We recognise that climate change is, and will remain for decades to come, one of the biggest challenges facing society and the world at large. As such, we have a duty to drive positive change: not only by taking our own environmental responsibility seriously by conducting our business in a conscientious and sustainable way but also by encouraging environmental transformation in the legal industry together with our clients and peers.
Together with Greenly, we have been working to collect data on the firm’s energy consumption, energy source, paper use, waste production, waste disposal, water use, transport, business travel and more and will shortly use that data to conduct our first carbon footprint calculation. Greenly’s platform will allow us to hone and improve our data over time, providing a real-time snapshot of and feedback on our efforts to drive change. Greenly will also provide training that will allow us to further educate ourselves on the rapidly evolving landscape of carbon calculation, regulation and the science behind it all.
This work is being spearheaded by the Environment Group, led by Rekha Rogers. The partnership with Greenly aligns with our commitment to the Greener Litigation Pledge and the Campaign for Greener Arbitration and will be a critical step in our journey to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025.
Rekha Rogers, Associate and Environment lead commented: “We are well on our way to becoming carbon neutral by 2025, but in order to ensure we are making the greatest progress it is essential we understand where we are, so we can know where we need to go. Together with Greenly, we will work to capitalise on our unique position to embed and entrench sustainable business practices and will solidify our ability drive positive change across the firm and the sector.”