Stockport accountancy firm, Bennett Verby, has revealed the latest step in the team’s bid to reduce the company’s environmental impact: cotton carrier bags.
Although the advent of cloud accounting has meant a serious decrease in the amount of paperwork dealt with by accountancy firms, accountants at Bennett Verby still find themselves transporting books, bills and receipts to and from clients’ offices, often using single-use plastic bags.
In a bid to reduce the number of plastic bags used at the firm and to tackle the so-called ‘throwaway culture’, Bennett Verby has commissioned branded re-usable cotton tote bags for its staff and clients.
This step is the latest in several social responsibility initiatives at the accountancy practice, which has focussed on charitable giving, environmental and social concerns. In May this year, 10 team members from Bennett Verby took part in the Great Manchester 10K Run in support of Stockport charity, The Wellspring, which the firm has supported for nearly 10 years.
Bennett Verby director, Peter Gibbons said:
We are all trying our best to reduce our carbon footprint. Worldwide plastic pollution, especially in the oceans, is distressing to see and we’re glad to be playing some small part to help the environment.
“Social engagement is so important for our company, whether the cause is large or small. We strive to contribute to our community by supporting local charities and businesses, and to make sure that future generations, both in Stockport and worldwide, have the opportunity to thrive.”
There has been a growing moving in recent years to reduce the use of single-use plastics after the BBC’s Blue Planet series highlighted the effects of plastic pollution on the world’s oceans and marine life.