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People, planet, prosperity

Our ambitious environmental goals work hand in hand with our client sustainability work.

As a firm, we share responsibility for moving the world onto a more sustainable footing together with our colleagues, clients and business partners. Indeed, to help others transition we must also transition ourselves. This means thinking ambitiously about our impact as a firm, putting effective plans in place to move the dial and highlighting our progress transparently for others to see.

Freshfields’ commitment to environmental sustainability has been longstanding. We were one of the first law firms to offset our emissions in 2007 and, more recently, have committed to ambitious science-based targets (SBTs) to drive our emissions downwards to net zero in line with the Paris ambition (holding the increase in the global average temperature to below 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels).

We are supported by a number of environmental business partners. With decades of experience in corporate sustainability, they allow us to verify our performance against the standards that all firms must now reach to contribute credibly to the solution.


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