McDermott Commits to Mindful Business Charter to Foster Better Working Practices for Mental Health and Wellbeing - McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Commits to Mindful Business Charter to Foster Better Working Practices for Mental Health and Wellbeing


McDermott Will & Emery has signed the Mindful Business Charter, joining a wide range of businesses and professional service firms around the world in a collective commitment to address the avoidable stresses in our working practices, and to promote healthier and more effective ways of working. The Charter, originally launched in 2018, brings organisations together to reach a shared agenda for mental health and wellbeing.

At an event marking World Mental Health Day, McDermott pledged its commitment to abide by a set of principles centred on openness and respect for each other, improved communication, respect for working hours and considerate delegation of tasks.

About the Mindful Business Chapter

The Mindful Business Charter provides organisations and individuals with the framework, permission and challenge to dare to be different and to work together across the business community to rehumanise the workplace. It is focused on creating an open and respectful culture, shaped as far as possible to eliminate unnecessary stress so that we can work both more effectively and more healthily.

Hamid Yunis, McDermott’s London Managing partner, said:
“Joining The Mindful Business Chapter is yet another step in McDermott’s continued mission to provide a happy and productive workplace for our people. For several years now, we’ve been consistently implementing new initiatives, on a global and local level, aimed at improving our staff’s well-being and at bringing out the happiness factor which is at the core of our values as a firm. We are thrilled to be able to publicly reinforce this commitment by aligning ourselves with The MBC and its supporting organisations.”

Richard Martin, CEO of The Mindful Business Charter, said:
“I am thrilled to be formally welcoming McDermott to The Mindful Business Charter.
At its heart MBC is a community of employers coming together to share ideas, learning and challenges, knowing that together we will make so much more of a difference than if we were working alone. McDermott have already shown that we will learn from them as much as they will learn from us. Change takes time but by making small and deliberate steps on a consistent basis we can achieve great change.”

The MBC has the support of mental health charity Mind, the City Mental Health Alliance, the International Bar Association, the Law Societies of England and Wales and of Scotland and Singapore, LawCare, the Solicitors Regulatory Authority and the Lord Mayor of London’s Appeal. Further information on the Mindful Business Charter can be found at

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