Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP has a long history of incorporating environmental stewardship into our business operations. The firm's environmental policy established practices and procedures that minimize the unnecessary depletion of our natural resources and protect and nurture the natural environment. We stand firm in our belief that a successful business is dependent upon a healthy environment. At CPDB, we recognize that environmental stewardship cannot be achieved through management practices only. It is a shared responsibility that requires the commitment and participation of each and every employee. In addition to our formal Environmental Stewardship Policy, the firm's Green Committee of attorneys and staff works actively to communicate and promote positive environmental efforts in all facets of the firm.
· To be an environmentally responsible business within our community, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP participates fully in The Ferry Building's composting and recycling programs; our employees use City Car Share for off-site meetings rather than drive their personal vehicles to work; and, we do not buy bottled drinking water.
· To conserve energy, water and natural resources, CPDB purchases EnergyStar rated equipment and utilizes the power save modes; we have water-saving fixtures in our restrooms and kitchens; our office paper and the paper products used in our restrooms and kitchens is 100% recycled content.
· To prevent pollution and divert waste, CPDB uses remanufactured toner cartridges; all cleaning products used on site are biodegradable; and, we properly manage "universal waste" and "E-waste" by transferring the material to authorized vendors for recycling and disposal.