Carbon reduction

A representative from our Environment Committee is on the steering committee for the Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership, a body set up to reduce Islington's carbon footprint by 40% by 2020.

We are committed to achieving this reduction in our own operations and we:

  • report our greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies via the Carbon Disclosure Project
  • take part in the UK Government's CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (formerly known as the Carbon Reduction Commitment), a mandatory emissions trading regime encompassing up to 5,000 large organisations.

In addition, a partner from our Environment Committee is the Chairman of the Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) leaders group and we are represented on its Task Force. The Alliance, which consists of senior legal figures supported by the Law Society and others, has been set up to deliver an agreed strategy to help tackle climate change. It does this by developing best practice principles and working methods for the legal sector. We report our carbon emissions to the LSA annually.