Mediate First Pledge
Companies signing the 'Mediate First' Pledge agree to first explore the use of mediation to resolve disputes arising in the course of their operation, before pursuing other dispute resolution processes or court litigation.
We recognise that for many different types of disputes, mediation can offer a less expensive and more effective method of resolution than court litigation. With this in mind, we subscribe to the following statement of principle on behalf of our Company and its subsidiaries:
Should a dispute arise between our Company or our subsidiaries with other parties, we are prepared to explore the use of mediation to resolve the dispute before pursuing other dispute resolution processes or court litigation.
We further agree that the name of our Company and/or its subsidiaries may be placed on a public list of companies supporting the use of mediation to resolve disputes.