Top 30 advisory firm Bishop Fleming continues to cut back on paper, energy and mileage in its drive to enhance its already positive green values.

The firm, which delivers accounting, tax, corporate restructuring and advisory services to businesses, charities and academies, and private wealth advice to individuals, celebrated the most recent results of its ongoing Environmental Management programme.

In 2017 Bishop Fleming saved the annual equivalent of 99 trees, compared to its annual paper usage when it first started its Environmental scheme back in 2012, as the benefit of its investment in IT continued to pay dividends. An absolute reduction in paper usage of 33 per cent was achieved, with an over 40 per cent reduction in reams per employee, even though the firm is one of the fastest growing accountancy practices in the UK.

Alongside the substantial reduction in paper usage, electricity and gas usage have also been lowered, as well as the firm’s mileage.

Bishop Fleming’s seven offices cover a wide geographical area from Worcester to Truro, but through increasing use of technology, Skype and telephone conferencing, reducing inter-office miles remains a key priority.

Ewan McClymont, Director at Bishop Fleming commented, “Environmental aspirations are becoming increasingly important in engaging new clients, and our ability to measure these metrics is an important qualification in a competitive market. With electricity and gas kWh down by nearly 7 per cent per employee and mileage per £000 income down by over 26 per cent, we are delighted that our environmental values continue to meet the tough requirements of our eco-friendly clients.”

He added: “The fact that Bishop Fleming’s environmental performance has improved in each measured area as the firm has grown, demonstrates our commitment to the firm’s environmental responsibilities, and this is something of which we can be extremely proud.”

Bishop Fleming employs 340 staff, is part of the government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, is a member of Low Carbon South West, and is ranked by The Sunday Times as a Best Company to work for in the UK.


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