LAW firm Chadwick Lawrence has teamed up with a waste specialist to introduce greener practices to the workplace.
The firm has recruited Elland-based Orchard Environmental to help step up is recycling and environmental practices following Chadwick Lawrence’s merger with Godloves Solicitors, which resulted in it acquiring four new sites across Yorkshire.
Asma Iqbal, partner at Chadwick Lawrence and head of corporate social responsibility said: “As a firm, we are conscious of becoming a greener practice and have many new initiatives in place, including a cycle-share agreement, a wastage policy and recycling initiatives.
“We have worked hard to encourage recycling amongst our employees and all the measures we’ve introduced have helped us lower costs throughout the business.”
The company has worked with Orchard Environmental to improve its recycling rates and comply with Government waste regulations. Orchard is now integrating the same waste principles throughout the business to include newly-acquired sites.
Chadwick Lawrence has its head office at Railway Street in Huddersfield and offices in Wakefield, Halifax, Pudey and Morley.
The takeover of Godloves has added offices in Leeds city centre, Chapel Allerton, Beeston and Garforth.
Justin Holley, of Orchard Environmental, said: “Going green not only means businesses can reduce the impact they have on the environment, it also makes good business sense.
“Significant savings can be made simply by educating staff to segregate waste leading to new revenue streams from recycling.
“The rising cost of sending waste to landfill is also encouraging businesses to look more carefully at green options and shop around for the best prices for waste and recycling.
“The government has been gradually pushing up landfill prices for businesses to encourage greener practices and the policy is now having a noticeable impact on recycling levels.”