Green Initiatives

8.5 / 10

(based on 16 ratings in 2017)

2017

"Ashfords has a good history of environmental awareness with the implementation of recycling and other measures, including our very own bee population."
Newly qualified solicitor, Bristol
"Quite high I believe. There are always green initiatives on the go in relation to the pond, the beehives and even the falcon that comes by to scare off the pigeons!"
First year trainee, Exeter/Tiverton
"We have an active green initiatives committee that has put a lot of effort into trying to reduce our carbon footprint. The firm has pushed recycling initiatives, engaged in the cycle to work scheme and keeps beehives."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"We have a number of green initiatives including liftsharing (and designated car parking spaces for those teaming up to work and back), our very own beehives at the Exeter office, which produce a good amount of honey and planting Christmas trees outside in the hope they will be useful year on year!"
First year trainee, Exeter
"There is a CSR committee that works on green initiatives along with other CSR related activities."
Newly qualified solicitor, Taunton, Somerset
"The firm has a zero waste to landfill initiative and the CSR committee is currently looking at new initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint including monitoring mileage etc. We have a beehive in the Exeter office and have just dug a pond to encourage wildlife in the area."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The firm is very green-focused with various initiatives including keeping beehives and having no bins under desks."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The firm has bee keeping facilities in several offices and a pond in the Exeter office. However, there is still a lot of paper wastage in the firm."
First year trainee, Taunton

2016

"We are a member of the Go Green initiative run by Low Carbon Southwest. We have recently introduced a waste saving and recycling initiative involving removing under desk bins and requiring all staff to use central recycling points. We have won awards as a result of this. The CSR group is committed to continuing its efforts to make the firm a greener entity. We have also invested in a number of bee hives which are tended to by staff."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Ashfords is a very environmentally conscious firm."
First year trainee, Exeter
"The firm has a huge focus on green initiatives, with recycling and focus groups set up to reduce waste and our very own beehive."
First year trainee, Exeter
"The firm has a good recycling policy and bins under desks have recently been removed to reduce waste and promote recycling."
Second year trainee, London
"E-filing is gradually making its way through the firm. Strong CSR policy supporting recycling and bees."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"We have our own beehives and bat boxes!"
First year trainee, Exeter
"The firms CSR group does have green initiatives, eg office plants and a cycle to work scheme."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"Ashfords takes its CSR very seriously. However, in the Exeter office especially, more could be done in this respect."
First year trainee, Exeter

2015

"The firm has a green corporate social responsibility group who discuss and implement initiatives, including recycling, planting fruit trees, building bug boxes and even keeping bees."
First year trainee, Exeter
"The firm has a high commitment to reducing carbon footprint and an active corporate social responsibility committee. This is in line with the concerns of many of our clients (we are a leader for renewable sources). We have our own bees."
First year trainee, Exeter
"Recycling initiatives are regularly pushed. The offices are supposed to be paperless. Staff are offered the opportunity to take part in a bike purchase scheme to reduce carbon emissions from commuting."
First year trainee, Exeter
"The Bristol office are particularly committed to this, in my opinion, having recently chosen to join "GO Green" which is part of Bristol as the European Green Capital 2015. This involves looking at different aspects of the firm's impact on the environment in order to improve. We have also recently removed all desk bins, favouring central general and recycling bins which has seen a 50% reduction in general waste and double the amount of recycling."
First year trainee, Bristol

2014

"The firm has a dedicated green group with the aim of reducing the firms carbon footprint and develops various green initiatives."
First year trainee, Exeter
"Our firm has a CSR green focus group. As an example, we have just received an email to let us know that we will be introducing bee hives into the Exeter office as part of Ashfords green CSR."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"A 'Green Group' has been set up to focus specifically on this area."
First year trainee, Exeter
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