Sus­taina­bi­li­ty at NIEHAUSPARTNER

The respon­si­ble and careful use of resour­ces is part of NIEHAUSPARTNER’s cor­po­ra­te stra­tegy. In order to imple­ment this inten­ti­on, we have imple­men­ted pro­ces­ses to make the use of resour­ces measurable.

Sus­taina­bi­li­ty pro­ces­ses and eco­no­mic acti­vi­ties are moni­to­red in the three rele­vant are­as of eco­no­my, eco­lo­gy and social affairs (ESG report­ing) and read­jus­ted in the event of unde­si­ra­ble deve­lo­p­ments. In the fol­lo­wing, we will go into more detail on the par­ti­cu­lar­ly rele­vant topic com­ple­xes of the indi­vi­du­al areas.


We have opti­mi­zed our pro­ces­ses for com­pli­ance with inde­pen­dence, anti-cor­rup­ti­on, pre­ven­ti­on of money laun­de­ring, ter­ro­rist finan­cing and anti-com­pe­ti­ti­ve beha­vi­or and are the­r­e­fo­re in a posi­ti­on to com­ply with pro­fes­sio­nal regu­la­ti­ons effi­ci­ent­ly and com­pre­hen­si­ve­ly. Employees are regu­lar­ly made awa­re of pos­si­ble con­flicts on the­se issues, and clear work pro­ces­ses have been set up that allow any pro­blems to be iden­ti­fied and addres­sed at an ear­ly stage.



We are com­mit­ted to envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion and the sus­tainable use of eco­lo­gi­cal resour­ces and have taken num­e­rous pre­cau­ti­ons for this. When making new purcha­ses, eco­lo­gi­cal aspects are always taken into account when making invest­ment decis­i­ons. We are incre­asing­ly digi­tiz­ing our inter­nal and exter­nal com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on and have alre­a­dy been able to signi­fi­cant­ly redu­ce our paper con­sump­ti­on as a result. In the cour­se of the coro­na pan­de­mic and the cont­act rest­ric­tions asso­cia­ted with it, many employees also took advan­ta­ge of the home office opti­on offe­red, which led to a reduc­tion in trips — the use of this offer has estab­lished its­elf bey­ond the coro­na pan­de­mic. Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on with cli­ents has also beco­me incre­asing­ly digi­ti­zed in this con­text, so that our law firm now com­ple­tes many appoint­ments via digi­tal plat­forms, ther­eby redu­cing the CO2 foot­print. In cases whe­re per­so­nal pre­sence on site is neces­sa­ry, we attach gre­at importance to an envi­ron­men­tal­ly fri­end­ly jour­ney, which is why seve­ral e‑cars have been purcha­sed and char­ging faci­li­ties for e‑cars have been crea­ted. In addi­ti­on, we use co-working spaces both at our main loca­ti­on and, if neces­sa­ry, with our natio­nal cli­ents. We cover part of our power sup­p­ly with pho­to­vol­taic sys­tems instal­led on the com­pa­ny roofs. In addi­ti­on, we only use green elec­tri­ci­ty from our ener­gy supplier.

At the begin­ning of 2023, we expan­ded our office accoun­ting to include CO2-rele­vant infor­ma­ti­on or CO2-equi­va­lent infor­ma­ti­on and are the­r­e­fo­re plan­ning to draw up a CO2 balan­ce on a scope 2 dimen­si­on for the first time in 2023. We have instal­led tech­ni­cal devices for this and added new boo­king para­me­ters. We use the GHG Pro­to­col as a stan­dard for crea­ting green­house gas balan­ces. Our medi­um-term goal is to be a CO2-neu­tral company.


As part of the coro­na pan­de­mic, all employees, unless they had alre­a­dy done so, were tech­ni­cal­ly equip­ped so that they could work from home. During the cont­act rest­ric­tions, they were also encou­ra­ged to coor­di­na­te with each other, so that only one employee was pre­sent per office at a time. The­se mea­su­res enab­led us to keep infec­tions at a low level over­all, so that all work could be com­ple­ted on time, even under the dif­fi­cult con­di­ti­ons. Due to the increased digi­tiza­ti­on initia­ted during this time, all employees can con­ti­nue to be offe­red the oppor­tu­ni­ty for hybrid work in the future.

As part of the company’s inter­nal health manage­ment sys­tem, new, ener­gy-saving moni­tors that are ergo­no­mic­al­ly moun­ted using bra­ckets were purcha­sed for all work­places. We also offer employees the oppor­tu­ni­ty to take advan­ta­ge of fit­ness offers at a reasonable pri­ce as part of a com­pa­ny cooperation.

Oppor­tu­ni­ties for exchan­ging infor­ma­ti­on are regu­lar­ly offe­red within the com­pa­ny so that employees can exch­an­ge infor­ma­ti­on with their col­le­agues on various spe­cia­list topics and thus enga­ge in know­ledge sha­ring. All employees also have access to trai­ning docu­ments and pro­cess descrip­ti­ons. In addi­ti­on to the pos­si­bi­li­ty of atten­ding exter­nal events and online semi­nars, experts are also invi­ted for in-house trai­ning. We also sup­port our employees with fur­ther trai­ning pro­jects for pro­fes­sio­nal deve­lo­p­ment and diver­si­fi­ca­ti­on. The recruit­ment cri­te­ria for new hires are exclu­si­ve­ly pro­fes­sio­nal skills, social skills and per­so­nal sui­ta­bi­li­ty. Gen­der, natio­na­li­ty, eth­nic ori­gin, reli­gi­on or ideo­lo­gy, disa­bi­li­ty, age and sexu­al ori­en­ta­ti­on con­tri­bu­te to the diver­si­ty and wealth of per­spec­ti­ves at the law firm and enrich our com­pa­ny. The com­pa­ti­bi­li­ty of work and fami­ly is also very important to us. Thanks to flat hier­ar­chies and an open-door poli­cy, employees can imple­ment fle­xi­ble work solu­ti­ons and thus have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to react spon­ta­neous­ly to unplan­ned events. A working atmo­sphe­re that is free of pre­ju­di­ce and tre­ats every employee with respect and app­re­cia­ti­on is the­r­e­fo­re a mat­ter of cour­se for us.

Sus­taina­bi­li­ty Consulting

Sus­tainable com­pa­nies are alre­a­dy achie­ving hig­her com­pa­ny values ​​on the capi­tal mar­ket. Sus­taina­bi­li­ty is alre­a­dy pay­ing off for you and will be a cen­tral fac­tor for your pro­fi­ta­bi­li­ty in the future. As a future-ori­en­ted audi­ting com­pa­ny, we would be hap­py to sup­port you in the trans­for­ma­ti­on to a sus­tainable com­pa­ny and would be hap­py to advi­se you on all key questions!

Hen­rik Evers