Sustainability

Sustainability and green values are incorporated in our strategy – we want to be part of changing the business landscape both in terms of greener and more tolerant future. This approach is crucially reflected in our role as a strategic advisor to our clients in key ESG-related assignments.

Our carefully selected pro bono partners and programmes are a further reflection of our commitment to promoting diversity and social inclusion. These allow us to give back to society while maximising the positive impact of our employees’ legal expertise.

We value our environment and stand for a greener future. Making an environmental impact stands close to our hearts, both through our client work and internally. We focus on energy and recycling with the intention to reduce our carbon emissions significantly in our everyday life.

See our ESG related references here.

Net zero journey – Compensate

We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint in order to meet sustainable development goals, and we will continue to review and develop our operations both within our organisation and in cooperation with our business partners and suppliers.

The most impactful way in which we could reduce our carbon footprint would be to radically reduce our emissions. This is, however, rather challenging to implement immediately due to the nature of our business sector, and as such, we have chosen to contribute to specific compensation projects as we continue our efforts to cut down on our emissions.

As part of our ESG goals, we have calculated our carbon dioxide emissions and compensated for them by contributing to five different projects in Europe, Asia, and Africa. These projects involve e.g. clean water and forest preservation initiatives.

We began keeping record of our carbon dioxide emissions in 2020. We discovered that Borenius’ carbon footprint amounted to 198 t Co2e at the time. Over 50 % of our carbon footprint consisted of products and services we had purchased during that year. The next step is to calculate our carbon footprint in 2021 and 2022 and select our future compensation projects.

Striving towards a carbon neutral work life

As part of our ESG goals, we have calculated our carbon dioxide emissions and compensated for them by contributing to five different projects in Europe, Asia, and Africa. These projects involve e.g. clean water and forest preservation initiatives.

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How have we compensated for our footprint?

We have compensated for our carbon footprint by purchasing high-quality carbon credits called Compensate Credits from a high-standard portfolio of carbon projects that meet the tight criteria related to climate integrity, biodiversity, social justice, and human rights. One Compensate Credit equals to at least one less tonne of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

The projects included in the portfolio meet highly selective, science-based evaluation criteria. However, creating climate effects is not enough, which is why Compensate Credits also takes into consideration the UN Principles for Sustainable Development and other aspects in terms of biodiversity and overcompensation.

A new life for used IT equipment

It is important for us to ensure that our business practices are as sustainable as possible. Our cutting-edge IT infrastructure is one of the linchpins of our business, and we need it to function not only sustainably but also without interruption. In order to ensure sustainable IT procurement, we are using CHG-MERIDIAN’s carbon neutral IT leasing services. Read more here.

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