About Herbert Smith Freehills

As one of the world’s leading law firms, we advise many of the largest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. With over 5,000 people, including 3,100 lawyers and over 2,000 business services professionals, operating from our global network of offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice.

We recognise that the success of our business and our clients relies on the skills, knowledge and ideas of all our people. Our environment is one in which high performance is expected, in return, we will provide you with rewards and opportunities tailored to your personal and professional goals.


Key Responsibilities: 

Data & Reporting

  • Manage timely environmental reporting from global office manager community for various external disclosures
  • Point of contact for external consultants regarding production of environmental data
  • Manage any relevant data gathering required (eg, employee commute survey)
  • Conduct gap analysis on reporting processes and working with Senior Sustainability Manager to identify solutions across regions
  • Deliver interrogation of quantitive data (excel) for both overarching sustainability and supporting other workstreams under this banner (sustainable procurement, business travel etc)
  • Provide key delivery partners (travel team, procurement) with data support when required



  • Work with local Office Managers and Green champions on the firm’s delivery of the Global Sustainability Strategy & Goals
  • Grow the sustainability/green champions network across the firm, run events and initiatives through the champions
  • Support for environment week and other ad hoc comms. Ensuring content received in timely fashion and support with content creation where required
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to create engaging storytelling for internal and external publications
  • Supporting embedding and uptake of initiatives across jurisdictions and balancing the differing regulations
  • Support completion of client requests, internal and external reporting
  • Working with procurement to support our supplier engagement process including developing an engagement approach for in depth supplier interaction
  • Understanding and supporting with opportunities and challenges in different jurisdictions – bringing knowledge on, supporting with new directives



  • Provide research to support strategy development
  • Working under the direction of the Senior Sustainability Manager to help shape our Climate Transition Plans


Key Internal Relationships:   

  • Responsible Business, Procurement, Travel teams.
  • Global Sustainability Champions
  • Internal and External Communication teams
  • Global Office Managers


Key External Relationships:   

  • Carbon consultants
  • Emissions platform provider
  • Travel Management Companies
  • Ratings agencies (Ecovadis etc)
  • External Initiatives (UNGC, LSA, NZLA, Heart of the City)


Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • 2-3 years in a sustainability related role
  • An understanding of and previous exposure to corporate sustainability reporting and data collection
  • Excellent data analytics and numeracy skills
  • Ability to practically apply emissions reporting knowledge
  • Strong Excel and Database management knowledge
  • Strong organisational and project management abilities
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement, previous global exposure a benefit

Diversity & Inclusion

At Herbert Smith Freehills you will be part of a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are our differentiator. People at our firm come from a range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of experiences and perspectives to their work with us. We strive to ensure that our inclusive environment means you feel valued and able to perform at your best by being your authentic self at work. We know that our future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on our people feeling highly engaged in meaningful work.

We understand that you have commitments and personal interests outside of work and we strive to create a working environment based on mutual trust and respect, in which you can perform at your best whilst maintaining sustainable balance across your life.