Law Firm Leads the Way with Inaugural ESG Report

Al Tamimi & Company has released its first-ever Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report. The report details the firm’s sustainability initiatives that were carried out during 2023. The report highlights the outcomes of the company’s efforts, which include reducing carbon emissions, promoting diversity and inclusion programs, offering pro bono legal services, and supporting local communities.

One of the key highlights of the report is the firm’s dedication to sustainability, which is apparent through various environmental initiatives implemented across its regional offices. Al Tamimi & Company’s commitment to support for local businesses and communities is demonstrated as it saved 3,393 trees through these initiatives and increased spending on procurement from local suppliers by 25%, compared to the previous year.

The company’s commitment to community engagement is evident in its 32% increase in legal pro bono hours and more than a 100% increase in volunteering hours in 2023. The report also highlights the company’s efforts in promoting diversity and equal opportunity, with an increase in female representation in both workforce and leadership positions. The company has seen an expansion in the overall number of partners, with a significant rise in the percentage of female partners, indicating a long-term and continuous effort to improve gender diversity within the leadership. The proportion of women in the workforce has increased by over 11%, making up 46% of the total organization. Women are also increasingly occupying senior and middle management positions, accounting for over 36% of these roles.

“Al Tamimi & Company has always been committed to making ethically sound decisions that drive progress, create lasting impact, and deliver responsible business practices. This commitment has been embedded into the culture of the firm since we first opened our doors over three decades ago,” said Essam Al Tamimi, Chairman of Al Tamimi & Company.

“The ESG Report highlights the initiatives we have undertaken to reduce our carbon footprint, support local communities, and promote diversity and equal opportunity. We believe that by integrating sustainability with legal expertise, we can make a positive impact on society and help build a sustainable future.” Concluded Essam Al Tamimi.

Jody Waugh, Managing Partner at Al Tamimi & Company said:

“The report highlights our commitment to upholding the highest standards of leadership and governance and marks a significant milestone in the firm’s journey towards sustainability and responsible business practices. Our ESG commitment sits at the core of our operations to ensure ethical conduct, transparency, and accountability throughout all levels of the organization. In 2023 we launched a robust ESG strategy and using the framework set out in our strategy we will continue to strive to lead by example”.

Al Tamimi & Company’s ESG strategy aligns with the firm’s overall corporate strategy and values. With a focus on measurable, time-bound goals, the firm is dedicated to ensuring accountability and driving meaningful progress towards sustainability. The firm’s strategy has been developed around the leading sustainability standards, such as the Global Goals, the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, and The Chancery Lane Project.

The firm’s ESG Vision is “Committed to making ethically sound decisions that drive progress, create lasting impact and deliver responsible business practices”. Al Tamimi & Company remains steadfast in its dedication to sustainability and looks forward to continuing its journey towards becoming the region’s foremost sustainable law firm.