We contribute to economic, social and environmental progress.

We have joined the UN Global Compact and have embraced the Sustainable Development Goals.

We offer a challenging and dynamic workplace, encourage healthy working habits through the humanum health-promotion programme and ClubUM organises cultural, sporting, leisure and charity team-building activities.

Equality

We are determined to eliminate gender-based barriers and achieve equal treatment and opportunities for men and women at Uría Menéndez. We organise awareness-raising and training activities as part of our Equality Plan, and have specific policies in place to improve work-life balance.

Diversity

We are especially proud of the diversity at the firm. We have lawyers of 25 nationalities, who speak 15  languages and span three generations. We have joined the #CEOPorLaDiversidad alliance and signed the Spanish diversity charter.

The LGBTI & Allies Desk promotes an inclusive workplace where everyone can achieve their goals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Uría Menéndez was twice recognised for its good practices in promoting diversity at the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards that took place in Amsterdam in 2019.

We collaborate with entities that help people with disabilities find work and assist Uría Menéndez personnel with family members who have disabilities to achieve their full integration in society and the workplace through our Family Plan.

We are very conscious of our ecological footprint and the pressing need to minimise it.

We are working hard to reduce our carbon emissions by implementing measures to achieve a more efficient use of natural resources and running campaigns to raise awareness about environmental issues in our offices. We promote initiatives to lessen our impact on the environment, such as eliminating single-use plastic, recycling refuse and reducing paper usage.

In 2020, we have set ourselves the UMForest Challenge to reduce our paper usage. For every 10 kilos of paper we save from 1 December 2019 to 1 December 2020, Uría Menéndez will plant a tree in the Sierra de Gredos or the Montgrí Massif.

To promote sustainable transport, we have installed electric vehicle charge points in our Madrid offices and bike racks in Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon.