We are living through a full-blown climate emergency.

To achieve the much-desired and necessary decarbonisation, businesses in all sectors must set ambitious targets to reduce their carbon footprints. PLMJ wants to be part of the solution and is implementing a series of measures to achieve carbon neutrality in our operations by 2030. We are doing this through a combination of reduction, removal and offsetting actions.


Managing our energy consumption is a priority for PLMJ and the main factor in choosing our offices.

Our headquarters in Lisbon are LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and sustainable on different levels, from design and construction to maintenance and operation.

The Porto office, located in Porto Office Park, was the first building in the Iberian Peninsula to obtain "Excellent" in BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) certification. This is a standard committed to the principles of well-being, circularity and carbon footprint reduction.

Management of resources, waste and recycling

We want to make a conscious use of resources and ensure that we have a sustainable approach not only to our choice of materials, but also in the way we manage our waste.

Our policies include:

  • Not using plastic or other disposable materials in our, break rooms, kitchens and restaurant.
  • Significant reduction in printed promotional materials
  • Preferred use of recycled paper
  • Use of standard settings on printers to help reduce paper usage
  • Various collection points and recycling training

Business travel

Law firms traditionally have a high number of physical business trips. We always want to be close to our clients and advances in technology have brought us new ways to ensure this closeness and collaboration. Our aim is to ensure we only travel when necessary and prioritise the lowest carbon options wherever possible.

Commuting is another important factor in our carbon footprint and our flexible working policy translates into a potential reduction in office travel of around 40%. In addition, the Lisbon and Porto buildings are equipped with chargers to encourage the use of electric cars.

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