International law firm Slaughter and May has joined eXXpedition as Silver Sponsors for our Round the World mission 2019-2021. The firm held an exhibition at their offices in July 2019, to celebrate the launch of the partnership:
As well as providing essential pro bono legal support for Round The World expedition planning, Slaughter and May will partner with a number of schools on a unique education programme. The firm aims to help inspire the next generation to be active citizens and play their part in addressing one of the greatest environmental issues of our time. The sponsorship of eXXpedition also provides a platform to evolve the conversation on issues affecting women today and stories about female empowerment and leadership through focussed client and staff events.
Jeff Twentyman, partner at Slaughter and May, said:
“We decided to support eXXpedition as it reflects, in what we hope is an imaginative way, our values and aspirations and is a brilliant long-term project to complement our responsible business strategy. We are an outward looking, internationally minded collective of diverse individuals who possess significant resources, knowledge and influence to create a substantial and positive impact beyond delivering high end legal advice to clients. We hope our support for eXXpedition will contribute to its long-term impact and to its important mission to increase knowledge about the causes and sources of ocean plastic pollution.”
Our journey around the world, through four ocean gyres and the Arctic, will contribute to important scientific studies while inspiring action to protect our ocean. Our partners are key to spreading the word and educating people about what we are doing.