DLA Piper to agree travel budget with customers to reduce carbon footprint
DLA Piper is to agree a travel budget with its customers as part of a new set of measures to reduce its carbon footprint over the next two years.
The move is part of a larger plan by the company to commit to halving its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from pre-pandemic levels.
The policy will see companies agreeing a budget with customers that takes into account the frequency of international travel as well as emissions and how best to organize a meeting.
Managing Director for Sustainability and Resilience, JP Douglas-Henry, said the company “will not have the same frequency of meetings.”
He added: “We are all committed to a sustainable future, and this will require both cultural and professional change. “
The company has appointed 200 Emission Champions to promote best practices in each of the business functions. They will carefully review the performance of each practice with a view to improving overall standards.
“Soon our balance sheets will reflect the enduring values to which we subscribe,” said Mr. Douglas-Henry. “This is the world we will leave to our children. We say this pandemic has had lasting consequences. But Covid-19 was a dress rehearsal of what climate change will mean for everyone. “