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Environment

We are committed to monitoring our environmental policies, carbon footprint and improving business processes. In this regard, we are proud to be ISO 9001 and 14001 accredited, which focus on management and business process, as well as environmental management. Being ISO accredited means that as a firm, we are committed to continually improving our business processes and environmental performance through efficient use of resources, a reduction of waste and lessening our carbon footprint.

We aim to reduce our environmental impact through:

  • working to minimise any waste produced in the course of our business activities (for example, we will aim to store and communicate documents in electronic form wherever possible);
  • adopting an environmentally conscious procurement policy – we aim to procure recyclable materials for office items such as paper and print cartridges, and have transitioned away from single use plastic milk cartons and water bottles in favour of reusable glass – both internally and for clients/visitors. We also procure equipment with inherent power saving functionality;
  • encouraging employees to turn off all electrical equipment, such as personal computers, laptops and photocopiers when not in use; and
  • endorsing a culture where tele- and video-conferencing are used whenever possible to reduce business travel, without disruption or threat to our client relationships.

We manage the impact of our business operations on the environment to protect it for future generations. Mathys & Squire strives for continual improvement to reduce the impact of our operational activities by reducing waste, managing our energy consumption and in recycling our IT equipment.


Trees for Life – growing the Mathys & Squire grove

We are also delighted to be partners with Trees for Life, an organisation working to protect the Caledonian Forest in Scotland. As part of our ongoing partnership with them, we are planting trees at the Mathys & Squire grove. For every 1,000 miles travelled by our employees, we donate a tree to the grove. The organisation plants only native trees to restore the Caledonian Forest. Our grove is based in the beautiful Glen Affric Nature Reserve in order to expand habitats for the species that live there, including the red squirrel, black grouse, capercaillie and wood ant.

We understand the importance of taking responsibility to mitigate any negative environmental impact that running a modern IP firm, with multiple offices, can have.

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