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Mannheimer Swartling signs pledge for greener arbitrations

Mannheimer Swartling is the first Swedish law firm to sign “The Green Pledge” – eight guiding principles for more environmentally friendly arbitration procedures.

The Campaign for Greener Arbitrations seeks to raise awareness of the significant carbon footprint of the arbitration community. The Campaign works with all relevant players to promote best practice in managing arbitrations in a sustainable way. The commitment includes using digital alternatives to printing and travel, where possible, as well as choosing suppliers and service providers who are committed to reducing their environmental footprint and offsetting carbon emissions for any arbitration-related travel.

– The firm is already committed to environmental and climate work, so signing The Green Pledge was a natural step, says Azadeh Razani, partner in the firm’s dispute resolution group and member of the firm’s internal climate group that works strategically with environmental and climate issues at Mannheimer Swartling.

– We aim to halve our climate footprint by 50 percent by 2030, from a 2018 base year. Initiatives like The Green Pledge provide a great opportunity for us to think about and review some of our routines – what can we change to contribute to greener arbitrations and to ultimately achieve our goal?, says Jan Dernestam, Managing Partner at Mannheimer Swartling.

Read more about The Green Pledge here.

Read more about the firm’s commitment under the Paris Agreement here.

For more information, please contact:
Jan Dernestam, Managing Partner

+46 70 977 73 48,

Helena Sjöholm, Head of Marketing and Communications
+46 70 977 79 34,


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