Via its Corporate Citizenship area – the second of the firm’s social ecosystem pillars – Mattos Filho carries out activities and supports initiatives that make a positive impact on society, aiming to promote human rights, diversity and inclusion, volunteering and preservation of the environment.
2019 and 2020 saw consolidation and strengthening within the area. With an expanded and fully dedicated team, in December 2019 the Corporate Citizenship area came under the wing of the Human Development directorate. This was an important step in institutionalizing diversity and inclusion guidelines in the processes for recruitment and selection, as well as for evaluating performance and development, resulting in a strengthened organizational culture that favors diversity and respect for difference.
“People management is central to Mattos Filho, as our professional service depends directly on our talents,” said the director of Human Development, Renata Maiorino. “We are constantly focused on nurturing an environment of opportunity that engages our professionals in building promising and meaningful careers,” she added.
One of the Corporate Citizenship area’s main activities involves its Diversity and Inclusion program, which aims to provide an inclusive, equal opportunity work environment that is increasingly welcoming to all professionals. The firm also seeks to inspire the legal market, clients, partners, suppliers and other companies to follow suit, thus extending its impact across society.
The Mattos Filho Diversity and Inclusion program is based on five different pillars, each of which is associated with their respective affinity groups. The 4Women and EmFamília groups are aligned with the pillar of gender equity; Mfriendly with LGBTQIAP+ rights, EmFrente with the rights of people with disabilities; Soma with the pillar of racial equity; and Lire, with religious freedom. By the end of 2020, 912 – or 65% – of the firm’s staff were actively participating in these six groups.
People management is central to Mattos Filho, as our professional service depends directly on our talents.”