21st Century Pledge

In 2012, CPR released the 21st Century Pledge© committing companies to a more, systemic approach to dispute resolution that emphasized the development of processes and resources to better institutionalize ADR. Importantly, the signatories to this pledge committed to doing this unilaterally – pledging to seek ways to avoid litigation regardless of whether the opposing party has done so as well.

Pledge text:
"Our company pledges to commit its resources to manage and resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation and other ADR processes when appropriate, with a view to establishing and practicing global, sustainable dispute management and resolution processes."


Founding Signatories

AAR Corp.
AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc.
Akzo Nobel N.V.
Amgen Inc.
Baker & McKenzie
Bechtel Group, Inc.
Bird & Bird
Danaher Corporation
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Edison Spa
Emerson Electric Company
Eversource Energy
Fluor Corporation
FMC Technologies, Inc.
General Electric Company
Gibbons, P.C.
Goodwin Procter LLP
Hewlett-Packard Company
IBM Corporation
International Paper Company
Johnson & Johnson
Marks & Spencer
Microsoft Corporation
Mastercard, Inc.
Milliken & Company
PepsiCo, Inc.

* The first 50 signatories are the founding signatories

Pfizer Inc.
Raytheon Company
RICS (Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors)
Rodan + Fields, LLC
Royal Dutch Shell
Samaniego Law
Teradata Corporation
TNT Post
United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
Virgin Media
Walgreen Company
Xerox Corporation

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