Aaron & Partners ‘Green Vision’
- Aaron & Partners is committed to raising awareness of climate change with our employees and understands the importance of our effect on the environment and how we can improve it.
- Aaron & Partners believes that we can achieve business, social and environmental success and be a responsible, environmentally friendly and ethical law firm.
- Aaron & Partners strives to achieve a reduction in our carbon emissions through the development of an environmental policy which is constantly reviewed to ensure progression.
- Aaron & Partners promote energy awareness amongst employees to ensure that guidelines are followed enthusiastically in the office and adapted for use at home.
- Aaron & Partners understands that climate change and sustainability are important issues for our employees, clients and the local community and wherever possible personal environmental values are integrated with ‘buying power’ in relation to supply of services.
Every Action Counts Code
We have identified numerous areas where small changes in our working habits can make a drastic inroad in our carbon footprint. A summary of them can be seen below.
Aaron & Partners aims to implement the following:
- Switch off lights and equipment when not in use e.g. kitchen lights, monitors, fans
- Unplug chargers
- Only boil the amount of water needed when making a drink
- Ensure that taps are turned off after use and report any dripping taps
- Use “hippos” to reduce water usage in the buildings’ toilets
- Re-usable glass bottles are used instead of plastic containers
- Wherever possible make double sided copies
- If paper is printed but no longer needed (and is not confidential), use it as scrap paper
- Use both sides of the page in notebooks
- Think about whether an inter office document can be sent electronically e.g. memos and reports
- Print responsibly – think about whether you need the whole e-mail or whether you are printing off a chain of e-mails when you only need the most recent e-mail
- Re-use envelopes internally
Think about whether a meeting would be suitable as a teleconference or audioconference to avoid the need for travelling
Consider using public transport as an alternative to travelling by car on your own
Find out whether there are any work colleagues who live close to you and ‘buddy’ up when commuting to and from work
Car sharing to events and meetings where appropriate