Our commitment to net-zero

Mills & Reeve are committed to minimising our impact on the environment, we promote environmental sustainability in all aspects of our operations, and recognising our responsibility for guardianship of the environment.

We're making the following commitments to achieve ambitious emissions reduction targets to restrict warming to less than 1.5°C: 

  • Achieve net zero status by 2050
  • At least a 50% reduction of our scope 1 & 2 emissions by 2030
  • At least 30% reduction of our scope 3 emissions within 5 years
  • At least 90% reduction across all our emissions, including scope 3, by 2050
  • Commit to having these targets validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)
  • Commit to publishing our full greehouse gas emissions data annually. 
  • Once we reach the long-term reduction target, we commit to purchase certified carbon offsets equivalent to our remaining emissions
  • Complete our annual carbon footprint calculation, in accordance with the requirements of the relevant net zero protocol

Our baseline emissions are based on calculations produced and validated by Net Zero Now, which covers period of our financial year 1 June 2021 – 31 May 2022.

Emissions referred to cover scopes 1, 2 and 3 for both this baseline year and current reporting year are calculated following a market-based methodology.

Communicating our progress

To demonstrate our commitment to transparency and advocacy, we'll publish each year the validated annual footprint, targets, action taken and progress towards reaching net zero.

Our Carbon Reduction Plan and Environment Policy support these commitments, and these can be viewed here:

We've committed to make significant changes in our business to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions across all three Scopes. You can find a detailed timeline of our plans in our net zero roadmap.

A more detailed action plan is being developed alongside our wider sustainability strategy, this will set out how the targets will be met which will be approved by the Board and implemented and overseen by the Sustainability Steering Group.

Sustainability reports

Read our sustainability reports for more comprehensive snapshot of our current operations:

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You can also catch up on our previous report here: Sustainability report 2023

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Main contacts

If you would like to discuss our proposal and our policies in more detail please do get in touch.

  • Jessica Wilkes-Ball

    Senior Sustainability Manager

    Jessica Wilkes-Ball

    Senior Sustainability Manager

    • +(44)(0)12456 8303
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  • Neil Pearson

    Partner, Head of ESG and Social Value

    Neil Pearson

    Partner, Head of ESG and Social Value

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