The Sustainable Law Podcast

If you work in the legal sector and you have an interest in tackling the climate and biodiversity crises then this podcast is for you. How do these challenges affect law firms and what can lawyers to take positive action on climate change for their firms and their clients?

Episode 4 - An Insider’s Guide ... to ISO Certification

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Episode 4 – An Insider’s Guide … to ISO Certification

In this series the Sustainable Law Podcast explores the frameworks and reporting systems that law firms will be considering on their journey to net zero. This episode explores the nuts and bolts of ISO certification; the internationally agreed standards that set out the requirements for an environmental management system. What are ISO14001 and ISO50001? How and when do you make a start? What challenges might you face? How can you engage the firm with the process? What will you gain? Our experts answer all this and more.

Amanda Carpenter spoke to Stan Rayfield, Sustainability Consultant, Paul Mullis, Workplace Compliance Manager at Travers Smith and Tom Coulter, a partner in Travers Smith’s Corporate M&A and ECM Group.

More about our guests:

Paul Mullis is the Workplace Compliance Manager at Travers Smith. He has extensive experience of working with business services teams and works closely with our Facilities Team Property & Workplace Team to ensure a safe environment for all members of staff by embedding Health & Safety within Travers Smith’s culture. He is also driving forward the sustainability aspect of the Firm, setting targets in line with our carbon reduction commitment and has a passion for recycling and energy reduction. He recently helped the firm achieve its ISO 500001 certification. He is also working with the Legal Sustainability Alliance to benchmark sustainability good practice and carbon reduction within the legal community.

Tom Coulter is a partner in Travers Smith’s Corporate M&A and ECM Group. He specialises in advising clients on public and private mergers, acquisitions and disposals, corporate joint ventures, IPOs, equity fundraisings and general corporate advice. Tom is the partner sponsor of Travers Smith’s Environment Committee.

Stan Rayfield is a sustainability consultant dealing with the environmental impact of workplaces. He is a Chartered Energy Manager and his background spans both engineering and building surveying and brings a strong knowledge of buildings, their services and operational factors. He advises on compliance with ISO 14001 and 150001: Energy and Environmental Management systems and is an ESOS lead auditor. Stan also brings specialist knowledge gained through working with large city law firms.