Climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing how we operate our business and advise our clients in the future. We are committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. We have set science-based targets to play our part in keeping the global temperature increase to well below 2 degrees Celsius, compared with pre-industrial temperatures, in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Our Net Zero Carbon Strategy (which can be read in full below) focuses on reducing our emissions by 46% by 2030, and at least 90% by 2050, before examining how we can offset any residual carbon through meaningful collaborations. Our ISO 14001 certification helps to ensure we minimise the impact of our day-to-day work on the environment.
Climate change, net bio-diversity gain, and a wide range of other environmental issues are an important part of our advisory work. Lichfields holds the Environmental Impact Assessment Quality Mark accreditation issued by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment’s (IEMA). IEMA is the professional body for everyone working in environment and sustainability. We are committed to delivering high quality advice on the environmental impact of projects and, through this, assist IEMA in achieving its vision of transforming the world to sustainability.