In 2019, Legance launched the “Zero Emissions” project, an internal initiative aimed at raising awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including, in particular, the development of sustainable cities and infrastructures, global warming and promoting sustainable consumption methods.

The project aims to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the various offices to zero, via environmental compensation projects and rationalisation of energy expenditure.

In 2022 Legance became a carbon neutral law firm, offsetting all emissions produced in 2021 and achieving carbon neutrality certification.

The ambitious objectives sought have involved an analysis, which first saw the preparation of an analysis model, the collection of analytical data, and lastly an analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the Firm, which made it possible to define its carbon footprint.

The data collected has been certified according to UNI EN ISO 14064 – 1 by RINA Service S.p.A. – in order to guarantee the complete reliability and transparency of the processes used and of the results obtained.

More than half of the 2019 certified emissions have been offset through the involvement in the Mato Grosso reforestation project in Brazil, in the municipality of Costa Rica which, in addition to restoring the native “savannah” forest, has made it possible to create a biological corridor for animals. The remainder has been compensated through the involvement in a GFS (Gestione Forestale Sostenibile) project in northern Italy, to improve forestry techniques with increased carbon stock and ecosystem services.

Given the successful outcome, the “Legance Zero Emissions” has also been extended to the Rome office by 2021.

The full amount of CO2 emissions produced in 2021 have been offset through the involvement in the Burgos Wind Project, a wind power generation project, contributing to the construction and operation of the largest wind farm in the Philippines.

In 2022 and 2023, the full amount of CO2 produced have been offset through the involvement respective in a project of operation, upgrading and maintenance of a 200 TPD composting plant in Okhla (Delhi), India, and in the Cordillera Azul National Park REDD Project to protect a large, intact expanse of lower-montane forest remaining in Peru.