As our business has grown, so too has our impact on our environment. In pursuing our business objectives in a responsible and sustainable manner we are committed to:
- including environmental issues to the greatest possible extent in planning and decision making within the firm
- promoting best practice in environmental awareness throughout the firm and encouraging all members of the firm to be aware of their environmental responsibilities and to act accordingly both within the firm and outside to improve working practices throughout the firm
- optimising use of materials and minimise waste to improve energy efficiency within our offices and minimise inefficient and unnecessary energy use
- regularly monitoring progress and publishing internal reports on our environmental performance and encouraging input from all members of the firm to prompt suppliers to adopt similar environmentally conscious policies.
We have benefited from an energy and carbon audit by the Carbon Trust in our Edinburgh office and as a result of the recommendations have set ourselves a target to further reduce our energy output. Already we have policies in place regarding use of paper and recycling of paper, plastics, furniture and computer equipment, with energy saving lighting and printing facilities in all offices.