Clear Start Accountants Goes Green

Manchester-based Clear Start Accountants, has bolstered its environmental efforts by taking significant steps towards reducing its carbon footprint and promoting a greener, more eco-conscious workplace.

As an advocate of eco-friendly practices, Clear Start Accountants has embraced the concept of a paperless office, aligning its operations with a commitment to environmental responsibility and technological innovation. Embarking on a transformative journey to eliminate the need for paper in its daily operations, Clear Start Accountants has substantially reduced its environmental impact. The transition has not only decreased the firm’s carbon footprint but has also streamlined its workflow, making it more efficient and cost-effective.

Recognising that achieving a paperless office requires collaboration with partners and third parties involved in their operations, Clear Start Accountants is actively working with its business partners and service providers to encourage the adoption of digital processes. By fostering a shared commitment to sustainability, it is striving to ensure that every aspect of its operations is as paperless as possible.

The collaborative approach extends beyond the internal operations of the business, reaching out to clients and stakeholders. Clear Start Accountants is advocating for digital document sharing, e-signatures, and secure online portals to facilitate communication and data exchange. Through encouraging clients to also embrace paperless practices, the firm helps reduce the overall environmental impact of its industry.

Additionally, Clear Start Accountants is digitising its telephone scripts; the transition will not only reduce the need for printed materials but, will also enhance customer service by providing more dynamic and up-to-date information. The digitisation of telephone scripts exemplifies the firm’s commitment to staying ahead of the technological curve, while minimising its ecological footprint.

Significantly, the business has also partnered with environmental organisation Ecologi to plant one tree for each new client onboarded, equating to approximately 200 each month. The admirable commitment to reforestation aims to offset Clear Start’s carbon emissions and makes a tangible contribution to environmental conservation worldwide, with trees already planted globally in countries such as Madagascar and Ethiopia.

Fiaz Ashraf, Founder and CEO of Clear Start Accountants comments: “In an era where environmental sustainability is of paramount importance, we are proud to be implementing these significant changes to our operations and showcasing our dedication to our role in mitigating climate change. By doing so, we are not only taking a significant stride towards environmental sustainability but, we are also demonstrating to our clients, partners and the broader business community that adopting eco-friendly practices is not only possible but, essential for a greener, more sustainable future.”

With an employee base of over 150 people, and operating from its state of the art, contemporary headquarters in Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, as well as from its offices in Stockport and Canada, Clear Start Accountants offers general accountancy services for sole traders and smaller firms, such as HMRC returns as well as its pioneering, tech-enabled, personal budgeting service for both business and private individuals.

Clear Start has helped countless consumers and small businesses in reducing their living costs, with the assistance of their bespoke client software Clear Smart Personal Budgeting App.

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