TLT’s commitment to tackling its environmental impact earns recognition from global group

February 15, 2024

The organisation behind the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform has praised Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT for its action to tackle climate change.

The firm, which has more than 150 partners and employs around 1,400 people across its six offices, achieved a ‘B’ for good environmental management from CDP, maintaining its status from last year and demonstrating its sustained commitment to environmental management.

CDP’s scoring provides a snapshot of a company’s disclosure and environmental performance and plays an important role in keeping companies on a journey of continuous improvement.

More than 23,000 businesses worldwide have disclosed their environmental  management performance through CDP, a practice that is increasingly becoming a business norm.

To achieve a B, companies must “have addressed the environmental impacts of their business and ensure good environmental management”.

TLT’s score places it in the 32% of companies that reached the ‘management’ level in the specialised professional services sector, ahead of the average sector performance score of C.

Companies are assessed and scored across four consecutive levels representing the steps it must move through as it progresses towards the highest level of environmental stewardship: disclosure (D-/D score), awareness (C-/C), management (B-/B) and leadership (A-/A).

TLT’s data will now be added to the CDP’s comprehensive inventory of self-reported environmental data and will be used to help to drive action through greater transparency.

The CDP scoring is the latest in a series of achievements for TLT’s environmental strategy, including having its net-zero target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and winning the Lloyds Bank Sustainable Business of the Year Award at last year’s edie Awards. 

TLT partner Maria Connolly, pictured, who is also the executive board member sponsoring sustainability at the firm, said: “Transparency is a key part of our sustainability strategy – benchmarking and understanding our impact is how we continue to drive action.

“Tackling climate change is an urgent priority and we are proud to have been scored among the top 32% of companies to reach the management level in specialised professional services by CDP, demonstrating that we are leading the way in our sustainability strategy and impact.

“The past year at TLT has been very exciting as we continue to exceed what is expected of us and cement our position at the forefront of the professional services industry.

“Our focus for the year ahead is with our supply chain – tackling the source of the majority of TLT emissions. We will continue to work at every level, from the boardroom to our employee-led sustainability forums to achieve our sustainability goals.”

CDP chief commercial and partnerships officer Dexter Galvin added: “As the global environmental disclosure system, CDP is dedicated to building the foundations for a thriving and sustainable economy and greatly appreciates the support of TLT in our efforts to continue driving transparency and corporate environmental action.

“The situation is urgent, and the global community must act now to ensure that we limit global warming to 1.5C.

“Disclosure is the first key step in addressing current and future environmental risks through standardized, comparable data.

“TLT has shown its commitment to transparency around its environmental impacts and strategies for action by disclosing through CDP in 2023.

“Regular disclosure drives climate action and so we look forward to TLT  sharing their environmental data for years to come.”

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