Schwabe Named To 2010 "100 Best Green Companies" List
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt was named to the 2010 list of "100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon," published by Oregon Business magazine in its June 2010 issue. This is the second consecutive year the firm has made the list since the magazine first published it in 2009.
Schwabe's commitment to creating a sustainable workplace developed into a core value for the firm in 2008 when it conducted a sustainability assessment in order to gauge its environmental impact. From this assessment, the firm established several goals including: decreasing paper usage per attorney by 10 percent; increasing the purchase of office supplies manufactured all or in part from recycled materials by 25 percent; developing an employee commuting initiative; working with vendors to change long-standing operational practices; creating energy reduction programs; and adopting a firm-wide climate change initiative.