The firm received “Three Leaves” for its environmentally friendly business practices
The law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP received recognition from the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Go Green Committee’s Green Legal Initiative for its efforts to implement environmentally responsible business practices.
Bose McKinney & Evans was among 27 law firms, legal departments, court agencies and legal support service organizations that were named a 2013 Green Legal Firm. Bose McKinney & Evans received the Green Legal Initiative’s designation of “Three Leaves” in 2012 as well, the inaugural year of the program. Organizations that participated in the Green Legal Initiative earned points if they met certain benchmarks in a variety of categories
“Our commitment to going green at Bose has been ongoing as we strive to keep our city environmentally healthy for those who call Indianapolis home now and in the future,” said Chief Operations Officer Vicki Bruce Hansen of Bose McKinney & Evans. “We are grateful for the recognition from the IndyBar, and applaud its efforts to encourage green practices among legal professionals.”
According to Bruce Hansen who has educated other local and national firms on green practices, Bose McKinney & Evans has created programs to encourage employees to participate in systems that have reduced the consumption of water, energy and resources. For instance, at least 90 percent of the firm’s employees have been provided a recycling bin for paper.
Leaders at Bose McKinney & Evans also sought environmentally friendly alternatives during recent expansion projects. The firm recycled materials for new walls, reused furniture and incorporated sustainable materials, like bamboo, into its new offices. Also, reusable materials that could not be recycled were donated to Habitat for Humanity for other projects.