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    First global law firm to be accredited by the Good Business Charter

    Science Based Targets initiative approves the firm’s emission reduction targets in line with 1.5°C of warming

    Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce that it has become the first global law firm to be accredited by the Good Business Charter. An initiative of the UK’s Good Business Foundation, the Charter is designed to publicly recognise businesses that have committed to good business practice.

    In addition, Eversheds Sutherland International’s emissions reduction targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and have been confirmed as being consistent with limiting warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The firm has committed to reducing its Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 50% by 2030, as part of its strategy of being a net zero business by 2050 or sooner. In addition, the firm recently became a founding member of the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance.

    The Good Business Charter is formed of ten commitments:

    • Real living wage
    • Fairer hours and contracts
    • Employee wellbeing
    • Employee representation
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • Environmental responsibility
    • Pay fair tax
    • Commitment to customers
    • Ethical sourcing
    • Prompt payment

    Lee Ranson, CEO of Eversheds Sutherland (International), commented:

    “Eversheds Sutherland is proud to be the first global law firm to be accredited by the Good Business Charter.  The Charter’s focus around acting transparently, and to the highest ethical standard, aligns with our purpose, our values and our new global strategy.

    “As a participant in the UN Global Compact, a supporter of Business Ambition for 1.5°C through the Science Based Targets initiative, and a founder member of the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance, we are proud to publicly commit to protecting the environment and helping the communities in which we live and work to prosper for the benefit of current and future generations.”

    This information is for guidance purposes only and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. Please refer to the full terms and conditions on our website.

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