Our aims are set out in an Envrionmental Policy that is shared with all colleagues, with updates on our progress routinely discussed.
Working together, we have set out clear and ambitious targets to further reduce our overall consumption, to minimise wastage and to increase our recycling capacity.
We seek to minimise our consumption by promoting the responsible use of energy among our colleagues and investing in energy-efficient premises, technology and equipment.
Our offices at 1 Friar Street and 24 Thameside are powered by 100% renewable electricity and in the near future will also be heated by 100% green or Carbon offset gas.
We will ensure that we have and display Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) or Energy Performance Reports (EPRs) for our offices, and review these closely to ensure a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of our premises.
We will minimise our consumption by using water responsibly, promoting this among our colleagues, and investing in water-saving sanitary ware, plumbing and appliances.
Paper and printing
We aim to use paper that is recycled or sustainably sourced (i.e. FSC certified) and we encourage colleagues to only print where essential, with double sided black and white printing our default setting.
We also aim to limit our printing and indeed postage by working and communicating electronically wherever possible.
Our printed marketing materials are primarily designed to be used digitally, but when small print runs are required, we will always use FSC certified, recyclable stock.
Waste and recycling
We are committed to minimising our waste output and to efficent and effective recycling. We aim to limit any waste being sent to landfill and our non-recyclable waste is instead directed to a waste for energy plant.
Colleagues in all of our offices are able to recycle a growing range of items, including paper and cardboard, stationery, batteries, toner cartridges, IT and electrical equipment, food packaging and wrappers and drinks cans and bottles.
We seek to identify and purchase the most environmentally friendly and recyclable option when making a purchasing decision and we are committed to significantly reducing and limiting our use of single use plastic.
Our most recent staff survey showed that 93% of colleagues commute via public transport, walking or bicycle. We aim to support this by providing interst free season ticket loans and supporting the Cycle to Work scheme.
We promote the use of video conferencing where practical and in the best interests of our clients, and aim to limit unecessary travel. When travelling between our offices or for appointments, colleagues are encouraged to use public transport or our firm's chosen taxi provider, to reduce the number of cars on our roads.