Burges Salmon wins Award for Sustainability at LexisNexis Legal Awards 2022

Kirsty Green-Mann (Head of Corporate Responsibility at Burges Salmon)

INDEPENDENT UK law firm Burges Salmon has won the Award for Sustainability at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2022.

The award recognises the law firm, chambers or in-house team, which has demonstrated the strongest commitment to improving the environmental sustainability of its operations and activities.

The LexisNexis Legal Awards were launched in 2013 to recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across the legal sector and have attracted an increasing number of high calibre entrants each year. The 2022 Awards was held on 30 March at the JW Marriot Grosvenor House in Park Lane, London.

The firm’s ‘Award for Sustainability’ award win is indicative of its work in acting for an environmentally sustainable future that positively impacts the community. As a founding member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, Burges Salmon has been championing environmental improvements across the firm and in the legal sector for many years, taking a series of progressive actions including the pursuit of year-on-year energy reductions and efficiency gains, the adoption of carbon-free energy sources and investment in accredited carbon offsetting for residual emissions as a last resort. The firm has made its own commitment to being Net Zero by the end of 2026.

At the same time, the firm has continued to cement its reputation as a well-respected leader for legal advice in environmental and low-carbon projects, establishing a Net Zero Services cross-sector team to assist its clients in driving decarbonisation in the key sectors of energy, transport, the built environment and land use and food production.

Head of Corporate Responsibility at Burges Salmon, Kirsty Green-Mann, commented: “Winning in this category at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2022 cements our efforts for championing environmental sustainability even further. It is fantastic to receive our Award for Sustainability – knowing that we were judged by some of the leading voices in our profession made it particularly meaningful.”

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