• As part of our business culture we champion reducing waste, encouragement of circular economic practices and recycling. We will procure resources responsibly using recycled materials and sustainable supply chains.

  • Our objectives

    To help achieve the ambitions outlined for resource management, we assess local infrastructure capabilities and engage with resource management companies. Doing so will help us ensure resources are processed with a cyclical mind-set and redeployed wherever possible.


    • Reduce waste production and increase recycling
    • Reduce incineration and eliminate waste to landfill
  • Case studies

    Waste management crop Since 2014 Rothschild & Co's New Court office has participated in the Corporation of London's Clean City Awards Scheme. The scheme is open to all businesses based in the City of London. It aims to develop partnerships with City businesses by raising the profile of responsible waste management and recognising and rewarding best practice.

    Since Rothschild & Co's participation, it has incrementally improved its waste prevention and management and has been awarded in:

    • 2014 and 2015, the Gold Standard
    • 2016, the Gold Standard with Special Commendation
    • 2017, the Platinum Award
    • 2018, shortlisted for the Chairman's Cup and achieved the Platinum Award
    • 2018, winner of the Plastic Free City Award
    • 2019, winner of the Zero Waste Platinum Award (Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management)

    Responsible use of resource In the first half of 2018, the group identified that purchases of avoidable single-use plastics (SUPs) were over one million items annually. This statistic helped drive the group's decision to reduce unnecessary SUP use.

    In July, with support from the group's senior management, an 18-month group-wide initiative was launched to reduce significantly the use of unnecessary SUPs. Employees are also encouraged to reduce SUP use in their day-to-day lives by making a personal 'plastics pledge'.

    As a result of these actions Rothschild & Co was awarded the inaugural Plastic Free City Award from the City of London Corporation. So far 14 offices have eliminated unnecessary SUPs.

  • We believe that traditional approaches to materials' use can place undue pressure on global resources and that they are wasteful and uneconomically viable in an increasingly challenging business environment.

    We measure and monitor the environmental footprint of our most material operational aspects and report this information annually.

    For more information about our operational impact, please refer to the Rothschild & Co Annual Report.

  • Resource and materials management

     2018
    (35 offices)
    2017
    (15 offices)
    Waste in tonnes621.6527.2
    Tonnes/FTE0.180.18