Nexsen Pruet Earns Designation as 'Midlands Green Business' Columbia October 14, 2009
Nexsen Pruet has earned designation as a Midlands Green Business, joining other Columbia-area organizations that are committed to environmentally responsible practices in the workplace.
The City of Columbia Green Business Program is a voluntary effort to encourage businesses to take proactive steps to improve their environmental record while improving their bottom-line. It recognizes businesses that operate in an environmentally friendly manner and encourage other businesses to adopt green business practices.
“It’s gratifying to see Nexsen Pruet recognized for our efforts to become more environmentally friendly,” said Nexsen Pruet board chairman Leighton Lord. “As a firm, our employees now recognize that even small steps can go a long way to reducing the impact we have on the world in which we live.“
The program is administered by the Climate Protection Action Committee, which was established by the city to identify measures that can be taken to reduce greenhouse gases.
Among Nexsen Pruet’s environmental achievements are:
- Reducing paper consumption, including developing a paperless billing system
- Minimizing printing of office documents
- Collecting and segregating a range of materials for recycling, including office paper, newspapers, magazines, plastic bottles/jars, metal cans/lids, glass bottles/jars, brown unwaxed cardboard, and scrap metals
- Eliminating usage of Styrofoam pellets and bubble wrap for packing
- Purchasing recycled products whenever possible
Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 170 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C. as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C. Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues.