Freeths is delighted to announce that it has been certified as a B Corporation (“B Corp”), as part of its ongoing passion for sustainability and its wider ESG strategy. The B Corp certification is awarded to businesses that demonstrate their adherence to B Corp’s standards of environmental and social impacts, in addition to good governance, through performance, accountability, and transparency across all areas. This encompasses employee benefits, charitable work, and supply chain practices. Freeths, as the largest UK law firm with B Corp certification, has proven to meet these high standards with flying colors.
To take its efforts forward, Freeths will partner with the environmental company, Planet Mark, to create a net-zero plan, which involves establishing interim and long-term Science Based (SBTi) net-zero targets. Chris Freeston, Head of the firm’s Banking & Finance Practice, led the B Corp application for the firm, and expresses, “I’m excited and hugely proud that Freeths has achieved B Corp certification. As a responsible business, it is testament to the hard work of our people and it highlights these important issues and embraces the values that are integral to our firm, our people, clients, and our communities. At Freeths, we take our commitments to people and the planet very seriously and this status demonstrates our ongoing performance in the field.”
With this certification, Freeths cements its dedication to promoting sustainability and social responsibility in its operations, displaying its ability to abide by the highest standards of business ethics.