Corporate Responsibility

For an inclusive, green and prosperous world.

Sustainability in everything we do

Sustainability and taking care of each other is embedded in Fondia’s organizational culture. It is how we treat each other and our customers, our society, and our stakeholders and how we foster economic performance now and in the future. We are committed to conducting our business in a responsible and sustainable way and we expect the same commitment from our suppliers.

As part of Fondia's corporate social responsibility, we offer free legal assistance to our pro bono partners in all Fondia countries. We also carry out various collaborative projects, such as supporting young artists through a joint art exhibition. We act environmentally friendly and require our business partners to be environmentally friendly in their products and services.

Fondia's pro bono work

We provide free legal advice to our pro bono partners in accordance with their strategy and our areas of expertise. We strive for long-term cooperation in our pro bono work to support our partners in the best possible way. We carry out pro bono work in all Fondia countries and select our partners based on suggestions from our staff and the matters they care about.

The focus of our pro bono partnerships is supporting in creating an inclusive and safe society or promoting nature conservation in the Baltic Sea region. Our current pro bono work is focused on humanitarian work, preventing exclusion, helping children and young people, and supporting young entrepreneurs.

Below are presented our current pro bono partners in Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Lithuania.  

Finn Church Aid

Church Aid is Finland’s largest development cooperation organization. FCA was originally founded in 1947 to coordinate international aid to Finland from the United States and Sweden after World War II. Finland turned into a provider of assistance in the 1960s, and FCA has grown ever since. FCA was a part of the Church of Finland’s international department until 1995 when FCA became an independent foundation. Their mission is “action for human dignity”. Photo: Finn Church Aid

We Foundation

We Foundation (Me-säätiö) was founded in Finland in 2015 to decrease societal inequality and social marginalization of children and their families. Their goal is to help offering all children equal chances for a good life, no matter what’s their family background or starting point. One of the most recent activities include initiating a football team for children.

Wave Ventures

Wave Ventures is Europe’s largest student-run VC helping the most exceptional Nordic Gen Z founders to change the world by backing them earlier than anyone else.

Norrtulls Sportklubb

Norrtulls Sportklubb is a sports club located in Vasastan, a central suburb in Stockholm, Sweden. They encourage all immigrant children living in Vasastan area to join their sports teams to integrate into Swedish society through play & fun. Each new player receives a starting kit of training clothes and many players also have a sponsor family to support the child in their sport. In 2018, the integration project was awarded both the Nelson Mandela Prize and the Mitt i Vasastan Prize "My Local Hero 2018".

Norrtulls sportklubb

MTÜ Peaasjad

MTÜ Peaasjad is dedicated to mental health promotion, problem prevention, early intervention and stigma reduction in our society by providing mental health information, counselling and science-based mental health training for a variety of target groups. 

Nendre preschool

Nendre is a nonprofit preschool and a day centre for schoolchildren in Vilnius, Lithuania. It offers affordable quality childcare for several families enabling a balanced life.

red wooden house with garden

Promoting arts

Fondia encourages young artists to succeed. Our Helsinki office offers wall space for the Academy of Fine Arts' changing student exhibitions, and interested buyers are provided with contact information for the artists. At the same time, the visual art gallery brings joy to both staff and customers. You are welcome to come and visit the exhibition!


Naturally we also take responsibility for the environment. We pay attention to key environmental areas and promote concrete measures related to them both at the company level and within our employees. Our Helsinki office is located in a LEED-certified building where special attention is paid in energy efficiency, location and water consumption. In the future, Fondia will take increasingly ambitious direction in its own responsibility work including reducing its own carbon footprint.  

We are proud of the environmental credentials we have already achieved, and promote low paper use, recycling, waste sorting, public transport, local and organic food in all our operations. Many of us also apply these principles at home. As well as being environmentally friendly ourselves, we also expect our business partners to be environmentally friendly in their products and services. Typically, the biggest environmental impacts of law firms come from paper and electricity consumption and carbon dioxide emissions from travel. We are committed to significantly reducing these impacts over the next three years. In addition, we encourage all our employees sort their office waste daily and almost all the office waste we generate can be recycled or used to generate energy.

Fondia has been certified as a Nasdaq ESG Transparency Partner, receiving a complimentary badge. This certification is used to signal engagement in market transparency and in raising environmental standards.

Fondia’s experts help you to manage sustainability risks and business opportunities

Fondia's lawyers closely follow the legal development concerning sustainability issues related to business law and help every customer stay one step ahead.

In addition to knowledge of sustainability issues, our lawyers have solid experience in business law, a strong business focus and a proactive approach. We assist in all aspects of sustainability: human rights, labour, environment and business ethics including anti-corruption. Our lawyers translate the sustainability requirements into concrete advice for your company, regardless of its size and industry, and help you manage sustainability risks and business opportunities.

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