Safeguarding the environment

Safeguarding the environment

We review our environmental impact every year, constantly reassessing our measures to ensure we meet sustainability goals.

Helping to ensure a better tomorrow

We are concerned about pollution and the depletion of natural resources. As such, we feel it is our responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable environment.

As part of this firm-wide commitment, we have begun to take measures to reduce our carbon footprint. These include installing energy saving technology, encouraging our people and clients to use public transport and using IT and telecommunication technology to reduce commuting.

Traditionally, a law firm consumes large amounts of paper. However, by investing in state-of-the-art archiving and a digital work environment, we significantly reduce our paper usage.

Every little bit helps the environment: we reimburse public transport costs to encourage everyone to use it; we sort waste daily; and we run a green ICT programme.

  • Stibbe office building in Amsterdam acquires BREEAM ‘In Use’ certificates

    After gaining BREEAM Excellent New Construction status for our newly-built office in 2016, we are now proud to have been awarded the BREEAM ‘In Use’ Asset Performance, Building Management and Occupier Management certificates, in recognition of our ambition to improve the sustainability of our office building and the way we make use of it.

  • Stibbe assists OXFAM/WWF

    In 2012, we provided advice for the Legal Resource Initiative (LRI) created by Oxfam and the WWF in the preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC), Cancun Summit in Mexico. This included matters in relation to the Kyoto Protocol (KP), public international law, an assessment of the Copenhagen Accord, the Gigaton Gap and the possible consequences between the first KP and the next.

  • Stibbe in Amsterdam CO2 neutral

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    Our Amsterdam office purchased Gold Standard credits with a value of 563 tons of CO2, offsetting its CO2 emissions for 2019. By purchasing Gold
    Standard credits, Stibbe in Amsterdam supports the development of new sustainable technology projects, such as the development of wind parks. Stibbe has selected Gold Standard credits representing a wind-project in Andhra Pradesh (India).

  • The new Stibbe headquarters of Amsterdam meets BREEAM Excellent durability standards

    The new office of 15,000 m2 is designed to facilitate the new way of working at Stibbe and meets BREEAM Excellent durability standards. Eco-friendly aspects of the building include green roofs and a thermal storage system. The eye-catching design of each floor is open and transparent, which creates a sense of freedom and space. From the top floor there are magnificent panoramic views across the city.

    A number of notable technical solutions have been implemented to achieve BREEAM Excellent status.