21 June 2017

Burges Salmon has been awarded its first Planet Mark Sustainability Certification.

The award recognises the firm’s ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders on sustainability.

The Planet Mark was founded in 2013 with the iconic Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, and is awarded to businesses, properties, new developments and projects that are committed to reducing their carbon emissions.

The firm was able to demonstrate its commitment to reducing electricity, gas and paper consumption year-on-year, as well as running a number of staff engagement activities, including Green Week and Green Pledges initiatives.

The firm has also been a member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) since 2009, which is a network set up 10 years ago by leading UK law firms to take collective action on climate change.

Michael Barlow, partner at Burges Salmon, comments:

"It is great to receive this recognition. There is an intrinsic culture at the firm of being mindful about how we work and the energy we consume doing it. We have our targets set for next year which will hopefully see us reduce our carbon footprint even further."

Amanda Carpenter, director of Achill Management – Hosts for the LSA, explains:

"Everyone was really impressed that Burges Salmon’s commitment to sustainability permeates all you do. Duncan’s talk on green travel was an exciting workshop all on its own! There is definitely an LSA case study in there."

Steve Malkin, CEO of Planet First and Founder of Planet Mark, adds:

"What Burges Salmon is doing is incredible, a clear example of dedication to sustainability."

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Michael Barlow

Michael Barlow Partner

  • Head of Environment
  • Head of Water
  • Head of ESG

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