October 13, 2009
National Network of Reporting Companies Sets the Standard for a Greener Court Reporting Profession.
The National Network of Reporting Companies (NNRC) has formed a Green Commission that plans to lead its group of prominent independent court reporting firms to, collectively, become the first and only green certified court reporting network in the world. The NNRC Green Commission is paving the way to create sustainable working environments and promoting the Green Movement.
“As responsible and concerned citizens of the world, it is our duty and responsibility to help preserve and protect our environment for the generations who will follow. We are fortunate to belong to an organization and profession that can, and will, have a significant impact in furthering this fight,” explains William Fredericks of Fredericks Reporting in Austin, Texas, Chair of the NNRC Green Commission.
The court reporting field utilizes enormous amounts of paper each year to print transcripts of depositions and other legal documents. The NNRC Green Commission’s goal is to come up with requirements for all of its court reporting members to ensure environmentally responsible practices.
“The public may not know exactly how much of an impact this decision will have on the environment,” said Mason Farmani, Member of the NNRC’s Board of Directors and Green Commission and COO of Barkley Court Reporters. “Just by making the simple conversion to post-consumer copy paper, Barkley alone has saved 7.2 forty-foot-high trees, 2,100 gallons of water, 1,230 kw hours of electricity and 18 pounds of air pollution for every 40 cases of paper we use each year. You can imagine what kind of a cumulative impact the NNRC will have on our environment with its more than 50 firm members nationally and abroad.”
The mission of the NNRC Green Commission is to certify every one of its members as an official Green Business. They will implement several significant and revolutionary changes in the industry, including:
•Purchasing and using environmentally friendly supplies and products, such as refillable toner cartridges and post-consumer content paper,
•Increasing waste diversion by recycling all paper, bottles and cans,
•Purchasing Energy Star-rated office equipment and appliances,
•Conserving fossil fuels by encouraging the use of public transportation by all employees,
•Encouraging their attorney clients to securely access their transcripts and exhibits via the web instead of traditional paper delivery.
“These changes are only some of NNRC’s requirements for making meaningful changes within the industry to help fight global warming,” stated Duane O’Geil, NNRC’s President and CEO of Independent Reporters, Inc in Calgary/Edmonton, Canada.
About the National Network of Reporting Companies
In 1983, five of the leading firms in the court reporting industry joined forces to better service the needs of the legal community. Through shared knowledge, management techniques and innovative services, these companies are able to provide the highest quality of services to their clients. Since that time, over 50-plus of the top firms have joined the National Network of Reporting Companies (NNRC), the most prestigious independent court reporting firm network in the world.
The National Network of Reporting Companies (NNRC) is comprised of the most customer-oriented, technologically advanced court reporting firms in the world. The independently owned and operated firms are all proven, experienced, capable, technologically adept, and committed to professionalism. Each knows their market, and their members come highly recommended by both clients and peers for integrity, timeliness and accuracy. Expectations for membership are high. Each firm is required to meet stringent criteria for state-of-the-art technology in reporting, professionalism and other attributes that benefit their clients. Every member of the expanded, comprehensive network can easily be booked online.
For additional information about the NNRC Green Commission, please contact Debbe Dreher, Executive Director, at (866)337-6672. NNRC.com