Sustainable practice

Norton Rose Fulbright is committed to operating sustainably and taking direct action to support United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13: Action on Climate Change. Climate action sits alongside our other strategic priorities that advance sustainable development, including diversity, equity and inclusion and social impact. It is managed by a global Environmental Sustainability Committee, reporting directly to our Global Executive Committee.

We recognize that, as a global firm supporting our clients in multiple jurisdictions, the way in which we operate has an impact on the environment. We are committed to integrating sustainability best practice into our decision-making and business activities worldwide. We also recognize that our environmental performance is important to our people, our clients, our suppliers and other stakeholders.

We have established 2019 emissions data in each of our regions for our key environmental impacts: waste generation; resource consumption, including energy use in our buildings; and business travel. The first stage of our plan was overseen and delivered by our Environmental Sustainability subcommittee, which reports to our executive management committee. Emissions from our supply chain also form a material part of our footprint, something on which we are working closely with our suppliers to ensure our objectives align.

We are now developing clear, specific and quantitative emissions objectives, together with a governance framework to manage progress towards our sustainability goals.


We reduce, reuse and recycle waste wherever possible

Travel Options

We use travel options that minimize our environmental impact

Water Measures

We install water efficient measures in our buildings where possible

We comply with environmental regulations

We review and revise our environmental policy


We share sustainability policy and objectives with clients


We communicate our sustainability policy internally/externally


We consider suppliers’ environmental credentials


We encourage and promote environmental awareness 


Our Executive Committee decides our sustainability policy

Our responsible business program