Burges Salmon is one of the UK’s leading law firms with approximately 650 employees with offices in Bristol and London. The firm is committed to reducing the impact of its activities on the environment and, in September 2013, its Environmental Management System was certified to BS EN: ISO 14001. Since 2010 the firm has continually reduced both electricity and paper consumption.
Highlights in 2014 included staff engagement activities such as the Burges Salmon “Green Week”, a bin amnesty, increasing recycling to divert 97% of waste from landfill, investigations into solar PV panels and “Green “Volunteering” opportunities.
The firm announced in May its appointment by Bristol 2015 Ltd as the official legal services partner for Bristol's year as European Green Capital. This agreement is in place until March 2016 and the firm is a Tier 2 sponsor. The firm's role includes providing legal advice on the wide range of commercial activities being undertaken by Bristol 2015 including procurement, commercial contracts, IP, real estate and planning, financing and operations.