21 March 2022

Recognition in the first Legal 500 EMEA Green Guide

International law firm Taylor Wessing has been recognised for its commitment to external and internal Environmental Social Governance (ESG) initiatives with a listing in the first The Legal 500 EMEA Green Guide. 

The requirements for a listing in the EMEA Green Guide include relevant advisory services in the areas of ESG, sustainability, climate measures and net zero projects. Taylor Wessing offers its clients from all industry sectors tailor-made solutions in legal matters relating to ESG. To achieve this, the firm’s lawyers work together from all practice areas and take an international approach. The legal advice covers areas such as sustainable financing and investments, green leases, energy concepts or product liability. There is a current focus on the implementation of the German Supply Chain Act in companies and the legal integration of sustainability in compliance management systems. 

Independent law firm initiatives are also included in the evaluation of The Legal 500: Taylor Wessing Germany was able to impress in particular with its environmental policy and annual environmental report. In addition, the law firm has been audited for the third time in a row according to corporate social responsibility standards set by EcoVadis, the world’s largest provider of sustainability ratings. 
For inclusion in the EMEA Green Guide, Taylor Wessing’s application to The Legal 500 ranged from Germany, France, the Netherlands and Central and Eastern Europe.

About The Legal 500 EMEA Green Guide

The Legal 500’s Green Guide is the first guide to list top law firms in the EMEA region that advise on climate change and sustainability issues, while also developing and driving green initiatives internally. The editorial team selects the leading law firms and individuals and recognises the contribution to “green change” as well as to ESG. The Legal 500 is a UK-based research, ranking and publishing company. The company ranks international law firms and lawyers for listings in their publications, including annual lists and guides.

CSR and ESG at Taylor Wessing Germany

CSR and ESG play a steadily increasing role for Taylor Wessing. As one of the leading law firms, Taylor Wessing wants to play a pioneering role in Germany within the area of ESG. Taylor Wessing’s management, on behalf of the entire partnership as well as all employees, has therefore firmly committed itself to assuming even more responsibility for its corporate actions with regard to the environmental balance sheet of our law firm.

Read more about Taylor Wessing’s interdisciplinary CSR and ESG advisory team and current ESG initiatives here: 

You can find further information on the Green Guide here: 
• https://www.legal500.com/global_green_guide/taylor-wessing/

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