We have reviewed our property portfolio to reflect occupancy demand and environmental considerations. Recent refurbishments and office relocations have allowed us to reduce our carbon emissions through a smaller footprint and making use of energy efficient solutions. Our Bristol and Cardiff offices are moving in 2023 and in Bristol we are reducing our floorspace by 65% and moving from an energy rating of D to EPC A.
We are working to lower emissions in all our offices and make them increasingly energy efficient. 71% of our offices now use 100% renewable electricity.
The impact of Covid-19 has transformed the way we work with us adopting a “digital first” approach to most of our meetings and ensuring environmental considerations are embedded into decision making when travelling.
We are currently working to centralise and digitise our print, post and reprographics facilities as well as moving our data hosting to the cloud.
We are working with Green Element, an environmental consultancy, who are supporting us in our journey to net zero. Our Green Steering Group is chaired by the managing director of Clarke Willmott’s Property Services Division and our Green Team consists of passionate individuals across the firm who are driving our agenda at a firmwide and local level.