Barran Liebman Recognized as a "2021 Best Green Workplace in Oregon"
Published June 1, 2021
Today, Barran Liebman was proud to be named byOregon Business magazine in their thirteenth annual “100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon”list that celebrates the efforts of organizations that have gone above and beyond to demonstrate environmental responsibility in the workplace. For the ninth year in a row, Oregon Business recognized Barran Liebman’s efforts towards sustainability and environmental stewardship. The firm remains the top-ranking law firm on the list and was named as the #22 “Best Green Workplace in Oregon” overall.
The “100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon” list is released annually to shed light on local businesses across all industries that are implementing green workplace practices and setting a standard for other organizations to follow. At Barran Liebman, our firm culture is rooted in our commitment to our clients, employees, and community. According to Barran Liebman’s Executive Director Traci Ray, “Our firm’s impact on sustainability falls into two categories: (1) sustainability impacts that are a product of our current environment; and (2) intentional initiatives to keep our office and community green.” In addition to being able to further reduce our carbon footprint and use of paper products as a result of this past year’s remote work environment (less commuting, operating in a heightened digital environment, less incoming and outgoing mail, virtual events), Barran Liebman has also worked to carry out intentional initiatives that have been implemented to keep the community green. Beyond everyday efforts to minimize printing and conserve energy, examples of intentional green initiatives include hosting a virtual cooking class and recipe challenge to encourage team members to cut down on to-go and frozen meal packaging, and encouraging employees to spend time in their at-home gardens or keeping and caring for the firm’s variety of indoor plants at the office.
The Barran Liebman team is proud of Oregon’s collective efforts towards sustainability, and we look forward to finding new, creative ways to expand upon our green initiatives moving forward.
ABOUT BARRAN LIEBMAN Barran Liebman LLP is a Portland-based law firm that focuses on management-side Employment, Labor & Benefits Law. Learn more at www.barran.com.