About Us Caring for our Environment

At MacRoberts, we take our responsibility towards the environment seriously. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our business and to continuously improving the sustainability of our practices.

We are committed to the protection of the environment, preventing pollution, reducing the environmental impact of our business and to continuously improving the sustainability of our practices. Environmental objectives are therefore set annually and reviewed regularly to drive continuous improvement of our business management system and to enhance our environmental performance.

Driving this commitment forward is our dedicated Environmental Committee whose purpose is to monitor, manage and improve the sustainability of our operations and activities within the firm, to encourage and support our staff to incorporate environmentally-friendly habits into their own lives and to raise awareness of environmental best practice among others that we work with.

We are committed to not only fulfilling our compliance obligations and satisfying applicable requirements, including the requirements of ISO 14001:2015, but also our social and moral responsibility to reduce our environmental impact. In addition, as a member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, we form part of a network of law firms who are committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact.

As part of our commitment, we strive to:

  • Minimise the use of single-use plastic throughout our offices
  • Use recyclable and renewable materials as much as possible
  • Encourage our staff to walk and cycle to work through employee incentive schemes
  • Consider environmental implications when travelling to external meetings
  • Improve our resource efficiency, including reduction of energy usage and waste across all offices
  • Incorporate environmental factors into our business decisions
  • Educate and engage our staff, promoting ‘green’ initiatives throughout the firm
  • Scrutinise our supply chain, source locally and support sustainable businesses
  • Promote and support environmental charities and campaigns

Our Awards & Accreditations

  • In 2016, we became one of the first law firms in Scotland to become Living Wage accredited employers.

  • Winners of Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020.

  • Our Real Estate team won the Property Team of the Year Award at the British Legal Awards in 2018.

  • Winner of SME of the Year at the Scottish SME Awards 2017, hosted by Scottish Business Insider.

  • Highly Commended for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016.

  • We are a proud member of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, a network of law firms committed to working collaboratively to reduce our environmental impact

  • In 2019, MacRoberts achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a UK Government entry-level information security standard. 

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management, the most widely recognised quality management system standard in the world.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to environmental awareness.

  • MacRoberts holds the ISO27001:2013 certification for Information Security, an internationally recognised security gold standard.

  • Business continuity is a critical element of the Business Management System at MacRoberts and we hold full accreditation with the ISO 22301:2012.

  • MacRoberts is a member of IP Inclusive, a network of intellectual property professionals working to make our community more equal, diverse and inclusive.

  • We are active members of the PRIME Programme – an organisation that focuses on ensuring a career in law is open to talent from all economic and social backgrounds.

  • MacRoberts supports the Scottish Business Pledge, a values-led partnership between Government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment.

  • We are supporters of the Partnership for Change, a network of organisations and individuals who share a common ambition to improve diversity on boards and in senior leadership.

  • MacRoberts is a Disability Confident employer, and are committed to disability equality across our firm.

  • MacRoberts fully supports flexible working practices and supports family-friendly working practices.

  • MacRoberts became a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme in 2018.

  • MacRoberts is a member of The Glass Network, Scotland's organisation for LGBT+ allied legal professionals.
  • MacRoberts is a longstanding member of Scotland Food & Drink, the leading trade association for Scotland's food and drink industry.