Firm is Recognized For Environmental Stewardship and Disclosure Practices

BOSTON, MA (Feb. 29, 2024) – Global strategy consultancy L.E.K. Consulting has achieved an “A-” rating in the “climate change” category from sustainability disclosure leader CDP. The rating acknowledges L.E.K.’s robust environmental stewardship and disclosure practices and places the firm among the top professional services firms in the “Leadership” band, signifying it is amongst those who are orchestrating impactful climate action in line with current best practices.

Over 23,000 companies disclosed environmental performance data to CDP in 2023, including 86% of the S&P 500 and 94% of the FTSE 100. Only 17% of companies within the specialized professional services group attained an “A-” score or higher. L.E.K.’s score greatly surpasses the European regional average of “B” and the specialized professional services sector average of “C.”

“The CDP is the world’s most comprehensive sustainability dataset and is recognized as the gold standard for environmental disclosure,” said Clay Heskett, Global Managing Partner. “L.E.K. is delighted with this excellent rating from CDP. Our people and the hard work they do on behalf of L.E.K. and our clients are truly to thank.”  

CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a not-for-profit organization that runs a global disclosure system for companies, investors, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. CDP’s scores encourage entities to disclose relevant information and take meaningful steps to address environmental challenges.

“CDP’s environmental disclosure ratings play a crucial role in promoting responsible environmental practices and recognizing leaders in sustainability efforts,” said John Goddard, Senior Partner and Vice Chair for Sustainability at L.E.K. and head of its Sustainability Centre of Excellence. “This rating marks us as a leading entity in our category.”

News of the rating follows the January announcement that L.E.K. received a Gold rating from sustainability ratings leader EcoVadis. In 2023, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) validated L.E.K.’s ambitious science-based emissions reduction targets to reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, making it the first major global strategy consultancy to have a net-zero target approved by the SBTi. L.E.K. launched its global Sustainability Centre of Excellence in 2021, drawing together expertise and strategic insights from its practices and geographies, to support organizations as they work to meet the urgent challenges of climate change and growing demand for strategic, results-focused sustainability solutions.

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