Organisation Category: Professional
Chapman Tripp is a dynamic and innovative commercial law firm at the leading edge of legal practice in New Zealand. With 55 partners and 400 staff across offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, the firm supports clients to succeed across industry, commerce and government.
The firm is known as the ‘go to’ for complex, business-critical strategic mandates across the full spectrum of corporate and commercial law. Chapman Tripp’s expertise covers mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency, Māori business, litigation and dispute resolution, employment, health and safety, government and public law, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, media and telecommunications, real estate and construction, energy, environmental and natural resources, and tax.
The firm is a member of the Sustainable Business Council and belongs in The Aotearoa Circle, a unique partnership of public and private sector leaders, focused on the pursuit of sustainable prosperity and reversing the decline of New Zealand’s natural resources. Chapman Tripp actively contributes to the Sustainable Finance Forum’s report and roadmap on how New Zealand can move to a more sustainable financial system.
Chapman Tripp’s sustainability strategy encompasses four key workstreams: contributing to the community, giving back through pro bono work, being a responsible employer, and working sustainably.
Chapman Tripp meets the requirements of Toitū’s carbonreduce® certification having measured its greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with ISO 14064-1:2006. The firm is committed to managing and reducing its emissions and has developed a greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) management plan and reduction targets.
Excluding obvious carbon emission reductions shared across multiple organisations due to COVID-19 lockdowns and reduced air travel, since a recording of 1,129.00 tCO2e in the year-ending 30 November 2018, Chapman Tripp has continued in its development of specific goals related to environmental sustainability and has recorded total emissions of 946.18 tCO2e as at 30 November 2019, and 379.65 tCO2e as at 30 November 2020. This is a 66% reduction in total carbon emissions since the end of 2018.
- Clean Energy-Energy Efficiency
- Smart Procurement-Supply Chains
- Smart Transport
- Towards Zero Waste
In 2007, Chapman Tripp established Project Footprint, a working group focused on driving awareness of the firm's environmental impacts and what it can do to minimise them. Identifying numerous ways Chapman Tripp can make a positive difference, Project Footprint’s initiatives include carefully considering the firms needs and methods of business travel, reducing food waste, recycling paper throughout its offices, as well as providing regular internal communications encouraging its people to be mindful of the firm’s environmental impact and how everyone can all work in a more sustainable way.
Being connected to its community and environment is part of Chapman Tripp’s DNA – and has been for over 100 years. The firm is proud to play an active role within the communities in which it works, providing funding, legal skills and time to make a difference. Chapman Tripp’s focus is supporting youth and education, charitable entities and social business initiatives, and a flourishing arts community in Aotearoa New Zealand. The firm has formal partnerships with four community organisations: BLAKE, Creative HQ, First Foundation, and New Zealand Opera.Awards and Certifications: Enviro-Mark
Listing last updated 22/08/2017