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BritChamber Shanghai awards JunHe the “ESG Legal Service Provider of the Year”


On October 27, 2022, the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai (“BritChamber Shanghai”) held their 2022 ESG China Awards at The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan.  JunHe was the only winner from the legal service sector and was awarded the “ESG Legal Service Provider of the Year.” Organized by BritChamber Shanghai, the inaugural ESG China Awards program received more than 100 applications from a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, education, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, energy and resources, infrastructure, finance, law and e-commerce. The winners were selected from finalists in 12 different categories.

JunHe has always been committed to corporate and socially responsible ideals of “Green Coexistence, Openness and Inclusiveness, Integrity and Dedication, Harmony and Friendliness” . A pioneer of environmental, social and governance (ESG) legal practices in China, JunHe has promoted ESG concepts in a comprehensive and solid way and has actively taken part in domestic and foreign ESG legal service markets and applied ESG concepts in to its daily operations. JunHe has integrated its internal resources and interconnects its twelve offices around the world. The company promotes the real-time sharing of resources and information and has a collaborative and efficient work style thanks to its internal collaboration platform, 3E, unified communication and other office systems. JunHe has become a world-renowned comprehensive commercial law firm. It has excellent comprehensive legal service capabilities and advantages in thoroughly integrated management systems, and insight into international hot issues concerning ESG. JunHe has a full understanding of domestic policies and legal systems. It integrates its experience in ESG/EHS compliance, green and low-carbon and green finance fields with its practice in other industries to meet the diversified needs of its clients. 

JunHe continuously undertakes and innovates its ESG practices and explores new models for integrating ESG concepts with the legal community. In August 2022, JunHe and the Beijing Green Foundation jointly launched the “Green Beijing Special Fund for Carbon Neutrality”, which is the first special fund for carbon neutrality to be sponsored by a Chinese law firm. By taking the lead, JunHe hopes to encourage more peers in the legal profession to devote themselves to carbon emissions reduction. On August 30, 2022, the China Quality Certification Center issued a Certificate of Carbon Neutrality to JunHe’s Chengdu office in accordance with carbon neutral verification procedures. JunHe thus became the first zero-carbon law firm in China to be certified by an authoritative certification body after the “Dual Carbon Goals” were announced. In 2022, JunHe was granted the “Best ESG Law Firm Award” by CLECSS in recognition of its continuous efforts in creating new management concepts and new requirements in the ESG field. It also recognized the firms insight into international hot issues concerning ESG and its accurate understanding of domestic policies and legal systems.

JunHe is honored to be recognized by BritChamber Shanghai and will strive to protect green ecological civilization and create a low-carbon future.

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.
As the first carbon neutrality fund sponsored by a law firm in China, the BAF Carbon Neutrality Special Fund was jointly established by JunHe and the Beijing Afforestation Foundation (BAF) to promote carbon neutral initiatives, and encourage social collaboration based on the public fundraising platform to mobilize engagement in public welfare campaigns.