Organisations sign ADR Pledge

“Scores of household names now back this triumph of common sense” The Times (Edward Fennell) about the CPR 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge, 14 November 2013

 On Tuesday 12 November, CEDR launched with the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) of New York the CPR 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge with a reception at BP’s London Headquarters. We were delighted to announce major UK organisations Marks & Spencer, RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), Tesco, TNT Post and Virgin Media as the first 5 UK signatories of the pledge.

The pledge is a major initiative for CEDR and CPR and is intended to allow organisations to demonstrate their commitment to using ADR when appropriate in dealing with disputes.  The key wording of the Pledge is: “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 practising global, sustainable dispute management and resolution processes”.

The CPR 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge was developed by the CPR Institute of New York to reflect the changing nature of dispute resolution practice for organisations in the 21st Century.

Founding US signatories of the Pledge in January 2013, who the UK signatories join, are:

  • AAR
  • AkzoNobel
  • Amgen
  • Bechtel
  • BP
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Danaher
  • Du Pont
  • Fluor
  • FMC Technologies
  • General Electric
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • HP
  • IBM
  • International Paper
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Microsoft
  • Northeast Utilities
  • Pepsico
  • Pfizer
  • Raytheon
  • Rodan and Fields Dermatologists
  • Shell
  • Teradata
  • Walgreens
  • Xerox

We at CEDR are delighted to be the UK partner for this initiative which reflects the values we share, of using ADR as a real alternative to traditional litigation.

Find out more about the CPR 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge in the UK.

To find out more about the CPR 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge across the world on the CPR website

If your organisation is interested in signing the CPR 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge, please contact CEDR’s Director of Communications Andy Rogers at


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