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Green Initiatives

6.6 / 10

(based on 19 ratings in 2019)

2019

"I think the firm could do more to improve its recycling and reduce its food waste. The firm does promote public transport well. It has a bike store, offers a travel pass loan and will pay for railcards. There are car parking spaces in the office but they are minimal and require an annual payment."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"The firm could do more in this area but there are considerable recycling efforts, particularly in the canteen."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"There are a number of initiatives such as booking trains instead of flights and not printing documents unnecessarily."
First year trainee, Manchester
"The Manchester office has only recently introduced recycling bins, which is behind other offices. We have stopped using disposable coffee cups though so people have to bring their own cup or use one of their mugs."
First year trainee, Manchester
"Everyone makes a conscious effort to be paperless!"
First year trainee, Belfast
"We are actively encouraged to recycle, especially as we go through quite a lot of paper."
Second year trainee, Belfast

2018

"I am aware that the firm is looking at areas such as printing and recycling but I'm not really aware of any specific activities. We are encouraged to hold video meetings and conference calls rather than travel unnecessarily."
First year trainee, Manchester
"I think there could be some improvement in areas such as recycling."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"There are some recycling facilities, but I think we could be a lot better."
Second year trainee, Leeds
"The firm invests heavily in technology, which reduces the need for travel. Further, there is a drive to print less and, if we are printing, to print in black and white."
Second year trainee, Edinburgh
"I'm not overly familiar with the firm's initiatives on this but I am aware that the London office is particularly 'green'."
Second year trainee, Edinburgh
"I am not aware of any particular efforts."
First year trainee, London
"I know the firm has green initiatives but I have not seen them in practice during my time in the office. A significant amount of paper is wasted each day unfortunately."
First year trainee, Belfast

2017

"We have various recycling stations all over the offices and these are pointed out and explained to you on your first day in a new office."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"The firm encourages us not to over print and has created policies in relation to reducing the energy we use (ie with travel between offices)."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"I haven't been aware of much in this area. There is a push to do as much online as possible to save paper but I haven't really come across any other green initiatives."
First year trainee, Glasgow
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