Womble Bond Dickinson Plans To Run All Offices On Renewable Energy By 2026
Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has become the latest law firm to set out its goals for increased sustainability. The firm aims to run all its offices on renewable energy by 2026 and is committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2030.
In a news update on its website, Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) says it has “always been ahead of the curve when it comes to environmental management”. WBD already procures renewable energy in five of its seven UK offices and reports that close to 50% of the energy used in the UK comes from renewable sources. A shift towards increased home working throughout the pandemic and a drop in business travel also saw a substantial decrease in carbon emissions for the firm.
Moving forward, WBD has set out a list of impressive goals for increased sustainability. This list includes plans for all WBD offices to use 100% renewably sourced energy by 2026, reduce paper consumption by 60% by 2026, reduce plastic consumption at all WBD locations, and lower emissions associated with travel by 2026, a goal that will be supported by the firm’s new hybrid working model.
In the news update, Nick Barwood, UK Chair and head of WBD’s senior management group overseeing responsible business activity across the firm, says: “Developing and stretching our environmental targets is core to our business and announcing our Carbon Reduction Plan this week is a major step on our roadmap to achieving net-zero emissions by 2030. I acknowledge that this is a challenging target but I want WBD to play its part in a cleaner and greener future for all and we will continue, as we always have, to work collaboratively with our people, clients and suppliers so we can consistently measure, report and reduce our impact on the environment and all take positive action on climate change.”