Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), whose office in Rockville is certified through the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program, is a nationally recognized, growth-oriented CPA firm. The Firm provides guidance and support that helps our clients move forward to reach their organizational goals. Ranked among the largest accounting and consulting firms in the country, Cherry Bekaert specializes in offering solutions that impact our clients’ growth and success. For more than 70 years, global corporations, private businesses, emerging firms, start-ups, government entities, nonprofits and successful individuals have relied on Cherry Bekaert to guide them forward as their growth advisor. Our Firm’s industry specialists understand your marketplace, so we can help clients make the most of emerging opportunities while minimizing compliance headaches.
Having sustainable practices is important to the Firm. It aligns with our mission: To make a difference for our people and our clients. Sustainable practices improves workplace quality for current employees and strengthens our ability to become an employer of choice for future hires. We strive for consistent innovation of sustainably responsible policies and procedures not only for our people, but also our clients. We believe our employees and our clients have an inherent desire to reduce their negative impact on the environment. We can presuppose, then, that they also expect any company they choose to work with to also be socially responsible. The environmental implications of our operation include eliminating excess waste and maximizing the efficient use of current resources. This goes beyond our office space and impacts our clients’ homes and places of business, as well as any vendors we interact with and our community at large.
Our Washington, D.C. practice has implemented a variety of sustainable practices including:
Implementing a K-Cup Recycling program, which saved 382.7 pounds of K-Cups from the landfill.
Purchasing sustainable supplies including kitchen utensils, cleaning and printing supplies.
Organizing and recruiting members for our Green Team to oversee our sustainability efforts.
Offering customers environmentally responsible products and services that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability including receiving electronic versions of their tax return documents.
Looking ahead to the near future, we have big ideas to continue our efforts in reducing our carbon footprint while maintaining our client service expectations and passion for excellence.