We recognise that Macfarlanes’ environmental performance is the responsibility of everyone at the firm.
This is in addition to our compliance with legislation, regulations and codes of practice on environmental matters that are relevant to Macfarlanes.
Our Environmental Sub-Committee, made up of individuals from across the firm, leads the firm’s sustainable business agenda.
In June 2020 we adopted an ambitious new environmental policy.
The policy includes commitments covering our carbon footprint; emissions; waste; recycling; sustainable procurement of goods and services; office greenery and support for the legal sustainability community. These commitments represent the important contribution we can make as a firm to sustainability and the environment.
We are developing a set of measurable targets to track our progress towards each of our policy commitments over time.
We currently have three strategic priorities.
- Going plastic free: cutting out as much single use plastic (and other materials) as possible.
- Carbon reporting: collecting and publishing data on our carbon footprint.
- Food waste and recycling: improving food waste processing and general recycling throughout the firm.