UK law firm TLT has appointed Agnes Altmets, one of edie’s ‘30 under 30’ next generation of sustainability leaders (2019), as a senior sustainability manager to support its ambitious plans to become a net zero organisation.
Agnes was previously sustainability manager at TLT and has held sustainability roles in organisations including the GC Business Growth Hub, Auto Trader UK and Tallinn University. She is also a founding member of the Warrior Women Network, a support network for women improving the lives of others and saving the planet.
The appointment reflects TLT’s increasingly busy programme of sustainability-related activities across the UK, and its commitment to being at the forefront of sustainability in the legal services industry.
In line with the Science Based Target initiative’s new Net-Zero Standard, which was launched on 28 October 2021, TLT has set the ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2025 and is working with Carbon Intelligence on its net zero roadmap. This will help to identify key areas of focus and what actions are needed to reach critical milestones – including setting science-based targets – and give TLT a solid framework to support monitoring and reporting.
TLT has invested heavily in its sustainability programme in recent years. In addition to appointing a dedicated in-house team responsible for delivering the firm’s sustainability strategy, sustainability is a key part of the firm’s growth strategy and in 2021, it announced a multi-million pound investment programme to deliver a digital and physical workplace to support choice, inclusion and sustainability.
In 2022, TLT’s Glasgow office will move to Cadworks, one of the most sustainable offices in the country and a concept office for new ways of working at TLT.
Maria Connolly, head of clean energy and real estate and executive board member responsible for sustainability at TLT, says: “Agnes’ appointment has been absolutely transformational, and will have a significant bearing on our journey to net zero. We have already made significant strides towards achieving our objectives, but there’s a long way to go, and we are looking forward to completing our current work with Carbon Intelligence this year. This will really help to clarify our net zero journey and enable us to focus on the biggest opportunities to deliver change at pace.”
Agnes Altmets, senior sustainability manager at TLT, says: “I’ve been working in sustainability for over ten years, and it’s an absolute honour to work with such a passionate and progressive law firm as TLT. Sustainability is a key part of the firm’s strategy and we are making significant headway as we formalise our plans and work hard to bring about measurable changes in how we operate.
“The team are so determined, and I am looking forward to continuing to work with my colleagues and our external stakeholders – including our clients and other like-minded organisations – to demonstrate how businesses can be an instrumental part of the UK’s commitment to net zero.”
TLT works with various third parties on joint sustainability programmes, including Forest Green Rovers (the world’s greenest football club), The Chancery Lane Project (net zero drafting), Action Net Zero (delivering sustainability in communities), and as a member/signatory of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, The Legal Renewables Initiative, the Greener Litigation Pledge and Aldersgate Group.