Green values add up to reductions in energy, paper and mileage at Bishop Fleming

March 28, 2019

Paper usage, energy bills and mileage costs have been cut again at regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming as it embeds its green values further into the business.

The firm, which has an office in Bath, saved the equivalent of 110 trees last year by cutting the use of paper compared to where it stood when it started its environmental scheme in 2012. 

It achieved a 37% reduction in total – or almost 47% in reams per employee – despite the fact that the firm has continued to expand and has twice been listed as Britain’s fastest growing accountancy firm.

The firm, which supplies accounting, tax, corporate restructuring and advisory services to businesses, charities and academies, and private wealth advice to individuals, said this was the result of investment in IT while it also lowered its electricity and gas usage by nearly 3% per employee and its mileage to income by almost 12%.

While Bishop Fleming’s seven offices are spread across the region from Truro to Worcester, through increasing use of technology, Skype and telephone conferencing, the firm has made reducing inter-office miles a key priority. 

Bishop Fleming director Ewan McClymont, pictured, said: “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 average electricity and gas kWh per employee down and mileage per £000 income also down, we are delighted that our environmental values continue to reflect those of the markets in which we operate.” 

Bishop Fleming employs nearly 350 staff, is part of the government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. It has been ranked by The Sunday Times for the fourth year running as a Best Company to work for in the UK.



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