Aims and objectives

Our Mission

To facilitate collaboration and sharing between UK-based law firms in order to support them in taking action to improve the environmental sustainability of their operations and activities.

 

Strategic Aims

  1. To enhance LSA impact and influence across the legal sector
  2. To lead the debate on environmentally sustainable business practice from the law firm perspective
  3. To support, encourage and engage with the widest group of law firms by expanding LSA membership
  4. To embed good practice on environmental sustainability (including carbon reduction) through measurement and reporting

 

Objectives to achieve strategic aims

Strategic aim 1: To enhance LSA impact and influence across the legal sector

Objectives:

  • Increase LSA profile across legal sector through enhanced profile and greater strategic leadership to increase influence within sector and with other professional sectors
  • Raise awareness of climate change and the urgent need for action across the legal sector
  • Support the profession in capitalising on emerging business opportunities

 

Strategic aim 2: To lead the debate on environmentally sustainable business practice from the law firm perspective

Objectives:

  • Provide opportunities for the legal sector to collectively respond to climate change risks and address issues of sustainability
  • Use our influence to raise awareness and prompt action outside the profession
  • Redefine the LSA Principles to ensure they are relevant and achievable
  • To lead a shift from reporting to embedding sustainability in law firms

 

Strategic aim 3: To support, encourage and engage with the widest group of law firms through an expanding LSA membership

Objectives:

  • Increase the scope and reach of LSA offer to ensure its relevant to LSA member firms
  • Improve the support and advice available to members to encourage them to become involved
  • Improve two-way communication with existing and potential LSA members and key stakeholders

 

Strategic aim 4: To embed good practice on environmental sustainability (including carbon reduction) through measurement and reporting

Objectives:

  • To support wider take up of measurement and reporting by smaller firms
  • To evidence the business case for carbon reduction to make it a head not heart decision
  • Enable solicitors and law firms to adopt low carbon and environmentally sustainable 
business practices