Law firm shows that a smaller footprint can lead to a bigger future

Law firm shows that a smaller footprint can lead to a bigger future

Law firm shows that a smaller footprint can lead to a bigger future

28 November 2011

Leading law firm McCullough Robertson has been commended by the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) for its commitment to environmentally sustainable business practices, reducing its total carbon emissions by 4.2% in 2011 despite an increase in staff.

AusLSA is an industry-led association working collaboratively to promote sustainable practices across the legal sector. As one of the Alliance’s eight foundation members, McCullough Robertson has for the past two financial years reported its carbon footprint alongside other member firms.

'While the overall trends show an increase in emissions, we are pleased that we have not followed that trend,' McCullough Robertson Chief Executive Officer David Goener said.

McCullough Robertson’s 2011 environmental achievements include:

  • a massive decrease of 25.3% in paper consumption per head
  • a significant reduction in our carbon emissions related to travel of 9%, and
  • a reduction in electricity per head of 2.8%.

AusLSA General Manager Emily Wilson said McCullough Robertson had demonstrated a real commitment to change.

'McCullough Robertson was one of three firms of the eight executive members to reduce its overall emissions and emissions per head,' Ms Wilson said.

Earlier this month the firm installed a range of new printers that are intended to further reduce paper consumption through intelligent printing capabilities.

'By making a smaller footprint we are looking forward to a bigger future,' Mr Goener said.

A copy of the 2011 AusLSA Report can be downloaded from the Alliance’s website at www.legalsectoralliance.com.au.

Further information

For more information contact: Kristie Fankhauser on +61 7 3233 8876.

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