Legal community makes carbon commitment

The UK’s legal sector has made a bold move to announce their carbon emissions in a bid to transform the industry. The Law Society’s Legal Sector Alliance (LSA) group announced […]

By Tom Gibson

The UK’s legal sector has made a bold move to announce their carbon emissions in a bid to transform the industry.

The Law Society’s Legal Sector Alliance (LSA) group announced yesterday that members of the group would now move to implement carbon reduction targets. Currently the group boasts 215 member firms.

LSA Chairman Sir Nigel Knowles said: “LSA members have consistently taken a leadership position on climate change and we recognise that by publicly committing to carbon reduction targets we are continuing to drive change and real carbon reduction across the profession. Meeting our climate change obligations will be increasingly challenging but our members recognise the increasing moral and business imperative for doing so.”

The LSA has 20 executive members who have agreed to become the first to announce the emission targets, with the rest of the group expected to join in the coming months.