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Green Initiatives

8.0 / 10

(based on 12 ratings in 2019)

2019

"There is a general understanding that we will be as green as possible. I think more could be done with this though, as not all the bins around the office are clearly marked as recycling. Moreover, we are trying to be paperless, but the computer systems are not always the best to work on so sometimes you opt for paper."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"Having smaller office spaces and hot-desking shows that Shoosmiths is working on reducing its carbon footprint. It also promotes sharing transport. I feel as if the firm is doing what it can while also ensuring clients and employees are comfortable."
First year trainee, Southampton
"Shoosmiths has really taken the initiative in this field and is starting to be recognised for its efforts."
First year trainee, Birmingham
"The firm makes it clear that it is increasingly trying to reduce its carbon footprint."
First year trainee, Reading

2018

"I've not seen a particular emphasis on this."
Second year trainee, Milton Keynes
"We are trying to go paper-lite and we recycle."
First year trainee, Manchester
"We have recycling facilities for paper in the offices and plastic in the kitchens. We've also had incentives as to how we can reduce our carbon footprint."
First year trainee, Whiteley, Southampton
"The firm is trying to go agile and paperless, but this takes time."
First year trainee, Northampton

2016

"We are encouraged to be as paper free as possible. We also have printer settings set to double sided as default to save on printing."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Lights are switched off over night. The firm recently installed a new printer system that holds jobs until approved at the printer to avoid wasting paper."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"A new printing system was implemented in an effort to reduce unnecessary printing."
Second year trainee, Southampton

2015

"In terms of reducing the firm's carbon footprint, there is a new printing initiative to reduce paper wastage. Recycling bins are in the offices too."
Second year trainee, Reading
"A reduction in printing has been taking place recently."
Second year trainee, Southampton
"While it can be difficult for a law firm to reduce its impact on the environment, there are new printing and electronic filing systems in place."
First year trainee, Southampton

2014

"We are encouraged to turn off computers and such, but I personally haven't experienced any active involvement in bigger environmental schemes."
First year trainee, Reading
"Our Corporate Social Responsibility Director plays a big role in ensuring Shoosmiths is as conscious about its impact on the environment as possible."
Second year trainee, Milton Keynes
"We are encouraged to reduce printing, turn off lights and PCs, etc."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"A lot of recycling initiatives are in place to ensure our carbon footprint is minimised as much as possible."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes

2013

"The firm constantly monitors energy consumption and publishes reports on computers left on overnight, etc. The firm has recycling facilities."
First year trainee, Southampton
"Regular initiatives are put in place to lower the firm's carbon footprint, including initiative to get everyone to switch off their PC monitors at night. Naming and shaming has been threatened!"
Second year trainee, Reading
"There are recycling stations in the kitchens."
Newly qualified solicitor, Birmingham
"All offices have recycling points and there is a bike to work initiative."
First year trainee, Milton Keynes
"We just participated in Climate Week and there is a big push to ensure all computers are turned off at the end of the day."
Second year trainee, Manchester
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