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Green Initiatives

6.9 / 10

(based on 18 ratings in 2019)

2019

"We have new bins that split out different types of rubbish and there's been a big reduction in takeaway food containers in the canteen."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is moving towards a paperless operation and has taken certain measures such as replacing cups in the kitchens with more environmentally friendly cups. The firm also participates in volunteering schemes, some of which have an environmental aspect to them."
Second year trainee, London
"Since moving, there has been a real push on this. There are big recycling efforts with waste paper bins in each office, no paper towels in the bathroom and incentives to bring re-usable items such as £1 barista coffee if you bring your own mug."
Second year trainee, London
"The move to laptop tablets does help to reduce some paper consumption."
Second year trainee, London
"There's a focus on reducing paper, but I think we need compulsory initiatives as some departments still produce a ridiculous amount of paper."
Second year trainee, London
"This seems relatively good, with lots of recycling points. People's habits are slower to change in terms of making the most of our laptops rather than printing everything all of the time."
First year trainee, London

2017

"There's recycling in the buildings but I don't know much about the details."
First year trainee, London
"There are recycling bins throughout the offices that encourage all staff to keep the firm's green footprint in mind."
Second year trainee, London
"I think more could be done. Some lights are often left on overnight when we should be more committed to turning them off."
First year trainee, London
"We have recycling initiatives and campaigns to reduce the use of disposable cups."
Second year trainee, Madrid, Spain
"There are recycling bins everywhere and some lights are on timers."
First year trainee, London

2016

"As with any law firm, there's far too much printing."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has recycling bins everywhere. Folders, deed boxes and plastic wallets etc are reused where possible."
First year trainee, London
"More could be done to reduce paper production."
First year trainee, London
"A lot of initiatives in progress."
First year trainee, London
"Recycling bins are clearly available throughout the office."
First year trainee, London

2015

"We haven't had as much training in environmental matters as other areas, but a number of steps have been taken by the firm. There are recycling bins on every floor and video meetings are encouraged where possible."
First year trainee, London
"We have beehives and a cycle to work initiative at Ashurst."
First year trainee, London
"Recycling is available, and solicitors are encouraged to make smart choices that will reduce their carbon footprint."
First year trainee, London
"Recycling is encouraged at Ashurst to reduce the firm's carbon footprint."
Second year trainee, London
"There are recycling bins in all the kitchens and canteens at Ashurst."
First year trainee, London

2014

"There are plenty of posters asking you to turn lights and computers off, and think about water and electricity, but I wouldn't say this was a key focus. It's difficult as a law firm when we put so much emphasis on paper."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee is keen on this, but personally I don't know too much about it."
First year trainee, London
"Does not appear to be particularly high on the agenda."
Second year trainee, London
"Visible efforts with signs for recycling and the odd email, but nothing spectacular."
First year trainee, London
"A very important area which I don't think my firm promotes very much."
Second year trainee, Madrid
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