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Green Initiatives

7.9 / 10

(based on 27 ratings in 2019)

2019

"The firm is placing particular importance on reducing its carbon footprint by phasing out the use of plastic cups and plastic knives and forks among other things."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is making big strides in this area and there's a strong emphasis on energy-saving measures and recycling. Most recently, people have been encouraged to give up their under-desk bins to reduce non-recyclable waste, and it's been well-received."
Second year trainee, London
"Personal bins have been removed in some departments. Depending on your perspective, this is either very eco-conscious or incredibly frustrating."
First year trainee, London
"There are lots of green initiatives, such as a cull of disposable cups and, most recently, departments are starting to take steps such as cutting down the number of bins in the departments to encourage people to consider what they are throwing away and to save on bin liners."
Second year trainee, London
"We have gotten rid of office bins and plastic cutlery/cups have gone completely. Mugs and glasses are provided at every kitchen station and recycling is actively encouraged."
Second year trainee, London
"The environmental committee is made up of business services, partners, solicitors and trainees who push environmental initiatives throughout the firm. There are seminars on marine conservation etc throughout the year. Certain departments have replaced all paper cups and desk bins to reduce plastic consumption."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is working hard to reduce plastic and paper waste and is open-minded about new initiatives."
First year trainee, London
"Some departments work harder on this than others but initiatives are ongoing to improve efforts in these areas. Offices are swapping plastic cups for mugs that are washed each evening and the numbers of bins in offices is being reduced to reduce excessive use of bin bags."
First year trainee, London

2018

"The firm makes an effort to encourage everyone to use re-usable coffee cups. The new building is also much more energy efficient apparently."
First year trainee, London
"Macs has improved its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. We are encouraged to print less and recycling bins are available in every office and work space. We have reduced plastic cutlery consumption as well."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is fully committed to reducing its impact on the environment. We have new printers that are more efficient and use less ink. We are all encouraged to use reusable cutlery and coffee mugs to reduce our plastic waste. There are recycling bins in every office and work area."
First year trainee, London
"There seems to have been a really big drive recently towards being more green, encouraging the purchase of our subsidised keep cups, pushing towards the reduction in plastic cutlery use and a general encouragement for everyone to be more aware of what they can recycle."
First year trainee, London
"We're trying to reduce our plastic waste by providing metal cutlery in all the kitchens."
First year trainee, London

2017

"The firm has recycling initiatives for paper and waste produced around the office, but I am not aware of other initiatives."
Second year trainee, London
"Minimal, it seems. Our efforts generally revolve around paper waste."
Second year trainee, London
"I think this is quite good as we have recycling bins all around."
Second year trainee, London
"I don't think we have much in the way of green initiatives. We are a law firm so our paper usage is particularly high."
Second year trainee, London

2016

"Some recycling schemes."
First year trainee, London
"Recycling bins are provided for paper but I think that's more to do with making sure that confidential information is shredded."
Second year trainee, London
"We do recycle, but there is not generally a large emphasis in this area."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"In terms of reducing its carbon footprint, the firm has recycling bins."
First year trainee, London
"We are moving to paperless (though slower than other industries for obvious reasons). Everything is recycled where possible, all plastic cups etc have been replaced with cardboard, lights and PCs are all turned off at the end of the day."
Second year trainee, London
"Although personally I am not aware of any efforts made by the firm in this regard, I appreciate that it is very difficult to reduce a law firm's carbon footprint with so much paper and electricity used."
First year trainee, London
"I have no idea about the firm's efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, so personally I don't believe that the firm sees it as a priority. We have recycling bins, though, and the canteen recently stopped selling styrofoam containers."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"Recycling of paper and ink cartridges is encouraged."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm recycles."
Second year trainee, London
"We are encouraged to recycle paper and not print so much."
Second year trainee, London
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