corruption Actions in Ukraine. I am confident that the initiative will contribute to the development of the economy, business, and society and will also guarantee the increase of the country’s investment attractiveness.”
Executive Director of the Global Compact Network Ukraine Tatiana Sakharuk emphasises the importance of this event in increasing the integrity of the Ukrainian legal community: “Experts of the ETERNA LAW firm are actively involved in the development of a video course on anti-corruption for small and medium-sized businesses handled by the UNGC in Ukraine. Therefore, the signing of the Memorandum is a consistent step for the company, which is an important participant in the anti-corruption movement of the Ukrainian business. We value the conscientious position of each company that promotes the initiative of doing honest business in Ukraine, declares this and becomes an example for dozens of other companies.”