College of Law Shortlisted For Law Society Environmental Award
21 September 2011
The College of Law has been shortlisted by the Law Society for the 2011 Legal Sector Alliance Award for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility.
The College was nominated for its achievement in reducing electricity consumption by 18 per cent in the past year, through a programme of environmental initiatives that included investment in energy saving equipment and facilities works as well as behavioural changes across all eight of its national centres.
The College, a member of the Legal Sector Alliance, is leading the sector by example in setting and achieving specific targets for carbon reduction – a principle newly adopted by the Alliance during 2011.
Professor Nigel Savage, Chief Executive of The College of Law, said: “We are all extremely proud of our people in setting such an excellent example to the profession. It is a marvellous reflection of the College’s values of teamwork, innovation, excellence and social responsibility.”
Adam Kahan, Chairman of the College’s Environmental Steering Group, added: “This is delightful recognition for the clever and resourceful efforts of all our people, in particular our Facilities and IT teams, who have enthusiastically and confidently implemented significant changes to beat challenging targets. The resulting benefits are both practical and boost our morale, providing further evidence that ethical business is good business.”
The Law Society Excellence Awards will be announced on 18th October 2011. More information about the awards is available on the Law Society website