Morecrofts Solicitors has launched a new staff-led initiative aimed at maximising the firm’s environmental sustainability.
The Green Team is chaired by trainee solicitor Rebecca Dobbs with support from a panel of colleagues from all areas of the firm, which has offices across the Liverpool city region.
Its goal is to reduce the firm’s carbon footprint through a series of practical measures and changes to its processes. This includes a commitment to become a paper-light business and encouraging colleagues and suppliers to adopt new habits around everyday issues such as reducing food waste, expanding recycling points at all offices and cycling to work.
There will also be a calendar of Green Team events for all staff throughout the year, which will comprise a broad series of educational sessions and practical exercises to further develop a collective culture of sustainability across the firm.
Rebecca said: “The Green Team is about harnessing the collective power of people who are passionate about protecting our planet and want to be part of the change.
“Our key approach is engagement through education and employee initiatives to cultivate environmentally responsible behaviour throughout our network, while assessing all aspects of our operations with the aim of reducing their impact on the environment.
“We are developing a range of practical steps, from reusable drinks cups for staff and visitors and a wider range of recycling points, to paper-free filing and energy efficiency installations. We also hope to extend those principles into our supply chain in the coming months and years to ensure that Morecrofts leaves only a positive legacy for our planet.”
Managing partner Alison Lobb added: “The Green Team is an excellent initiative that has quickly garnered the support of the entire Morecrofts team. We have always been a business that is deeply integrated into the community, so it is only right that we continue to look for ways to reduce any negative impact on the wider world and play our full part in protecting the environment for all.
“It’s particularly inspiring that the group has been formed by a younger generation of Morecrofts staff who share a genuine commitment to making our business even more sustainable.”