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DLA Piper

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We exist to make business better by supporting our clients and communities on their journey to a more sustainable future. As a law firm, we are investing in our own Sustainability and ESG (SESG) performance to ensure our authenticity.

Our international SESG Steering Committee are guiding the development of our internal and client SESG strategy. The strategy combines a holistic client facing SESG offering with a committed internal SESG effort complemented by a market leading pro bono programme targeting key SESG initiatives.

In New Zealand, we have established a local SESG Steering Committee to align with our international goals and importantly, to focus on relevant NZ-specific SESG issues.

Internationally, we have signed up to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), which will help us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. We have made SBTi a key element of our SESG strategy and will implement independent evaluation of our progress against our targets. This is a bold commitment to reduce the impact our business has on the environment and in doing so we have joined other leading professional services firms who have taken this step.

We also make an active contribution to international climate policy discussions and the development of investments in low-carbon technology and infrastructure.

As a signatory to the UN Global Compact (UNGC), we have been reporting against its principles since 2013 and are committed to actively contribute towards UN Global Sustainable Development Goals.

Our global Sustainable Procurement Policy provides a high-level framework, ensuring our suppliers uphold our respect for human rights, diversity and inclusion as well as pursuing responsible management of environmental issues and anti-corruption measures.

Our global Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance portal help companies around the world transition to and thrive in a more sustainable future.

We are honoured to be collaborating with other law firms to help the fight against climate change by being one of the initial members of the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance (NZLA) — an Alliance that brings together law firms who are committed to supporting a net zero target by 2050.