Sustainability

The current environmental context dictates that the public and private sectors work cooperatively to ensure operations that are sustainable and that build an awareness of the environmental and social impacts of these activities. Troutman Sanders has worked with some of the early pioneers of the sustainability movement, helping companies assess their operations and implement strategies for achieving sustainability.

We are adept at answering our clients’ questions regarding whether and how to report sustainability. We also manage the inherent risks that result from the absence of uniform definitions and standards, as well as the heightened scrutiny of sustainability information by customers and investors. This is particularly true for companies with lengthy supply chains that include overseas operations.

Representative Experience

  • Advised clients on the preparation of corporate social responsibility and sustainability reports, including design, metrics and legal disclosure obligations.
  • Coordinated training programs for clients on voluntary sustainability reporting standards (e.g., Global Reporting Initiative).
  • Advised clients on the implications of the Sustainability Accounting Standard Board on securities disclosure.
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