Squire Patton Boggs Launches UK ESG Strategy, Commits to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions by 2035

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    Squire Patton Boggs has today announced its Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, which includes a commitment to reduce its carbon emissions to net zero by 2035.

    European managing partner Jonathan Jones commented, “ESG is a priority for clients and for us.  Our strategy, grounded in the UN sustainable development goals, seeks to build ESG into the culture of our firm, holding us accountable and ensuring we play our part in delivering a sustainable future.”

    The firm’s ESG strategy includes:

    Environmental

    • Reducing emissions by 70% by 2030, and to be net zero by 2035
    • Introducing carbon literacy training
    • Achieving environmental management system certification ISO14001

    Social

    • Achieving a 50% incremental increase of pro bono work each year
    • Achieving the firm’s announced diversity targets
    • Disadvantaged students to receive 75% of internship and work experience opportunities

    Governance

    • Introduction of a full supplier audit
    • Introduction of ESG training and environmental management training across the firm.

    The firm’s ESG manager, Dr. Thomas Hancocks, added: “This strategy represents our commitment to embed ESG by driving measurable change within our firm, and also to benefit the communities and clients we serve.

    “The strategy aligns with our DEI, charitable and social mobility initiatives. It also builds upon our work with specialist organisations, such as the Legal Sustainability Alliance, Science-Based Targets initiative and Social Mobility Foundation amongst others, helping us set priorities, develop our goals and, importantly, to record and report our progress.”

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