Climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing the world. It is relevant to how we operate our business and advise our clients. We are committed to meeting our environmental obligations in all aspects of our business.
By becoming a net zero carbon company we will support the aims of the Paris Agreement and COP26. We have measured our carbon emissions and are now in the process of formulating our net zero carbon strategy and setting science-based targets. Our strategy will focus on reducing our emissions as far as we reasonably can before examining how we can offset any residual carbon through meaningful collaborations. We already take great care to minimise the impact of our day-to-day work on the environment and this will be integral to our net zero carbon strategy.
Climate change, net bio-diversity gain and a wide range of other environmental issues are an important part of our advisory work. We are currently examining the implications of climate change on the professional services we offer, in order that we can best serve our clients in this regard in the future.
Lichfields is accredited with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment’s (IEMA) Environmental Impact Assessment Quality Mark. 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.
Our planning and development consultancy work provides for the needs of the nation: much needed housing, new schools, larger universities, better hospitals, and more infrastructure. We work with our clients to make our country a better place to live, work and visit, and this is reflected in the awards we have won for our project work.
Kingston University's Town House was named the winner of the 2021 Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize for Britain's best new building. Designed by Grafton Architects, the landmark building on the University's Penrhyn Road campus received the highest accolade in UK architecture at a prestigious ceremony at Coventry Cathedral. The services that we provided included planning, heritage and townscape and visual impact.
Our team in Leeds won the Best Residential Planning Consultant of the Year at the Variety Yorkshire Residential Property Awards, which recognises organisations that have consistently demonstrated excellence in their field between June 2019 and June 2021.