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Actions for a sustainable future

We take active measures to improve our firm's ecological footprint, from removing disposable cutlery, glasses and cups from our kitchens and installing recycling and composting bins throughout our offices, to working with our building managers to optimise energy efficiency through zoned and timed lighting and air conditioning.
Our Sustainability Committee is always looking for opportunities to improve our environmental performance, challenging the firm to adopt new sustainability practices and educating staff on what we, as a firm and as individuals, can do to make a difference. The committee regularly engages staff on initiatives such as cycle-to-work challenges, hosting seminars and panel discussions on sustainability issues, giving away reusable multi-use bags for shopping, and providing our people with Reusabowls to use when getting takeaway lunches.

Toitū net carbonzero certified

Russell McVeagh is a Toitū net carbonzero certified organisation. From going through an audit process, the insights gained measuring and reporting on our carbon impact will enable us to strategically target opportunities for emissions reduction to meet reduction goals. Certification shows that we are taking environmental action and provides a baseline from which we can set our goals to take responsibility for and reduce carbon emissions resulting from our firm’s activities. Compliance with the programme is independently verified annually to maintain certification.

A focus on our clients

Our multi-disciplinary Climate Change group helps our clients navigate the wide range of continually evolving issues in this fast-moving area of law. We support clients directly through our regulatory, transactional and disputes advice, which focuses on climate change, sustainable finance and corporate governance.

Environmental, Social & Governance

View our latest environmental, social and governance (ESG) report here.