Linklaters achieves CDP Climate Change ‘Leadership’ score for fourth year running

For the fourth year in a row, Linklaters has been awarded a ‘Leadership’ score of A- for its global environment programme and carbon management efforts by the CPD Climate Change Survey, the highest score a global law firm has achieved to date.  

This retains the firm’s top position in the professional services sector where the average score is D. The Global and European regional average is C.

The CPD Climate Change Survey analyses companies based on comprehensiveness of disclosure, value chain engagement, governance, emissions reduction initiatives, awareness and management of environmental risks, in addition to, best practices associated with environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful reduction targets. Linklaters is the only global firm to have consistently disclosed firmwide greenhouse gas emissions as CDP supply chain responders since 2012.

The survey responses and results also support Linklaters’ clients Sustainable Procurement Programmes as they work in partnership to adapt to and mitigate climate change impacts as part of the supply chain.

Suzanne Roberts, Global Environment Practitioner at Linklaters, comments:

To be scored in the leadership category for the fourth-year running is a very welcome recognition of our continuous efforts to improve our environmental management, energy and carbon efficiency. We will continue to work hard to adapt to and mitigate our climate change impacts.” 



  • *CDP was formerly called Carbon Disclosure Project. CDP is an organisation based in the United Kingdom which supports companies and cities to disclose the environmental impact of major corporations. It aims to make environmental reporting and risk management a business norm, and drive disclosure, insight and action towards a sustainable economy. Ref:
  • Of the 9,600+ companies disclosing via the Climate Change Survey, 270 were awarded an A rating in 2020 including BT Group, National Grid Plc and Vodafone Group, up from 179 in 2019 and just 127 in 2018. Ref:
  • The Climate Change survey reviews companies’ approach to climate change from their strategy to action and carbon reduction performance.