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Environment program

Hogan Lovells’ Environment program is embedded in the fabric of the firm. It is part of our larger Citizenship effort, through which we work to influence change for a better understanding of how we consume resources and how we can limit that consumption. As a modern global legal practice, we recognize our responsibility to carry out our business in a sustainable way.

Our Environment Committees around the world are working to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet ― for this generation and those to come. Each office is encouraged to develop and implement its own Environment initiatives and to share best practices with other offices. We also regularly invite feedback from personnel on which environment projects they feel need to be adopted.

Recognizing that our principal impact stems from our energy use, from the waste we generate, and from our travel and procurement, we have adopted an environmental policy that stresses:

  • Raising internal awareness and education of environmental issues
  • Minimizing energy consumption
  • Minimizing waste
  • Maximizing recycling and reuse
  • Responsible travel
  • Responsible procurement

Hogan Lovells’ U.S. offices formed their National Green Committee in November of 2008 with an initial goal to develop and maintain a measurable “green” program. The committee meets monthly with representation at all levels of the organization, and the meetings are used as a platform to share new ideas and to develop standardized programs. Since 2008, we have accomplished a number of initiatives. Many have been implemented in multiple offices and in some instances, firmwide:

  • Recycling programs (These programs include battery and light bulb recycling as well as mixed paper, glass, plastic, and aluminum. Recycling is also accomplished through donations of gently used office supplies and furniture to local schools.)
  • E-waste program
  • Auto light sensors
  • Implementation of double-sided printer defaults
  • Implementation of compostable and/or recyclable paper products in pantries and cafeterias
  • Use of non-disposable dishware, silverware, and glassware for meetings and programs that take place in our offices
  • Purchase of recycled content office products
  • Low flow toilets and faucets
  • Bike to work program
  • Purchase of an all-electric firm vehicle
  • LEED certified building and offices space in Baltimore and San Francisco