Reporting Boundary: UK operations, worldwide freight and the Paris store
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, natural gas, waste, business travel,
homeworking, paper use, freight
Reporting Period: 1 Aug 2019 –31 Jul 2020
We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.
We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 4 SDG’s.
Cheyney Golding LLP, a Surrey based corporate and commercial law firm committed to providing the highest level of service, has achieved the Planet Mark Certification.
This is Cheyney Goulding’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to Planet Mark. It has calculated the carbon footprint of its Ward House operational site in Guildford for the year ending December 2019 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
This Cheyney Goulding’s total carbon footprint in the year ending December 2019 was 17.8 tCO2e and the relative carbon footprint was 2.0 tCO2e per employee.
If Cheyney Goulding is able to achieve its carbon footprint reduction goals, it will save carbon equivalent to 2208 miles driven in an average car.
“I’m so pleased to have Cheyney Golding join Planet Mark. The commitment the team has made is a huge step in becoming a sustainable business. While change comes from within, change can also cause ripples outward. With Cheyney Golding’s wide array of stakeholders, the team is equipped to create positive impacts well beyond the walls of its own offices. I look forward to seeing the firm take the next steps on its sustainability journey.”
Cheyney Golding realises the importance of acting on climate change, both as part of the community and as a business. As well as committing to the reduction of carbon emissions annually, Cheyney Golding has pledged to protect one acre of vulnerable rainforest with the charity Cool Earth. It has also pledged to engage its network of stakeholders and clients to create sustainable change throughout its supply chain and create awareness of sustainability on a greater level.
Climate change has been consistently climbing the agendas of law firm across the world. In the decade of climate action, the legal industry must capitalise on clients’ increasing awareness of our need to save the planet from global warming. Becoming knowledgeable about sustainability and following good practice has become an integral part of client acquisition in the sector. A thorough sustainability policy is also of growing importance in the recruitment and retention of staff, and the long term resilience of a business.