We insist on a responsible use of natural resources. While we may not manage to change everything overnight, we are continuously striving towards greater environmental awareness and sustainability. We are aware of the environmentally harmful and climatic impact of our work and introduce measures whenever we see scope for ecologically sensible ways of improvement.
We believe in the climate protection goals defined in the Paris Climate Agreement signed on 12 December 2015 and do everything we can to reduce emissions. The largest carbon footprint is left by our business trips. In order to avoid unnecessary flights and car travel, we make, wherever possible and sensible, full use of any collaborative options provided by video conferencing and switch to rail travel for work-related journeys.
Wherever our offices are located, we pay particular attention to our energy consumption and undertake all necessary site- and building-specific measures to achieve a reduction. Furthermore, our electric devices and IT hardware are maintained and inspected on a regular basis so that their life cycle is prolonged, and resources are spared. When it comes to office consumables, we choose the ecologically best option. Drinks and food are predominantly sourced from regional producers or organic farmers.
Preserving our environment for future generations is a key concern to us. Several of our lawyers have a proven track record in specific, sustainability-related topics. We are one of the first corporate law firms in Germany to have established a team that specialises in fields involving sustainable corporate management, investments, and financing. That way we not only help our clients on the path to greater sustainability, but our sustainable investment and finance team also takes care of the continuous improvement of our firm’s in-house environmental strategy.
In order to avoid environmental pollution and to conserve natural resources as much as possible, we have implemented an environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001. With our Code of Conduct and the regular setting of environmental targets, we ensure compliance with legal requirements and continuous improvement of our environmental output.