Environmental sustainability is an important part of William Fry's Responsible Business programme and a key component of our business strategy. We have identified our most significant environmental impacts and have set targets to improve our environmental performance. Our current targets are:

Low Carbon Pledge

We are proud to be part of the Business in the Community Low Carbon Pledge and to have committed to reducing our scope 1 and scope 2 carbon emissions intensity by 50% by 2030. From our baseline year of 2016 to the end of 2019 we achieved a 32% reduction. Our aim for 2020 is a further 5% reduction. 

FSC / Carbon Balanced Paper

We aim to reduce our use of paper by 5% in 2020. We have a policy of double-sided printing across the Firm and use electronic filing. Where use of paper is necessary, we aim to reduce our environmental impact by recycling used paper and using FSC and carbon balanced paper where possible.  

Phase Out Single-Use Plastics 

Since 2016 we have been working towards phasing out single-use plastics and other non-recyclable items from our on-site restaurant. We provide reusable delph, cutlery, glassware and mugs and in 2019 we moved from single-use to compostable for our takeaway cups and utensils as well as our takeaway soup and salad containers. 








Claire Waterson

Senior Sponsor, Environment