The branch will operate completely on wind and solar energy
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has announced that its Sydney office will be running completely on renewable energy.
This is in line with the firm’s signing of a virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Flow Power which took effect on 1 July. HSF is among the first law firms in the country to ink such an agreement.
Andrew Pike, executive partner for Australia and Asia, explained that the agreement backs local renewables projects and aids in the switch of NSW’s electricity grid to clean power.
“In 2020 we were one of the first law firms to set a target to reduce our global carbon emissions to net zero by 2030. We have been wasting no time pursuing this target with Sydney joining other offices in our global network using 100% renewable energy, including our London, Belfast, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Madrid offices,” he said. “This list will only grow as other offices, in Australia and abroad, pursue renewable energy opportunities.”
The Sydney branch will be operating fully through wind and solar energy as the firm eyes hitting its net zero global emissions goal by 2030 – a goal supported by science-based targets.
HSF has played roles in major renewable energy projects, providing advice to Edify Energy and BP.