Environmental & Sustainability (ESG)
Environmental, Social and Governance is central to our business. We are committed to meeting our responsibilities and making a positive social impact.
Our core ESG goals are:
- To have a net positive impact on our environment
- To operate in a way that is sustainable
- To be an ethical business that proactively helps those in need
We will achieve our goals by:
- Minimising our consumption and using recyclables
- Participating in local community events and contributing to society
- Operating our business in an ethical way
We measure the success of our ESG activities at the end of each quarter and produce an annual report, that is published on our website in February each year.
We are really excited about our ESG journey and have set out below some information about the steps that we have been taking towards our goals.
We’re in the process of becoming part of The B Corp Community! B Lab is the non-profit network transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.
It’s an organisation that promotes businesses that have a purpose other than just to generate profit. Companies verified by B Corp must meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
We’re thrilled to become part of this community and network with other likeminded businesses. B Corp has provided us with the tools to shift behaviour and help balance profit with purpose.
Find out more about B Corp here.
We are proudly part of the Greener Litigation Pledge. The Greener Litigation Pledge is a commitment to action by solicitors’ firms, barristers’ chambers and other disputes professionals. It is an initiative to reduce the environmental impact of dispute resolution which aligns with our goal as a business in working towards becoming more sustainable.
The aim of the Pledge is to change the way in which dispute resolution practitioners conduct litigation, so as to reduce the carbon footprint of litigation, arbitration and adjudication disputes in line with the objective of restricting global warming to 1.5°C as set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement and to minimise air pollution in and around our courts.
We contribute to this goal by adopting the Greener Litigation guidelines when conducting litigation, analysing our use of tech to assist in the journey to Net Zero and doing everything we can to consumer less, use recyclables and lower our carbon footprint.
We are really happy to support this great idea and commit to taking steps to reduce the environmental impact of our business and support the objectives of the Greener Litigation Pledge.
Find out more about Greener Litigation here.
It is incredibly important for us as a business to use our power to make a positive change, which is why we have decided to plant a tree every time we onboard a new client. Our trees are being planted by the National Trust in areas such as Buckinghamshire, Allen Banks and Herefordshire.
We decided to implement this initiative as trees give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and open new habitats to the world’s wildlife such as the red squirrel, the hazel dormouse, the greater spotted woodpecker and other birds.
We want to empower our employees to leverage the resources at their disposal to do good. We can’t wait to see how many trees we will plant each year.