Environmental & Social Sustainability
Contributing to a more Sustainable World
By driving sustainable initiatives through our own operations and by supporting our clients we are working to build a more resilient and sustainable future globally.
Sustainability is a core part of our commitment to become the world's most progressive law firm and is discussed at Board level and supported across all levels of the firm. It is important to our clients and our people that we drive sustainable growth; transform our economy; and adapt and demonstrate sustainable ways in how we operate and in the services we deliver to our clients. We embrace and look for new initiatives in managing our supply chain, reducing resource consumption and setting ambitious environmental and net zero carbon emissions reduction targets.
As a global firm it is our responsibility to advocate sustainability within our industry, communities and with our clients. We are longstanding members of the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance, Legal Sustainability Alliance and the Australian Legal Sector Alliance - inclusive movements of law firms in the UK and Australia. We are also a supporting member of the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) and its Task Forces, championed by the former Prince of Wales. Working with our peers, we look to improve the environmental sustainability of our operations and activities across the legal sector.
We actively contribute to industry initiatives including the Climate Bonds Initiative, ICMA, LMA and APLMA, the GII and the Environmental Business Network. Through these contributions we remain at the front of understanding and working with clients in how sustainability is reshaping the business ecosystem globally.
Ashurst's Sustainability goals
We established the firm's first set of Sustainability Goals in 2021 using the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework and guide. Read about Ashurst announcing Sustainability Goals. We continue to grow and evolve our goals in light of science based information.
Local Sustainability Initiatives
Across the world different teams and offices are working to support our corporate sustainability goals by reducing their energy consumption, resource use and working towards other sustainability objectives.
Find out more
Please visit our sustainability and energy transition page for more information.
Ashurst is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.