Capsticks launches plan to become a carbon net zero business by May 202405/07/22
Capsticks has launched its new environmental sustainability plan to become a carbon net zero business by 2024, with key commitments including:
- using 100% renewable energy in all offices,
- offsetting the rest of its business energy use,
- partnering with other net zero clients and suppliers,
- helping employees to make individual contributions and
- obtaining external accreditation for greater accountability.
The firm will be partnering with organisations such as Ecosphere+, Octopus Electric Vehicles and ClimatePerk to realise a number of new initiatives, such as supporting a coast and forest conservation project by offsetting any unsustainable energy use. In addition to its existing cycle-to-work scheme, Capsticks will also support employees to buy an electric car, use more sustainable travel options during annual leave or invest their pension contributions into an environmentally friendly scheme.
Martin Hamilton, Managing Partner at Capsticks, said: “Like our clients, we have a responsibility to make a difference. One of our foundational values is doing the right thing. For us, this means ensuring we do everything we can to reduce our output of greenhouse gases through our infrastructure, processes and systems. We know that with some key changes, we can become a much greener, cleaner firm and play our part as a responsible business.”
In recent years Capsticks has already made a number of positive changes to its sustainability, such as recycling and regenerating waste to green energy, becoming a paper-light business, using a lean infrastructure and contributing to the Legal Sustainability Alliance.
Capsticks aims to be the firm of choice for organisations who work to make a difference. Our purpose is to be the legal advisers that clients want by their side, providing innovative and practical solutions tailored to our sectors’ unique challenges. Our lawyers work together as one team with similar values: putting people first, doing the right thing and always forward thinking.