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Green Initiatives

7.5 / 10

(based on 64 ratings in 2018)


"Each year the firm holds a sustainability week where different departments give talks about how they are striving to be more sustainable."
Graduate, Croydon
"We have company-wide schemes to encourage employees to develop ideas on how to improve the company's green initiatives, with many being implemented in offices worldwide."
Graduate, Croydon
"We have office-based initiatives that feed into local environmental plans. We encourage recycling, reducing our waste, sustainable uses of resources and using public transport to get to work (or walking or cycling where possible)."
Mid level, Cambridge
"We have a tool called Carbon Portal that allows us to determine the amount of carbon we have saved with the design choices we have made."
Graduate, Glasgow
"A number of projects that we're involved with are environmentally focused. Other than that, a global sustainability leader has just been appointed to highlight what Motts does in terms of green initiatives and push these to go further."
Graduate, Cardiff
"Green and recycling bins are in place in the kitchens and cycling and walking is promoted on top of there being limited parking. The cycle to work scheme is also promoted."
Graduate, Bristol
"Each office has sustainable initiatives and always tries to develop the most sustainable method of design."
Graduate, Birmingham
"The company encourages the use of public transport with a policy that all new offices be located within a 15-minute walk of a train station. The company is committed to reducing its plastic footprint and monitoring its carbon footprint."
Experienced, Leeds
"Our carbon footprint is routinely assessed on any design work we do. The office manager is continually looking for ways to reduce the office's carbon footprint."
Experienced, Cambridge
"Sustainability in engineering is a huge thing and this is supported by Mott MacDonald. Not just in the project work we do, but also in how we behave ourselves. Our carbon impacts are calculated and compared annually. It is amazing what we have achieved over the years regarding our energy consumption, car-based business miles and paper used."
Experienced, Birmingham


"Motts has programmes in place to reduce its carbon footprint. These include: turning off lights, reducing printing and reducing travel for work. While I do not have much visibility of these initiatives, I have seen proof of their actions."
Graduate, London
"We have local goals at the office level to reduce paper, electricity and travel etc, which is often discussed. Most projects also look at the carbon footprint and the carbon team has developed the carbon portal to assist with this."
Graduate, Leeds
"Recycling and the reduction of our electricity and water consumption are priorities for the organisation as a whole."
Graduate, Cardiff
"My company has been reducing its carbon footprint for the past few years by at least 5% per year and is aiming to continue this past 2020."
Graduate, Cambridge
"This is a big part of the company's ethos in terms of both projects and employees."
Graduate, Birmingham
"There's a cycle to work scheme that encourages cyclists. It includes a free bicycle repair kit that's available in the office as well as some free spares every now and then."
Graduate, Bristol
"All of the company offices are aiming to become paperless over the next two years."
Graduate, Newport
"Mott MacDonald has developed a carbon modeller that we also use at Anglian Water. With this, we are able to account for the carbon associated with each project and this is becoming an ever more important factor in influencing design. There are also sustainability leads in each office that can assist with the reduction of carbon for a project."
Graduate, Peterborough


"Being environmentally aware is a key area of our industry so naturally it is a priority internally. A lot of recycling of waste occurs and we always seek new ways to improve the green status of our offices."
Graduate, Croydon
"There are lots of recycling bins around the office as well as cycle to work schemes, etc."
Graduate, Newcastle
"Being an environmentally aware business there are clearly defined targets for each local office to achieve a reduced carbon footprint. A detailed training course is compulsory for every new employee."
Graduate, Brighton
"The Birmingham Mott MacDonald office recently won a sustainability award, as it is something that we take seriously and work hard on as a company, both for the projects we are involved in and internally in terms of our own impact on the environment."
Graduate, Birmingham
"Clean development is a priority in every project we undertake, and this message comes from the very top of the company and works its way all the way down, even to claiming expenses for car journeys. If it turns out a car journey could have been replaced with a less carbon-heavy transport method, this will be taken forward in other projects. Also, with internet telephony systems now in place, travel between offices for meetings has been cut significantly, and has been replaced with teleconferencing."
Graduate, Glasgow
"The company recommends printing double sided and expects staff to recycle refuse in work."
Graduate, Bristol
"Mott MacDonald pride themselves on a sustainable approach. Recycling is encouraged throughout all offices and sustainability is a key part of all design work conducted."
Graduate, Altrincham
"There are systems in place to share documents easily online, reducing the need for printing. Recycling encouraged in office. Documents/drawings are issued to clients electronically where possible."
Graduate, Aberdeen
"The company has an environmental plan in every office, written by the workers in that office, for how to reduce carbon. Company-wide, they are hugely focused on sustainability both in what they do and how they do it."
Graduate, London
"The company have produced a carbon tracker and each project must now track its carbon footprint. The company also has local environmental management plans for each office which is enforced in each office by nominated representatives."
Graduate, Manchester
"The company works hard on becoming more sustainable. Measures have been taken around the office to help reduce the amount of energy wasted."
Graduate, London
"Company offices tend to use green technology and more-efficient equipment. Travelling is discouraged and where possible, public transport should be used."
Entry level, London
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