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    Environmental Stewardship

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Environmental Stewardship

We acknowledge that our operations have an impact on the environment, and we commit to implementing measures to mitigate those effects. To do so, we continuously seek opportunities to engage our members, collaborate with clients and partner with conservation organizations.

Our areas of focus are waste management, energy consumption, business travel and commuting. Examples of the initiatives McInnes Cooper has implemented include:

  • Conducting a baseline analysis of our annual Scope 1, 2 & 3 greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Countering a portion of our carbon footprint by purchasing carbon credits (NL) and investing in local reforestation / forest stewardship projects (NS, NB, PEI) that result in the sequestration of carbon.
  • Supporting grassroots renewable energy projects, including the installation of solar panels on the Dalhousie Schulich School of Law Weldon Building and a solar panel awning at the Hope Blooms Community Kitchen.
  • Supporting land conservation organizations: the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, the Nature Trust of New Brunswick, The Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Northeast Avalon Atlantic Coastal Action Project.
  • Planting/sponsoring more than 15,000 trees since 2014.
  • Participating in volunteer projects, such as the Great Fundy Coastal Cleanup and the McNabs Island Shore Cleanup.
  • Implementing digital filing tools and duplex printing defaults, reducing our annual paper usage by 7.5 million sheets compared to 2010.
  • Adopting a set of Responsible Purchasing Guidelines.
  • Introducing sustainable coffee machines that use biodegradable pods and packaging.
  • Offering a firm-wide public transit subsidy and participating in the SmartTrip XPass program in Halifax.