C&S Continues as a Sustainability Forerunner in the Legal Services Industry – Publishes 2020 Sustainability Report
Castrén & Snellman was the first Finnish law firm to join the UN Global Compact at the start of 2020. Our newly published first sustainability report summarises the work we have done so far and sets goals for 2021 that raise the bar even higher. We aim to continue being a forerunner of sustainability in commercial law and to continue building sustainable success stories with our clients.
‘Joining the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative has sharpened our focus. It has been a great pleasure to help our clients take climate action, for example, in wind power projects and carbon neutrality transformations. We have also been involved in sustainable finance and impact investing assignments. Our own work has the greatest impact through these kinds of projects’, C&S Head of Sustainability Anna Kuusniemi-Laine said of the first year.
As part of the Global Compact, the firm just published its first sustainability report, which sums up the firm’s sustainability work in 2020.
‘Our first year focused on climate action. We mapped our carbon footprint, set reduction targets for our emissions and compensated our 2019 emissions. W participated in a clean water project in Ruanda and started our own reforestation project in cooperation with a Finnish organisation called Carbon Deed. We also joined the Science Based Targets – Business Ambition for 1.5°C initiative and committed to its emissions reductions’, Kuusniemi-Laine continued.
In 2020, we also supported our personnel's work-life balance and began work to promote diversity.
Our work on all fronts of corporate responsibility continues in 2021. One of the main goals C&S has set for itself this year is developing its expertise in human rights issues: among other things, the firm has join the Finland Chamber of Commerce’s human rights commitment and is carrying out a human rights review of its own operations.