For a fifth consecutive year, Ater Wynne has been named one of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine. The firm was also recognized as the highest ranking law firm on the list. The list was determined by an anonymous employee survey in 2012 and an independent assessment of the employer's sustainable practices.
“Being green is more than just smart business,” said Mike Shackelford, Ater Wynne’s managing partner. “It is a boost to company morale. Our people have made it clear that they want to be carbon neutral, so we are doing everything we can to support that initiative.”
The survey included questions on the organization's support for waste reduction; reuse and recycling; renewable energy and conservation; alternative modes of transportation ; use of nontoxic materials; environmental stewardship; and employee recognition and rewards for meeting or exceeding energy and waste-reduction goals.