21 June 2024

As part of its commitment to delivering Net Zero and nurturing sustainable communities, Burges Salmon hosted its annual Green Week (17 to 21 June) in Bristol and Edinburgh, bringing a range of events, talks and activities to foster environmental awareness, highlight the firm’s sustainable practices and promote the work of its community partners.

In Bristol, the firm welcomed Avon Wildlife Trust and Bristol Water for a series of talks on nature projects whilst charity partners Heart of BS13 and Lawrence Weston Community Farm held pop-up stands to showcase their biodiversity efforts, selling flowers and giving away sunflower seeds. To promote sustainable travel, the firm organised an outdoor walk with Nature Collective and Dr Bike from Life Cycle also offered free repairs and maintenance.

In Edinburgh, the firm organised a talk at Edinburgh Zoo and Artizan Beez visited the firm’s beehives, located on the rooftop of its Atria One office, and spoke of the vital role honeybees play in our ecosystem.

Throughout the week, the firm also organised a clothes swap, to promote the circular economy, and held a wildlife bingo, nature photography and sunflower growing competitions.

Roxanne Ratcliff, head of corporate responsibility at Burges Salmon, comments: “By integrating ESG principles into all that we do, we ensure our business has a positive legacy that builds a better future for our clients, people and communities. Green Week is always a fabulous opportunity for our people and community partners to come together to celebrate the interconnectivity between nature and climate and promote sustainable ways of living to protect and restore the natural capital we all depend on. It’s been great to see so many of our people engaged and enthused by the range of activities and events organised.”

Burges Salmon is well on track to deliver on its environmental ambitions through a combination of continued science-based energy reduction targets, efficiency gains and investment in high-quality carbon offsetting projects, including a focus on biodiversity. Since 2021, the firm has planted 6,500 native trees and in 2023 it turned its hand to beekeeping, with three beehives across the UK and completed its first honey harvest last summer, filling over 90 jars.

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Roxanne Ratcliff Head of Corporate Responsibility

  • Corporate responsibility and sustainability
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • Diversity and inclusion

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