‘Sustainability’ could have been one of many outstanding buzzwords of 2020 however which regulation corporations would David Attenborough be pleased with?

The way in which by which companies function has come below main scrutiny in recent times as the specter of local weather change has turn out to be ever-more urgent. With the federal government’s goal to succeed in net-zero by 2050, we appeared to see which corporations are on observe to assembly this goal (and even beating it!)

We put the query ‘How eco-friendly is your agency?’ to trainees and junior attorneys from almost 100 of the nation’s main company regulation corporations, as a part of our annual Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey. Respondents then rated their locations of labor on a scale of 1 to 10 — with one being ‘By no means eco-friendly’ and ten being ‘Very eco-friendly’.

We now have tallied up the outcomes and beneath is the shortlist, listed alphabetically, of the highest eco-warriors of the authorized world 2020-21:

Burges Salmon
Clifford Chance
Hogan Lovells
Norton Rose Fulbright
Osborne Clarke
Pinsent Masons
Reed Smith
Taylor Wessing
Travers Smith
Weil Gotshal & Manges

The 2021 Firms Most List – featuring the Legal Cheek Survey results in full

As a part of the survey, we gave the rookies themselves a possibility to present a better perception into the environmental efforts of their corporations by submitting nameless feedback. Listed here are a choose few from a number of the corporations listed above:

How eco-friendly is your agency?

“Hit our eco targets early. There’s a drive to be paperless, or at the very least paper-light and issues equivalent to lights are sensor associated so flip off when nobody is round to wish them.”

“The agency has an ideal deal with internet zero and renewable power together with within the design of our workplace area. Eradicating single use cups from the espresso counter has been an ideal success and we continuously search for methods to cut back our influence on the setting.”

“There are numerous eco-friendly initiatives, together with no plastic cutlery/crockery, a beehive and recycling stations positioned throughout the workplace. There may be even a vegetable patch the place previous tea luggage and low beans are composted.”

“Our agency is pro-actively attempting to turn out to be extra environmentally pleasant ever 12 months.”

“The agency makes an actual effort relating to recycling. I feel over 90% of waste is recycled.”

“The workplace canteen (pre-covid) had transitioned away from all single use plastics. There was a extremely huge push from everybody to print much less and be extra eco-friendly.”

“There’s a proactive shift in the direction of being extra sustainable and eco-friendly inside the agency.”

The profitable regulation agency in every class will likely be introduced at The Legal Cheek Awards 2021, sponsored by BARBRI, on Thursday 25 March 2021.

The 2021 Firms Most List – featuring the Legal Cheek Survey results in full