Implementing positive change and contributing to a more sustainable world

By reducing our environmental footprint and improving our sustainable business practices, Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) is making a positive impact on the natural world around us.

We know that systemic changes takes time, but we don't underestimate our role in addressing climate change for a sustainable future. Developing and stretching our environmental targets is core to our business, set out in our Carbon Reduction Plan and our commitment to net zero by 2030.

Although this may seem an ambitious target, the firm pledges to help build a cleaner and greener future for all. To achieve this, we continue to collaborate with our people, clients, and suppliers to consistently measure, report and reduce our impact on the environment – taking positive action on climate change.

As a founding and active executive member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, WBD collaborates with other law firms to take positive action on creating sustainable solutions in the legal sector, whilst measuring, reducing and reporting our own carbon footprint.

To do this, we've introduced practical measures across WBD's UK offices; from launching campaigns to reduce plastic and paper usage, to introducing LED lighting and cutting down food waste. On a larger scale, we regularly review our office space and invest in carbon-efficient workspaces; from our Leeds office refurbishment project to our move to The Spark in Newcastle (which reduced our space footprint in the city by approximately 50% alone).


Click here to read our Net Zero Action Plan
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Planet Mark certification for 


consecutive years

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Ranked in top


of companies globally in EcoVadis' Environment rankings

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environmental representatives across our UK offices

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reduction in measured emissions since FY 2019/20

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offices equipped with electric car charging points

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Reduced total scope 1 emissions by 


since FY 2021/22

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Reduced total scope 2 emissions (location-based) by


since FY 2021/22

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Reduced water usage by


since FY 2021/22

“We have worked with Womble Bond Dickinson since 2017, supporting their progression of their sustainability journey. Their commitment to consistent carbon reductions over the years demonstrates how the firm is leading the way in their sector and are dedicated to tackling the biggest challenge of our generation".

Steve Malkin, CEO and Founder of Planet Mark



              LSA Executive Membership member    PlanetMark certified business    EcoVadis Gold    Sustainable Recruitment Alliance    ISO 14001 certified

And we don't just say it, WBD proves its dedication to environmental responsibility, putting words into action by working with with leading organisations in this space to make real change:

  • Maintaining our ISO 14001 certification since 2017, in recognition of our robust framework to improve our carbon reporting and environmental performance
  • Achieving a gold sustainability rating from EcoVadis, with a score of 100 for Environment
  • Active members of the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance; pledging to an environmentally-friendly approach to early talent recruitment
  • Awarded the Planet Mark certification, based on our commitment to sustainability; which has seen a reduction of approximately 0.8 tonnes of measured CO2 emissions per Womble Bond Dickinson employee.

Want to find out more? Please read our Environmental Policy Statement