EDP BOOSTS REPUTATION IN LEGAL SECTOR
International law firm awarded for environmental performance with help from EDP
Mayer Brown, a leading global legal services organisation that provides commercial, multi-disciplinary legal advice to its clients around the world, required support in achieving certification to the environmental management standard ISO 14001.
The firm approached EDP to help it achieve accreditation because of its strong reputation within the legal sector, where it has provided cost-effective and professional solutions to the sustainability needs of legal practices such as Linklaters, Eversheds, Dentons and Olswang.
EDP assisted the firm through the ISO 14001 implementation process from start to finish; undertaking legal compliance reviews, developing management system documentation, undertaking audits of the system to ensure compliance and, most importantly of all, helping the firm to realise real financial savings as a result of resource efficiency improvements.
The London office’s ongoing dedication to sustainability includes achieving an ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating for the office at 201 Bishopsgate, utilising key performance indicators for maintenance contractors to ensure they remain current with legislation and training, and the inclusion of sustainable criteria in its supplier procurement RFPs.
EDP also assisted Mayer Brown in achieving the City of London Clean City Award for its commitment to the promotion of good waste management practices.
Additionally, Mayer Brown implemented a Sustainability Policy Statement to drive continuous improvement in its environmental performance.