Burges Salmon: A Going for Gold Food Champion
By Kirsty Green-Mann
Kirsty Green-Mann, Burges Salmon’s Head of Corporate Responsibility, highlights some of the action the law firm has taken to help them become a Going for Gold Food Champion in the blog post below.
Burges Salmon, the Bristol-based independent law firm, has a long-standing commitment to responsible business. We are participants in the UN Global Compact, Members of Business the Community, supporters of the Bristol Equality Charter and Bristol Giving Day, and operate to environmental management standard ISO 14001.
We have a leading environmental practice with a particular strength in providing legal advice to the renewable energy sector. In this context, taking action on food sustainability was a natural fit – particularly noting our focus on the UN Sustainability Development Goals, to help frame action on consumption, climate, energy, health, wellbeing and equality.
We learnt of Bristol’s ambition to achieve the Sustainable Food Cities Gold Award through Bristol Green Capital Partnership and by attending a Bristol City Council ‘Hot Topic’ Meeting. We registered on the Going for Gold website, and after logging existing action, we were delighted to become a Going for Gold Food Champion. The Going for Gold website is a fantastic tool. It provides a range of ideas and possible actions on food sustainability. It’s great that it recognises what is already being done, whilst encouraging improvement too.
Burges Salmon’s action on food sustainability includes:
I hope more and more individuals and organisations get involved with Going for Gold and that we can work collaboratively to reduce environmental impacts and support greater food equality across the city.
So, what change do you want to see happen that will transform food in Bristol by 2030? Do you already have an idea for how Bristol can make this happen? Join the conversation now.
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