A greener way 
of recruiting.
Starting now.

We’re doing terrible things to the planet. And early talent recruitment is part of the problem.

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For decades we’ve been handing out piles of post-it notes, highlighter pens, stress balls and chargers at careers fairs. The list of stuff goes on and on. A lot goes straight to landfill. We need to start thinking differently, and start now.

Our purpose is clear: to get organisations to take a more eco-friendly approach to early talent recruitment. We’re asking everyone in the sector to get involved. We all have the power to make a difference.

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Impact Report Library

Our signatories have been working hard. Here’s a library of all our previous reports and a look into the difference we’ve made to our carbon footprint.

The pledge

Sign up to our pledge and promise to review, reduce and report.

Don’t think that early talent is too small a field to make much of a difference. With over half a million graduate vacancies and apprenticeships annually, the results of our collective action could be truly significant.


Review your early talent processes and operations, identifying opportunities to be more sustainable


Reduce the amount of materials you produce, and/or switch to sustainable alternatives


Report what you’ve changed, so the Alliance can calculate the joint impact of all of our pledgers

COVID-19 has already encouraged many of us to change our working practices. Let’s continue that momentum – take further action and make the world a healthier and safer place for us all.

Sign up now to play your role in saving the planet, one hire at a time.

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“Nearly two decades in this industry has left me wondering why we, as recruiters, place such importance on disposable material objects when building relationships with candidates and promoting our brands. Our consumption in the name of attraction is inexcusable and it needs to change now.”

Laura Yeates

The driving force behind the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance

Who's already on side?

The Sustainable Recruitment Alliance was born from the passionate belief of two organisations – and many more have come on board since. Will yours be next?

One of the world’s pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, we pride ourselves on our approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. We always strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We provide them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the Firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

A specialist people communications agency that helps clients attract and engage talent. It works with a wide range of leading organisations in the early talent space, such as Rolls-Royce, Capital One, Aviva, Lloyds Banking Group, Heathrow, Baker McKenzie and Clifford Chance. Blackbridge is always happy to consult on the development of alternative recruitment methods that have a lower – or even non-existent – carbon footprint.

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