Hours of free legal services donated to sustainability-focused clients since fall 2018
From our dedication to sustainable operations to helping our clients and communities navigate complex environmental challenges, environmental sustainability plays an important role in what it means to be an exemplary global citizen.
Our firm seeks to operate in an environmentally conscious manner and decrease our global footprint. We have committed to a significant reduction in our Scopes 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 against a 2019 baseline via the Science Based Target initiative, and we have begun transitioning to renewable energy sources to power our offices.
To date, 11 offices are powered by 100% renewable energy. We are committed to full renewable energy procurement across all Latham offices by 2030, and we have implemented data management tools to collect, audit, and operationalize key sustainable performance metrics, including a sustainability analytics platform, a supplier assessment tool, and an energy management platform.
Our environmental sustainability efforts complement the work of our pro bono program to promote social justice and to strengthen the rule of law, as well as that of our commitment and efforts to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at our firm and in the legal industry.
Of the firm’s electricity use is derived from renewable sources
Decrease in printing per person since 2019
Offices with LEED, BREEAM, or equivalent green building certifications
Offices offer composting
Reducing Our Emissions
We have committed to a significant reduction in our Scopes 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 against a 2019 baseline via the Science Based Target initiative, a partnership among CDP, the leading framework for disclosing environmental impacts; the World Resources Institute; the World Wide Fund for Nature; and the United Nations Global Compact.
Currently 11 Latham offices are powered completely with renewable energy. Our goal is to procure renewable energy for all of our offices by 2030.
We are working to achieve 100% renewable energy for our data centers, and have begun a monitor-replacement program that will reduce energy consumption by 55% per workstation.
Vendor Code of Conduct
We expect the companies and individuals supplying goods or services to the firm to follow the same sustainability and ethics standards we’re committed to, so we developed a Vendor Code of Conduct to help ensure consistent, collective adherence to these standards.Learn More
We provide free legal services to an array of individuals and organizations around the world acting to protect the environment, and we are proud to be a founding member of Lawyers for a Sustainable Economy, a first-of-its-kind initiative dedicated to advancing sustainability goals through pro bono efforts.Learn More
We include energy efficiency design factors in the evaluation of new office space as well as in office buildouts and retrofits. We have achieved LEED, BREEAM, or a similar green certification in 20 of our offices, and we continue to look for opportunities to pursue green certification where possible.
Who We Partner With
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Since 2020, we have partnered with this global, CEO-led organization of more than 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world on a range of projects.
Legal Sustainability Alliance
As an executive member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, we collaborate with other law firms committed to the net zero transition.
In 2022, we joined the GreenBiz Executive Network, a peer-to-peer forum comprised of sustainability professionals from global companies and professional services firms.