Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming continues to save paper, energy and mileage after gaining ‘plastic free champion’ status.

The firm is celebrating the most recent results and rewarding statistics of its environmental management programme.

Latest figures show the firm saved the annual equivalent of 155 trees, compared to its annual paper usage in 2012, when it first started recording its environmental data.

The firm, which celebrated its centenary in 2019, saw its electricity and gas usage drop by 11.6% within the last year.

With around 370 employees and seven offices across the south west and West Midlands, Bishop Fleming was recognised as a ‘plastic free champion’ by conservation charity, Surfers Against Sewage just 6 months ago. The firm eliminated its most frequently utilised single-use plastics from across the business.

Director Ewan McClymont said: “Our environmental aspirations are very much at the heart of our core values, which includes doing the right thing. There is still much more that we can do to minimise our impact on the environment, but it is encouraging to see a reduction across our three key metrics, as well as a team effort to drive down our use of plastics.”

Bishop Fleming was awarded ‘Business of the Year’ at the 2019 British Chamber Awards and is ranked in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.