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.
Read our certification story here.
© Farrer & Co LLP, August 2021