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Interlaw's Taiwan Member Commits to Net Zero by 2030
Winkler Partners, Interlaw's strategic partner in Taiwan, is joining over 500 certified B Corporations around the world committing to accelerate the reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions to reach a 1.5 degree trajectory leading to net zero by the year 2030.
This commitment is 20 years ahead of the 2050 targets set in the Paris Agreement and includes the firm's Scope 1, 2 and most relevantly, Scope 3 emissions. The commitment is being made public at COP25, the UN Climate Change Conference being held in Madrid, Spain.
Partner, Peter Dernbach, said: "At Winkler Partners, we are always looking for ways to reduce our negative impact on the environment. We have been moving to reduce our carbon footprint for years, and in 2019 we joined over 500 B Corps around the world in committing to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030--twenty years ahead of the target set in the Paris Agreement."
"Businesses can and should be part of the solution to these global problems, and we are excited to be a part of this community of people using business as a force for good," he added.
For many years Winkler Partners has taken the initiative to lower its negative impact on the natural environment. Since 2004, the firm has worked to reduce its energy consumption, lower the amount of waste it produces and looks for sustainable ways to operate its business.
More recently, in 2017 Winkler Partners installed solar panels to meet approximately 18% of its energy needs and began offsetting the emissions of its international travel, which accounts for approximately 50% of the firm's total emissions.
In 2019 the firm planted 3,555 trees with the carbon storage potential roughly equivalent to its 2018 carbon footprint.