ESG Policy

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)’s ESG Policy

At Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM), we are determined to facilitate a safe work environment that prioritises the well-being of our employees. We recognise the importance of responsibility through our commitment to fostering a workplace that reflects our dedication to environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and strong governance practices. We strive to uphold these principles in all aspects of our business.

This ESG policy outlines our commitment to these principles and serves as a framework for integrating them into our operations and decision-making processes, though we recognize that this is an iterative process and as such, it is constantly under review in order to encourage consistent improvements over time.

1.Environmental Responsibility

We are committed to reducing carbon emissions and minimising our environmental footprint through promoting sustainable practices. We actively:

a. Encourage the use of public transportation among our employees.

b. Implement a policy that reduces energy consumption, waste generation, and water usage within our office.

c. Regularly communicate our environmental objectives, progress, and challenges to stakeholders.

d. Represent environmental and renewable companies internationally, and with our expertise, keep up to date with rules and regulations on environmental policy.

2. Social Responsibility

We acknowledge the importance of social responsibility in our firm as it is an integral part of our values and mission. We:

  • Engage actively in Pro Bono initiatives by leveraging our legal expertise to promote social equity.
  • Monitor the implementation of our equality policies in order to ensure any concerns are addressed and resolved as quickly and fairly as possible.
  • Promote women by:

a. Maintaining a dedicated women’s forum to strengthen the advancement and growth of women in the field of law;

b. Participating actively in the “Advocating for Change Forum”, a community that promotes gender balance for female partners from leading law firms in Israel; and

c. Taking part of a partnership program by ‘Codex’ and ‘Supersonas’, uniquely focused on training woman lawyers for senior management positions in the legal industry.

d. Uphold a workplace that celebrates diversity with no tolerance of intimidation, bullying, or harassment.

e. Collaborate with Israeli non-profit organization ‘LBGTech’ to cultivate an inclusive environment that is respectful of all identities and backgrounds.

f. Emphasise the importance of a work-life balance that supports the well-being of our employees.

3. Governance

We are committed to maintaining strong corporate governance practices that promote transparency, accountability, and ethical behaviour. We:

  • Maintain governance practices to uphold integrity and compliance.
  • Regularly update risk management systems.
  • Ensure a workplace environment in which personal bias does not interfere.

4. Implementation and Review

This ESG policy is communicated to all employees, stakeholders, and made publicly available on our website. We integrate ESG considerations into our strategic planning, decision-making processes, and performance evaluations. This policy is reviewed periodically to ensure its relevance and effectiveness.

By adhering to this ESG policy, we aim to create long-term value for our stakeholders, contribute to a sustainable future, and be responsible corporate citizens.