Reporting Boundary: 6 Sites (Ash Vale, Camberley, Fleet, Oxted, Redhill & Wimbledon)
Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses,
natural gas, homeworking (excluded from footprint)
Reporting Period: 01 May 2020 – 31 Apr 2021
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 5 SDG’s.
Morr & Co, one of the leading solicitor firms in Surrey, Hampshire and South West London, and committed to providing its clients with outstanding legal advice and practical solutions that help them achieve their goals, has achieved Planet Mark certification.
This is Morr & Co’s first year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. Since certifying to Planet Mark, the company has set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.
Morr & Co’s total carbon footprint in the year ending April 2021 was 99.7 tCO2e. Morr & Co’s total carbon per employee in the year prior to April 2021 was 0.7 tCO2e.
If Morr & Co achieves its target for this year, it will save the same amount of carbon as preventing 2,500kg of coal from being burned.
Morr & Co is also helping the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.
“Well done to Morrisons Solicitors in its first year of Planet Mark certification. Without a clear vision of progress, and the indicators of current work, it is so hard to measure positive impact. Morrisons has laid the foundations for future change this year. This is such a vital achievement, one that many businesses will have to take in the future. I applaud the team for their proactive stance on climate change.”
Morrisons Solicitors is committed to providing its clients with outstanding legal support while minimising its environmental impact. The solicitors moved offices to its new Redhill site because of environmental considerations, now occupying a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and EPC A-rated building. The company also protects an acre of endangered rainforest in Peru through a collaboration with the conservation charity Cool Earth.
Climate change become a high priority issue for law firms across the planet. In the decade of climate action, the legal industry must capitalise on clients’ increasing awareness of the impacts of climate change. Becoming knowledgeable about sustainability and following best practice has become an integral part of client acquisition and retention 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.
As part of the Planet Mark certification, Morr & Co has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.