Cuatrecasas accepts and acknowledges (i) the responsibility to proactively manage the impact of its activity on the environment, and minimize and mitigate the adverse effects; and (ii) the role its services play in fighting climate change and in the transition toward a sustainable economy.
We fulfill these commitments by applying basic principles that govern our internal activity and our legal services, as set out in the Cuatrecasas Environmental Policy.
The firm commits to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and offsetting the emissions not reduced to achieve net zero by 2030.
As the first step toward NetZero carbon emissions, we measured our carbon footprint in the 2019–2021 period using an authorized external agency. The outcome of the analysis confirms that we have reduced GHG emissions by 69%. Our new goal is to reduce our footprint by an additional 15% (in the 2020-2022 period).
The electricity consumed in the Cuatrecasas offices in Spain and Lisbon comes from renewable sources
At least 60% of our office space is LEED certified
Installation of LED lights
Programmed lighting and air conditioning in our main headquarters
Purchase of computer equipment with the energy efficiency certificate
Energy audits and compliance with the Regulation on Thermal Installations in Buildings
Installation of water diffusers in restrooms
Monitoring of Legionnaires’ disease
Installation of water fountains in all the offices and automatic watering of the Madrid and Barcelona office gardens
Use of sustainable paper with Ecolabel, FSC, PEFC and ECF certification, sourced from sustainable forests that meet environmental, social and ethical protection requiements, and using a chlorine-free manufacturing process
Paperless plan with measures to reduce consumption, and configuration, FollowMe to reduce printing. Investment plan for IT devices and programs that foment digitalization, such as the use of two screens
Digitalization of procedures involving high consumption of paper by using electronic billing and digital signatures
Centralized printing and reprographic services
Installation of charging stations for electric vehicles in the Madrid and Barcelona office parking
Free parking for bicycles and electric scooters
Promotion of public transport through flexible compensation
Regular study of environmental conditions in offices: temperature, carbon dioxide and relative humidity
Common waste: separation into different containers according to type to simplify recycling
Shredding and recycling of confidential documents
Plan to eliminate plastic from all offices: by substituting plastic bottles and tableware for other reusable, recyclable and biodegradable materials
Substitution of single-use plastics with 100% biodegradable cups
Hazardous waste: toner cartridges, light bulbs, batteries, and biological waste and medicines from the Medical Service are recycled by authorized companies
Mobile devices are given to a company to be reused and the profit is donated to a social entity
Q-Impact launches second fund for social and environmental SMEs
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