Mogers Drewett goes carbon-neutral

By Nick Batten on 4 December, 2023

South West legal and financial planning firm Mogers Drewett has become one of just a few businesses in the region to be certified as carbon neutral.

The company, which has offices in Bath, Frome, Sherborne and Wells, has offset 100 per cent of the amount of carbon it generated in the last year with a string of green initiatives.

Working closely with Bath-based climate action consultancy, Seedling, Mogers Drewett reduced its CO2 footprint by investing in gold-standard accredited renewable energy projects around the world. The firm has also implemented several carbon reduction measures closer to home, including the introduction of energy-efficient LED lighting in its offices and home working.

As a member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a not-for-profit network of green law firms, Mogers Drewett has teamed up with Ecologi and pledged to plant a tree for every newsletter sign-up it receives. 

It has planted more than 500 trees in locations around the world so far and has significantly reduced the amount of paper it uses by emailing information rather than printing it and using new technologies such as DocuSign and Bundledocs to cut down on the use of paper. The firm is also introducing new technologies such as the Remarkable tablet to phase out the use of paper notepads.

In addition, Mogers Drewett has carried out a thorough review of its stationery and energy suppliers, switching to providers with strong green credentials.

Harry Durston, who is Mogers Drewett’s Green Team Leader, said, “As a firm, we recognise that we have a responsibility to future generations to operate our business in a way that minimises our impact on the environment. 

“So, we are extremely proud to become a certified carbon-neutral business. It provides independent recognition of our commitment to reducing our environmental impact and operating in a more sustainable way.”

Sean McDonough, Managing Partner of Mogers Drewett, added, “Internally there is a strong drive to take measures that will make a positive impact on the environment, we not only accept that challenge we welcome it. Clients are also acutely aware of the impact of climate change and supportive of our drive towards carbon neutrality.”

Pictured above: (left to right) Harry Durston with Mogers Drewett colleagues Jessica Gregory and Scarlet Clemens