To encourage a broader awareness of environmental sustainability, our US offices established a new Green Group to promote volunteering and other initiatives that will reduce the firm’s environmental impact. The Green Group works to implement a more eco-friendly approach across all US locations.
In London, our Plastic-Free Tuesdays campaign encourages the reduction of single-use plastic to support the move from single-use to multi-use consumption. Even small changes can make a difference – including carrying a reusable water bottle, buying lunch without a plastic container or bringing in your own reusable food container, and saying no to disposable cutlery.
Food recycling approach
Our London office introduced an innovative food recycling system to reduce what is sent to landfill – we hired a firm to collect our food waste and take it to a plant for processing. Here the bags are unpacked and food waste is processed in an anaerobic digestion plant. The food waste is then processed into energy and fertiliser.
Certificate for energy saving
The construction of our Frankfurt office has been designed in a way that it reduces our carbon footprint. This is underlined by several certificates that we have received (e.g. TÜV Nord certificate for Climate Change Standard TN-CC 020 and a Mainova certificate for Calculation and Verification of Carbon Footprint and Carbon Neutrality).
Awards for active management
Our Hong Kong office was awarded the “Hong Kong Green Organisation Certification (HKGOC) – Wastewise Certificate” and “Energywise Certificate” in 2019 in recognition of our active participation in adopting various environmental practices and promoting a green workplace. HKGOC aims to set a benchmark for companies based on their green commitment and encourage eco-friendly practices in the workplace.
We receive a lot of junk mail from advertising companies (approximately 13,000 letters/brochures per year). We asked all advertising providers not to send us physical mail, but to use our business email address instead. This saves paper and printing resources and lowers CO₂. We were able to reduce the volume of mail we receive from more than 13,000 letters to less than 9,500 letters per year.
World Cleanup Day
Our colleagues from Munich, London, San Francisco, Taiwan and Hong Kong participate in World Cleanup Day, removing harmful plastic and debris from our beaches to protect our ocean and raise awareness of plastic pollution.
(e-)bikes and motor vehicles
Our Frankfurt employees can use several free bikes to attend meetings or business lunches in the city with customers or other business partners. We’ve also built the electric charging infrastructure for motor vehicles and e-bikes.