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Green Initiatives

7.3 / 10

(based on 12 ratings in 2018)


"There is some drive towards this but it's not really on my radar from a work perspective."
Second year trainee, London
"Many (but not all) departments have gone paperless."
Second year trainee, London
"We only print double sided and we try to recycle where possible."
First year trainee, Newcastle
"We are encouraged not to print emails and have online files. Unfortunately, a lot of documents are still printed."
First year trainee, Manchester


"They make strong efforts in the areas of recycling and reducing our energy consumption, both in and out of the office. This includes a cycle to work scheme."
First year trainee, Edinburgh / Glasgow
"There are recycling bins everywhere for paper and other waste."
First year trainee, London
"We get lots of notices and initiatives."
First year trainee, London
"I've been seeing an increased effort around the office recently."
Second year trainee, Liverpool
"This is something the firm is generally good at."
First year trainee, London


"DWF does make efforts to reduce its carbon footprint but seems to value other 'badges of honour' more highly."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"The firm works hard to reduce its carbon footprint."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The firm has ISO ratings and is slowly introducing paperless technology. This has been rolled out in our new London office and I assume this will be filtered to the other offices."
First year trainee, Manchester
"We have environment week and are always publishing ways in which we could be greener."
Second year trainee, Liverpool
"Recycling is encouraged, as is being paperless."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"ISO compliant."
Second year trainee, Edinburgh


"There is a group to support this within the firm, and it actively encourages others."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The firm has attempted to reduce the business miles travelled by car and where possible to arrange meetings via video conference."
Second year trainee, Liveprool
"The firm publishes its results on reducing its carbon footprint through paper shredding, and travel on public transport is encouraged."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"There are posters around the office about energy savings and they have turned down the heating a couple of degrees."
First year trainee, Manchester
"We are striving to become paperless, and there is a strong focus on reducing our carbon footprint with location-wide seminars held on this subject."
Second year trainee, Newcastle
"They are trialling becoming paperless in London with the hope this will be rolled out across all offices in the future."
First year trainee, Liverpool


"Environmental awareness is one of DWF's values and we have various certificates on this."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"The firm operates double sided printing, recycling as well as motion-sensor activated lights to reduce the amount of electricity used."
First year trainee, London
"The firm attempts to reduce its carbon footprint in a number of ways including reducing paper usage and through its travel policy, etc."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"There are a lot of efforts in this area such as flexible working and agile workers who use hot desks in each location. They are also encouraging us to use less paper and keep files electronically. Although the initiatives are all in place and there is a push towards this, some are slower to catch on than others."
First year trainee, Newcastle upon Tyne
"Staff are encouraged to host telephone conference calls rather than travel out to clients' offices. We are also encouraged to produce electronic files and reduce their use of paper."
First year trainee, London
"One of our values is Environment. As well as assisting with community environmental projects we also try to reduce paper use in the office. One way in which we do this is that our computers will prompt us when we print over ten pages."
Second year trainee, Birmingham


"I think this is a hot topic. Pre-merger, Biggart Baillie was carbon neutral, which we were very proud of."
First year trainee, Glasgow
"One of the values is Environment, so the firm is pushing to drive this value. Incentives such as cycle to work scheme and video conference facilities are such an example."
First year trainee, Liverpool
"Firm is very values driven - ISO accredited, 'follow me' printing to avoid wasted paper, dms system to reduce the amount of paper being printed (everything is saved in one location so everybody can see/access it)."
Second year trainee, Manchester
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