For CENTRAL LAW Corporate Social Responsibility implies taking strategic decisions to create value which may be of reference for the community.
In Central America there are many things to be done in this respect and as lawyers that advise individuals and companies in the development of their businesses we are aware of taking care of the life and environment quality that surrounds us.
Five years ago we decided to enhance our corporate social responsibility policy helping our community in education, food, clothing, housing, health, focusing on those which need most and inspiring our members at the firm about giving back.
In 2010 our office in Honduras created the program EnfocaRSE assisting different sectors through donations and pro bono work.
The program is in charge of creating and executing corporate social responsibility activities and to establish internal regulations regarding energy saving, garbage collection, and how to avoid pollution.
Regarding the pro bono work at the firm, in 2010 CENTRAL LAW offices of Costa Rica and Honduras became signatories of the Pro Bono Declaration of the Americas (PBDA), an initiative of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice of the New York City Bar and other prominent law firms from Argentina, Brasil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, México, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. In 2013 the rest of the offices at the firm, also signed the PBDA.
CENTRAL LAW has been working closely with the Vance Center in different pro bono cases involving the jurisdictions of all Central America, Panama and Dominican Republic.
CENTRAL LAW works since 2014 with Thomson Reuters’ Trust Law foundation in pro bono matters. Our firm has collaborated in Education, Development and Justice issues advising in Corporate, Labor, Banking and Intellectual Property law, among others..
CENTRAL LAW office in Honduras has been recognized by the Vance Center and Latin lawyer as a Leading Light in pro bono work making the whole firm proud of the support given to NGOS and entities without enough financial resources in their required projects.