North East based law firm, Sweeney Miller Law, has cemented its commitment to the United Nations’ Race to Zero campaign by joining the SME Climate Hub.


The SME Climate Hub is a non-profit global initiative that empowers small to medium-sized companies to take climate action and build resilient businesses for the future. As part of the commitment, Sweeney Miller Law, and other businesses, have pledged to halve emissions by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by 2050. The team at Sweeney Miller, in fact, are planning to achieve their Net Zero goal five years earlier by 2045!


In order to achieve their goals, the team at Sweeney Miller has made a number of amendments to their every day work to reduce or eliminate their environmental impact, including:

  • Introducing a cycle-to-work scheme for the whole firm
  • Investing in the firm’s IT infrastructure to support flexible working and reduce the need to travel between offices for meetings
  • Encouraging recycling across both offices
  • Sourcing stationery and marketing materials from sustainable suppliers
  • Reducing paper waste and energy consumption
  • Providing Nespresso machines in each office to reduce the need for people to buy hot drinks in single-use packaging.


The team will produce yearly reports to track its progress towards Net Zero. Commenting on the pledge, Partner Damien Todd commented: “We have always been very conscious of our environmental impact as a firm, and joining the SME Climate Hub has helped us to formalise that commitment and give us tangible goals to work towards. It’s also been great to get the whole workforce engaged as we have a common goal to work towards and we can see our progress year on year.”


From its offices in Newcastle and Sunderland, Sweeney Miller Law provides proactive, independent, pragmatic advice to businesses and private clients across England and Wales.


The firm aims to continue to provide an unrivalled service to its existing clients whilst also attracting new clients through its reputation for providing expert legal advice, outstanding service, and exceptional client care.


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