AIFA has published its green policy in a bid to persuade the adviser community to be socially responsible and increase awareness of environmental impacts.
Environmental responsibilities are a guiding principle in the trade body’s ‘Manifesto for Advice’, with AIFA revealing 68% of advisers had yet to implement a green policy, or had not thought about doing so.
A recent AIFA survey also shows 42% of advisers did not have enough information to put an office green policy in place.
The key points of AIFA's policy are:
- Staff should travel by the most environmentally friendly route where possible, using public transport as opposed to cars, taking trains in place of air travel, and avoiding unnecessary business travel
- All office equipment should be reviewed for environmental efficiency
- Communications should be conducted through email and the web, rather than wasting paper
- Any paper products that cannot be switched to electronic copy should be from renewable or sustainable sources
“Advisers have told us they do not have enough information to implement a green policy, and as a result we are pleased to publish the AIFA green office policy guide,” AIFA director general Chris Cummings says.
“We believe that everybody has a corporate and social responsibility to help lower their carbon footprint.
“A green policy can help remind staff that they have a duty to the environment, encouraging them to make conscious decisions that really do make a difference.”
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