Linklaters recognised for commitment to sustainability
A new report by The Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) - a collaborative network for the UK’s leading law firms, has named Linklaters as one of the top firms to have taken consistent action in reducing the firm’s carbon footprint.
The LSA’s 10th Anniversary Report celebrates both carbon and cost savings that have been made because of sustained and collective action by the LSA’s 120 members. The report shows an average reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 15% per person across member firms with an average cost saving of £130 per employee for electricity emissions. Linklaters has reported since reporting began 10 years ago.
Since 2010, Linklaters have made huge progress in the sustainability space. Emissions from electricity have reduced by 35%, and 65% of its electricity is sourced from renewable supplies. Last year, over 30 clients asked how the firm manages environmental sustainability and Linklaters is the only global firm that reports a global footprint to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), as requested by clients.
Linklaters hosted the launch of the report, which provides a review of the last decade and highlights the successes of its members. Linklaters Head of Corporate Responsibility, Matt Sparkes, commented: “If every firm were to aspire to the same performance as the LSA membership has achieved in the past decade, the collective impact would be astonishing. Now more than ever, it is incumbent upon firms like Linklaters to help the legal profession effect the changes that we all agree remain so desperately important.”
This follow the announcement last week that Linklaters has achieved carbon neutral status for 2016/17 offsetting the unavoidable carbon emissions resulting from our operations by buying into the cookstove project in Ghana.