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The ESG Agenda

How Brazil is progressing in relation to environmental, social and governance issues 

The Path Toward Sustainable Development

As we support companies with facing the climate emergency, we have been stepping up our environmental commitments as we head down the path toward sustainable development. Each year since 2019, we have prepared a comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory (covering scopes 1, 2, and 3) to identify our primary sources of emissions and opportunities to reduce them. 

Prepared in accordance with the GHG Protocol, our GHG inventory is used to map out necessary measures for reducing emissions – for example, by acquiring Renewable Energy Certificates (I-REC) for scope 2 emissions, we are able to prove our use of renewable energy.

Emissions that cannot be reduced are offset using carbon credits from projects approved under the Compromisso com o Clima (‘Commitment to Climate’) program, which facilitates its supporters’ carbon offsetting efforts.

Mattos Filho is currently working with a specialist consultancy to develop the firm’s long-term decarbonization plan. 

Moreover, we continue to strengthen strategic alliances with various institutions to promote sustainable development. 


Chambers Brazil Awards
Environment & Sustainability: Outstanding Firm

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Our Commitments & Actions

Net Zero Lawyers Alliance

We are the only firm in Latin America to have joined this alliance. Together with over 30 leading law firms in other countries, we are committed to achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In 2023, we strengthened our practices and strategies, including lawyer training programs and legal services aligned with a low-carbon economy.

Business Ambition for 1.5°C

We joined the UN’s Our Only Future campaign, pledging to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050 across three scopes: direct firm emissions, indirect firm emissions, and emissions stemming from our professionals and supply chains.

Net Zero Ambition Movement

We have committed to annually disclosing our GHG inventory and reducing our emissions in accordance the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) criteria. Our goal is to collectively reduce two gigatons of CO2 in cumulative emissions by 2030.

Commitment to Climate Program

We are the only representative from the legal sector to join this program, which unites companies to support and raise awareness of socio-environmental projects for carbon offsetting, promoting a low-carbon economy.


Our partnership with Brazilian recycling center YouGreen resulted in over 2,000 tonnes of waste being recycled in 2023.