Joelson wins Ecologi ‘For Our Planet’ Silver Award on Earth Day

Posted Monday 22nd April 2024

Joelson, a leading London law firm, has been awarded Ecologi’s ‘For Our Planet’ Silver Award this Earth Day. Recognized for accurately measuring its carbon footprint, setting reduction targets and goals for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, and funding impactful climate projects, Joelson continues to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.Top of Form

Joelson also sits in the Top 100 of Ecologi Businesses for Tree planting through supporting reforestation projects worldwide. Click here to view our forest and find out more about the projects we support.

Joelson’s commitment to sustainability runs deep within our firm’s culture, exemplified by our achievement of B Corp certification last year. This prestigious certification places Joelson within a select group of commercial law firms in the UK dedicated to balancing purpose with profit. Now part of a global network of over 8,000 businesses, we are proud to champion sustainable practices and make a positive impact on our planet.

Phil Hails-Smith, Managing Partner at Joelson, says:

“I am very pleased to accept Ecologi’s ‘For Our Planet’ Silver Award, marking our commitment to sustainability. By accurately measuring our carbon footprint, setting reduction targets, and funding impactful climate projects, we strive to lead by example in environmental stewardship. We are especially delighted to receive this award on World Earth Day.”

More about the criteria which Joelson was measured against:

  • Calculated footprint: Businesses who demonstrate that they have accurately measured and assessed their carbon footprint last year either with Ecologi Zero, one of Ecologi’s strategic consultancy partners such as Eight Versa, or published a verifiable Greenhouse Gas Protocol-compliant footprint. This demonstrates the company’s commitment to get a handle on their emissions and set a baseline for their net zero journey. This is awarded based on reporting and communication of the measured footprint(s) in the 2023 calendar year.
  • Reduction targets set: Businesses who have established and published goals for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. These must be specific targets or goals intended to have an impact on the business’s emissions – for example having set validated Science-based Targets (or having set SBTs which are awaiting validation). Other non-SBT reduction targets are applicable – provided the business can provide evidence that they are robust, evidence-based, specific and ambitious. This is awarded based on evidence of publication in 2023 of clear and well-defined strategies for achieving those emissions reductions.
  • Funded climate action: Businesses who have funded substantial diverse and impactful climate projects and portfolios with Ecologi including carbon avoidance, carbon removals and nature based solutions. This is awarded based on level of climate funding and relative ratio to business turnover in the 2023 calendar year.

Click here to see the list of all the winners for 2024.

This article is for reference purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Specific legal advice about your specific circumstances should always be sought separately before taking or deciding not to take any action.

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