March 22, 2021 - News about the firm

Mannheimer Swartling will contribute to the Paris Agreement with Science Based Targets

Mannheimer Swartling takes another step in its environmental work by joining the Science Based Targets Initiative, SBTi. The firm will set scientifically based targets to help curb global temperature rise to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C in line with the Paris Agreement.

In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that global warming must not exceed 1.5°C to avoid the catastrophic impacts of climate change. The SBTi is a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature, driving ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling companies to set science-based emissions reduction targets.

"We take pride in our climate and environmental work. The firm was early in our field to become ISO 14001 certified. With SBTi, we are now taking the next big step. Companies that take responsible action and set ambitious goals today will lead the development of tomorrow. We hope that us joining the SBTi will have a positive impact on our entire industry sector", says Jan Dernestam, Managing Partner at Mannheimer Swartling.

Participating in the initiative is a five step process. Mannheimer Swartling undertakes to set SBT for the business. After that, the firm has 24 months to develop its targets and receive an independent assessment and approval from SBTi. The firm then will announce its targets, report company-wide emissions and progress against targets on an annual basis.

Read more about the Science Based Targets Initiative here.

For more information, please contact Jan Dernestam (+46 709 777 348) or Helena Sjöholm, Head of Marketing and Communications (+46 709 777 934).