Environment

The purpose of the Environmental group is to review and highlight functions and actions throughout the firm which affect, or are affected by the environment. The Group continually assesses the firm's procedures and practices, and evaluates whether it is housekeeping or purchasing to ensure the environmental effects are the most positive.

As a firm, we recognise that we have a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements.  We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of the firm's strategy and operating methods.   We also want to encourage suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

Aims

Our aims are to conduct all our operations with respect to the environment, lower our impact by reducing waste, whilst using raw materials, water and energy efficiently.  We want to:

  • Improve environmental awareness in the firm
  • Be able to show we are considering the environment
  • Continually review products, services and suppliers to ensure they have environmental awareness in their own businesses

Areas for particular focus

The areas of particular focus for us as a firm are:

  • Recycling 
  • Purchasing:  where possible, choose environmentally-aware suppliers and products
  • Energy-saving:  methods to reduce our energy use
  • Low energy lighting
  • Energy-efficient equipment (e.g. dishwashers)
  • Double-sided printing to reduce paper use

Environment

Environment

Plastic Patrol paddle board clean-up

Members of our Environment Committee and Charities and Communities Committee took to the Limehouse Basin canal on paddle boards to clear its plastic waste. The cleanup was organised by Plastic Patrol, an international not-for-profit organisation tackling plastic pollution.

View the photos

London Climate Action Week blog series

We explore the current climate crisis, focussing on the role of the law in responding to the impact of climate change.

Read our blog series

Bartlett Mitchell/Kingsley Napley Green Roadshow

In May 2019, Bartlett Mitchell, our internal catering company, hosted their Green Roadshow and coffee morning at our office. There was lots of chat about environmental issues and lots of people with reusable cups to hand.

Find out more about Bartlett Mitchell

KN Green Week blog series

We have published blogs on four topics questioning the decisions we make on a day to day basis – about food, packaging, clothing and finally, the potential of the law in holding governments to account.

Read the blog series

Cape Town drought - let's be water wise

Read the blog from Laura Ryan.

Read the blog

How to live a (more) plastic free life workshop

It was a pleasure to welcome Bettina Maidment (founder of 'Plastic Free Hackney') and Daniel Webb (founder of 'Everyday Plastic') on 20 June for their Guardian Masterclass on 'How to live a (more) plastic free life'.

Find out more about the workshop

Cycle to Work Day 2019

Members of our firm took part in Cycle to Work Day on Thursday 8 August 2019.

Learn more about Cycle to Work Day

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