Everyone at Wiggin feels a responsibility to minimise our impact on the environment. Our goal is to measure and reduce the environmental effect of our operation, advocate sustainability in the legal sector and support our staff to make their own individual changes.
In the light of the climate emergency, Wiggin’s sustainability strategy has largely focused on reducing our carbon footprint. We’ve worked with a global sustainability consultancy to assist us in becoming carbon neutral. We’ve achieved this by a combination of firmwide carbon reduction actions and carbon offsetting. Wiggin’s carbon emissions from 2019 onwards have been off-set (Scope 1 & 2 emissions), and from 2023 onwards we have extended our off-setting commitment to cover Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions. We will continue to look at ways of reducing our emissions too.
Becoming carbon neutral is the first step in our strategy.
We’re currently undertaking a full travel policy review, as this is overwhelmingly our largest carbon output.
We’re also supporting Carbon Footprint’s Freedom Flight Prize, a competition open to manufacturers, researchers and inventors to design and create the world’s first zero carbon emission commercially-viable transatlantic flight.
In addition to structural actions taken by the firm, we have a sustainability group made up of volunteers that actively engages with staff throughout the year – from beach clean-up days with the Marine Conservation Society, to running book and clothes swap events in our offices to encourage the reduction and reuse of items.
Wiggin also looks for opportunities to promote and advocate for sustainability issues externally and has been a Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) member firm since 2016.