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Green Initiatives

7.5 / 10

(based on 62 ratings in 2015)

2015

"Printing reduction and recycling are big initiatives throughout the building, as well as lighting on PIRs."
Graduate Building Surveyor, London
"The office is pretty 'green' with chiller beams, ground source heating, rainwater harvesting (no air con so it can get stuffy in the summer). There is a big drive to reduce driving mileage by lift sharing, using trains etc."
Graduate Civil Engineer, Bristol
"Funding is providing for cycle to work and car sharing schemes."
Graduate Structural Engineer,
"Green initiatives are at the forefront of everything Atkins does, from counting our carbon footprint to designing carbon neutral buildings."
Graduate Business Trainee, Birmingham
"There are several initiatives in place and for roll-out in the near future, including driving carbon footprint reduction at every office."
Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Rotherham
"Atkins does try to reduce its carbon footprint, and driving for work is actively discouraged (in favour of public transport), and four free bus routes are put on to reach the office."
Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Bristol
"The organisation is actively involved in energy projects in the renewable sector. It supports recycling and its newer buildings are designed to minimise carbon footprint."
Graduate Engineer, Bristol
"We have the RACE2 programme which encourages the office as a whole to be more careful regarding energy usage."
Graduate Project Manager, Nottingham

2014

"The company provides a free bus service to employees and encourage cyclists by being accommodating with showers, lockers, bike racks, bike supplies, etc. We also have events to promote green initiatives, where one employee won an iPad."
Graduate, Bristol
"As an industry leader, my company place a lot of effort into sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint. There are regular staff notices that advise best practice in sustainable working and reducing your own carbon footprint in order to reduce the environmental impact of the business as a whole."
Graduate, Birmingham
"As an engineer, sustainability is present in every project. We also take this forward in our offices with a yearly competition called RACE, and this looks at how to reduce our 'footprint' with great success."
Graduate, London
"There is a focus on energy efficiency in offices, and trying to encourage more environmentally friendly transport for business trips."
Graduate, Reading
"Offices are generally well kitted out to reduce carbon footprint."
Midlevel, Bristol
"The company has worked extensively on developing communication software to minimise the need for face-to-face meetings and allow better and more effective use of tele-conferencing and electronic sharing of data and information. Where necessary, employees are encouraged to use trains/public transport over cars. Plus, bike-to-work initiatives are encouraged and easy to apply for."
Graduate, Stockton
"Environmentally conscious working is always encouraged, with bus services available to travel to local client offices rather than everyone taking cars. There's free travel cards available for local bus services in the mornings and evenings for commuting, and a "bike to work" scheme to get money towards buying a bike to commute with."
Graduate, Bristol
"We recycle and are encouraged to car share."
Graduate, Cardiff
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