- CLT envirolaw is a niche sustainability and business and human rights consultancy. We harness our legal expertise to provide specialist advice, training and resources to organisations seeking strategic or operational change in line with their business objectives.
- We help organisations achieve legal compliance and develop best practice in sustainability and business and human rights.
- Our clients vary from small companies to FTSE 100 companies. Many are in the UK but we have also worked for businesses across Europe, the Middle East, and South Africa.
- Our projects have ranged from advising on, developing, and implementing sustainability and human rights policies to assisting on supply chain management, including sustainable procurement, and embedding sustainable management systems and legal compliance processes.
CLT envirolaw has worked successfully with a range of large organisations. We have assisted clients in anything from developing a sustainability policy to the full blown implementation of a comprehensive sustainability standard.
Our size means we truly value our clients and can work flexibly to fulfil their range of sustainability objectives.
Below are some examples of questions that we are able to develop solutions for, supported by brief case studies demonstrating our credentials
For further information on our distinguishers and our approach see Why use us?
- How can adopting a sustainable management system deliver substantial value and savings to organisations?
CLT envirolaw has worked with UBM Live to plan and implement their sustainable events management system. This achieved external certification under ISO20121 for over 5 of their exhibitions globally and also for their UK and Dutch headquarters. The result of implementing this system has embedded sustainability across their operations, resulting in significant savings and a ROI. The creation of a sustainability legal register has helped not only to demonstrate legal compliance but as a tool used in the strategic analysis of the division’s business decisions. Adopting a more strategic approach to the implementation of the management system has added value to the process, ensuring that it has not become a ‘tick box’ type of exercise.
- How can CLT envirolaw assist with a sustainability gap analysis, benchmarking sustainability reports and sustainability reporting?
CLT envirolaw has worked with a FTSE 250 global company and one of its divisions in assessing how its sustainability report can be improved. We benchmarked the practices of the division’s activities against those of their main competitors, setting out where improvements could be made to gain competitive advantage.
We have also carried out a sustainability gap analysis for the FSB, the financial regulator in South Africa, providing a roadmap for them to start implementing sustainable practices, including drafting their sustainability report.
- How can internal engagement and bespoke training on sustainability issues help embed sustainability principles into an organisation?
CLT envirolaw worked with the Millennium stadium to deliver bespoke training to their senior management team and employees on what ‘sustainability’ meant to them in the context of the organisation’s objectives and their own jobs. The workshop was interactive and participants were guided through exercises to help them understand the subject matter. It facilitated a mind-set change towards embedding the principles of sustainable development.
We are currently working with the RFU on employee engagement and collaborating to produce an insightful report on a range of employees’ understanding of how ‘sustainability’ fits within the organisation’s values and the implementation of ISO 20121.
- How can companies create a human rights policy and due diligence procedures to comply with the UN Guiding principles on business and human rights?
Under the UN guiding principles, companies are encouraged to develop a human rights policy statement and develop a due diligence procedure to implement the policy. We worked with UBM Live and engaged members of UBM’s corporate, legal and auditing departments to create their human rights policy and a robust and practical due diligence procedure. This strengthened their sustainability framework policy and created practical means for their lawyers to implement relevant legal requirements in their merger and acquisition documentations. It also served as a means to educate the commercial department on non-financial risks and how to identify key risk countries.
- How can reviewing procurement processes to include sustainability criteria help manage supply chain issues?
Working with Brighton and Hove Albion Football club in the development of their sustainability management system under ISO 20121, CLT envirolaw saw addressing supply chain management as a key issue to improving the sustainability principles of the club and as a means to save costs and drive value by addressing sustainability issues in their tenders. We helped to produce a guide on sustainable procurement for the commercial team. We also also reviewed and drafted specific clauses for their tender documents. This work is ongoing.
“After approaching Colleen with regards to providing bespoke training for
the Welsh Rugby Union and the Millennium Stadium in sustainability, we discussed our needs and she put together a training package tailed towards
our goals. Colleen delivered the training to our staff with great success and the outcome generated knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm within all of the
staff which was instrumental in our move towards BS8901 and subsequently ISO20121.”