Pillsbury has a deep sense of responsibility to environmental stewardship. The Firm is an active member of the Law Firm Sustainability Network and has been a market leader in many sustainability efforts. Some of our core targets and accomplishments include:
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
To make it easier to for our attorneys and staff to drive less, we launched the legal industry's most aggressive green commuter program. The firm offers telecommuting options, commuter checks, public transit subsidies and subsidized memberships in Zipcar, a car-sharing service. We also provide resources to better facilitate carpooling. . In our New York office, we have contracted with a hybrid limo service. Our program has been awarded a Green Business Award by the Washington Business Journal and a Diamond Award by San Diego Association of Governments for "ongoing commitment" to traffic reduction.
Increasing energy efficiency
Each office has an Energy Management Plan to track consumption and become more efficient. IT departments have dramatically reduced their servers' energy appetite. Our Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, San Diego and Sacramento offices are located in LEED-certified buildings.
Reducing waste, consuming less and recycling
Moving to electronic-only records and communications and encouraging greater use of double-sided printing has significantly cut down on paper use.
Purchasing goods and services with less environmental impact
Many of our offices have "green" kitchens and use sustainable and recycled materials—from carpeting to lighting. The design approach we took in our Houston office garnered recognition for sustainability and energy efficiency from a chapter of the American Society for Interior Designers.