Herbert Smith Freehills

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Herbert Smith Freehills doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 50

Herbert Smith Freehills has a DitchCarbon Score of 50, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is at a midpoint, suggesting there is significant room for improvement. Their current efforts in reducing emissions are halfway to optimal sustainability based on the DitchCarbon scale.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Herbert Smith Freehills is a company in the services sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of very low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Herbert Smith Freehills operates in the United Kingdom, which has a very low carbon intensity rating. This favorable environmental context supports the firm’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their location.

...this company is doing 6.15% better in emissions than the industry average.

Herbert Smith Freehills, founded in 2012 and headquartered in Melbourne, operates in the global professional services industry. As a leading legal services provider, the company offers comprehensive support across various sectors, including energy, finance, government, and technology, through its network of 26 offices worldwide. They prioritize understanding client needs and delivering efficient, reliable services with a focus on innovation and community engagement.

Good news, Herbert Smith Freehills has embraced SBTi commitments

Herbert Smith Freehills has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include both direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy. These targets align with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Herbert Smith Freehills should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources to identify and quantify direct greenhouse gas outputs.

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Our methodology

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