Members of the Linklaters’ graduate recruitment team must be wondering around wearing halos at the moment.
First the magic circle firm decided to ditch law fair freebies and donate the £18,000 it saved by doing so to fund a literacy festival for five to 15-year-olds in Hackney, East London (read article).
And now it’s thinking about scrapping its graduate recruitment brochures in a bid to become more environmentally friendly.
As we reported on Tuesday (3 November) Linklaters said it hopes to put a stop to printing the usual 7,500 hard copies of its graduate recruitment brochure next year, but only if students are keen on the idea (see full story).
I personally think it’s a brilliant idea. As I’ve been touring universities in recent weeks as part of the traditional law fair circuit I couldn’t help but wonder about how much waste is being generated. Indeed, as I watched students walk around the fairs grabbing anything they can get their hands on I questioned just how much of it was going to go straight in the bin?
What’s more I was horrified to see that a number of organisations, including BPP Law School, were dishing out plastic carrier bags.
Cynics may question whether Linklaters really does care about the environment or if its actions are just a clever way to disguise a cost saving measure.
Either way, any initiative that cuts down on waste is a welcome move.