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Mourant was the first law firm to join the scheme when its Guernsey office signed up to the Monitor last year. Now the firm has made a global commitment by enrolling its BVI, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Jersey and London offices, making a pledge to work towards the accreditation which helps businesses continually improve their operational environmental footprint.
The Environmental Business Operations Award and Standard is an international benchmark and serves as an environmental management system to measure, manage and minimise an organisation's environmental impact. To support the scheme, Mourant has launched a global employee-led Environment and Sustainability Network with 'Green Teams' in each office working together to complete the five-step modular process required to achieve the accreditation.
Partner and member of the firm's global Environment and Sustainability Network, John Rochester said: "Achieving an accredited international ESG benchmark is one of our strategic aims as a firm and I'm thrilled that all six of our global offices have now signed up to the ESI Monitor's Environmental Business Operations Award and Standard. As a responsible corporate citizen, we know that environmental sustainability is an imperative for both our firm and our clients.
"We're dedicated to working alongside our clients within the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) space on funds and other investment vehicles that generate positive sustainable outcomes. Our global commitment to the ESI Monitor is the next step in our environmental sustainability journey and I'm looking forward to seeing our Green Teams lead on this important programme."
Accreditation by the ESI Environmental Business Operations Award and Standard demonstrates a firm's understanding of, and commitment to reducing its impact on the environment.
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