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Responsible business practice

We are a values-driven organization and aspire to meet the highest professional, legal, and ethical standards.
Responsible business practices

We support the rights of employees, consistent with local laws, to freely associate and to take part in collective-bargaining processes if they choose to do so.

We aspire to meet the highest professional, legal, and ethical standards. To this end, we expressly prohibit any form of bribe, kickback, or any other offer of pecuniary value, or political contribution to any public official or private-sector employee, to cause that official or employee to act or refrain from acting in connection with the operation of McKinsey or to obtain a competitive advantage.

We have strict policies and professional standards that apply to every member of the firm. Any potential breach of these ethical standards is subject to comprehensive investigation, with appropriate action taken.

Our policies on employees’ health and safety adhere to the highest standards, and we provide appropriate training to all our staff.

Our Ombud program is available to help firm members with a variety of issues, including managing interpersonal or inter-team conflicts; questions about firm values, ethics, and professional conduct; and work/life balance concerns.

Beyond our own firm, we take seriously our commitment to assist organizations and grass-roots initiatives that promote human rights and tackle forced-labor and child-labor practices. We provide expertise and support to a wide range of philanthropic, civic, and cultural organizations that work on these issues, and have partnered closely with nongovernmental organizations at both a global and local level through diverse pro bono activities and memberships.


Environmental sustainability

Our offices take steps to reduce the impact of our operations on the natural environment.