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We aim to minimise our environmental impact and pursue sustainable solutions, considering the environment in terms of transport and travel, our office buildings, energy and climate, and natural resources.

Respect for the environment is integral to our responsible business commitments and part of stakeholder expectations, with our people and our clients. We have a leading environmental legal practice and take our environmental stewardship seriously. Collectively we face increasing environmental challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

Our Environmental Management System is ISO accredited and establishes a structure for continuous improvement. Our Environment Committee sets the direction and monitors progress. We also have an internal network of environmental champions known as BSustainable and we engage our people through our annual ‘Green Week’. Green Week is directed towards our people and encapsulates a variety of activities and communications that promote environmental awareness and positive action.

We support community farms and wildlife trusts, and our people have the opportunity to participate in conservation and biodiversity projects through our volunteering programme. We enable and encourage more sustainable travel and commutes for those working at the firm, and we have also invested in technology to enable virtual and remote working.

Reducing all types of waste and improving recycling remain high on our agenda. We work with our suppliers where possible favour local sourcing and Fair Trade. All our paper and print production is FSC sourced.

Our offices in Bristol, Edinburgh and London were all awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating against BREEAM for energy consumption and incorporate some of the most environmentally friendly technologies available. The majority of the energy required to power our offices is generated from renewables, 100 per cent in the case of our principal office in Bristol.

We are founding members of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, underpinning our commitment to transparency in carbon reporting and providing leadership within the legal sector. Net zero is a key focus both in terms of our operations and our legal expertise.