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Green Initiatives

6.7 / 10

(based on 57 ratings in 2018)

2018

"This could be improved but steps are being taken to ensure that the firm's carbon footprint is reduced."
Second year trainee,
"The firm encourages recycling and has removed the individual bins at each desk. Paper waste is all shredded and recycled and there are recycling bins spread out across each floor. Lights automatically turn off after a certain period of non-motion and the scanners/printers go into energy saving mode after hours."
First year trainee,
"The firm places a high importance on reducing its carbon footprint. If you leave your computer on overnight you get an email the following day discouraging that activity. There is still a lot of paper waste but recycling is encouraged."
First year trainee,
"I know that the firm has green initiatives but there are certainly areas for improvement. Reducing the use of disposable cups, for example."
Second year trainee,
"The firm has lots of initiatives around recycling and conserving water, as well as using eco-friendly companies to outsource waste and shredding to."
First year trainee,
"The firm makes an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and be environmentally friendly but the legal industry in Ireland is still extremely poor in this regard."
Second year trainee,
"The paper cups, spoons and forks etc in the coffee dock appear to be rolled out continuously."
First year trainee,
"There are signs at each printer encouraging double-sided printing. Each floor has several recycling bins and each tap has water preservation tips."
Second year trainee,
"The firm has made noticeable efforts to reduce water, energy and paper usage. It also encourages employees to reduce their water and energy usage at home."
Second year trainee,
"The firm actively raises awareness about being green, eg using less paper and putting signs in the bathrooms encouraging you not to waste water etc. Cycling to work is also supported and the firm has a very large private parking area for bikes."
Third year trainee,

2015

"Efforts to reduce the carbon footprint at the firm are pretty good. There is recycling on every floor and even the toilet paper is eco-friendly."
First year trainee, Dublin
"The firm is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. In particular, all employees are required to recycle their rubbish."
Third year trainee, Dublin
"The firm is committed to carrying on business in an environmentally sustainable manner. Basic initiatives include recycling, shredding and the encouragement of double-sided printing."
Second year trainee, Dublin
"The firm provides on-site and easily-accessible recycling facilities. We are also encouraged to use less paper and waste coffee grounds are given to staff for free as compost."
First year trainee, Dublin
"There are recycling bins throughout the firm, and we are encouraged not to print emails or print documents unnecessarily. Lights go on sleeper mode automatically if there is no movement."
Second year trainee, Dublin
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