Farrer & Co is an independent law firm with a rich history
The Digital Economy is changing the landscape of business. Read more to find out how we work alongside our clients to help them thrive in these fast moving times.
Placemaking: A patient approach to creating communities
What are modern, successful Community Developments and what can we learn from them as we seek to create better places?
Mental capacity: the interplay between the law and medicine
We discuss the interplay between the law and medicine, and look at common pitfalls to avoid when undertaking mental capacity assessments.
Talkin bout my (next) generation
We outline the tools and structures available for the next generation to empower them to become a sustainable wealth owners.
The balance of experience and innovation, of in-depth knowledge and fresh thinking, of insight and vision makes us who we are. But it does not end there: our commitment is full focus on client service and matching solutions to our clients' needs.
In line with our business values, we are committed to looking at ways our business can improve its sustainability performance. In 2018 we partnered with Planet First, the custodian of the Planet Mark, a sustainability certification delivered in partnership with the Eden Project.
Since partnering with Planet First we have achieved The Planet Mark certification in May 2019 and May 2020, and now again in May 2021. We are recognised to be fully committed to reducing our carbon footprint by at least five per cent per annum.
For our most recent certification year, 1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021, we reduced our total emissions by 53%. This level of reduction was possible thanks to our successful transition to home working practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased that the reduction of our carbon footprint by over half has placed us in the top 13% of companies that achieved the certification this year.
The Planet Mark certification provides assurance of:
- Commitment to continuous improvement in environmental, social and economic performance.
- Measuring and reducing our carbon footprint on an annual basis.
- Engaging with our employees on environmental issues and with a global community rainforest project (Cool Earth) that aims to halt deforestation.
The future of offices: Angy Benitz, Savills Investment Management
In the last of our three-part podcast series, Mark Gauguier, Head of our Commercial Property team talks to Angy Benitz, Fund Manager of the Charities Property Fund and portfolio manager at Savills Investment Management, on his views on the future of offices.