Latham & Watkins is committed to supporting the long-term sustainability of the environment. As a global law firm, we approach this responsibility in multiple ways, including environmental stewardship and minimizing the impact of our operations around the world. Sustainability is an ever-evolving discipline and one in which we continue to seek solutions for our firm, our clients, and our communities.
The primary goals of Latham Sustainability are to conserve natural resources and energy, decrease our global carbon footprint, and operate in a sustainable and cost-effective manner.
Greening the Enterprise Globally
As a member of the Law Firm Sustainability Network, we are committed to measuring our environmental impact and implementing best practices firm-wide. We have embarked on programs in all offices to reduce, recycle, and compost all waste to the extent feasible, and we are conducting energy efficiency audits with a view to reducing our energy consumption.
Making an Impact Locally
Latham’s offices have developed a variety of grassroots environmental initiatives. These range from trash cleanup events to using reusable dining products to recycling and composting programs. Fifteen offices hold a LEED or similar green certification. Eleven offices have EV charging stations and 16 offices offer bicycle racks to encourage more earth-friendly commuting practices.
Vendor Code of Conduct
Our Vendor Code of Conduct helps ensure that the companies and individuals supplying goods or services to our firm uphold sustainable and ethical practices to the fullest extent permitted by law. Our sustainability philosophy includes environmental stewardship and minimizing the impact of Latham’s own operations, and we expect the firm’s vendors to work with us to achieve these objectives around the globe.
Pro Bono Efforts
Undertaking pro bono work is a major component of our firm’s culture. We are proud to donate free legal services to an array of individuals and organizations around the world who are acting to protect the environment. These pro bono clients include:
- Project Chimps
- The Samburu Project
- US Water Alliance
- The Ocean Cleanup
- Natural Areas Conservancy