We recognise the real and pressing environmental challenges that we all face, as well as our responsibility to reduce the impact of our business on the environment.
Our goal is to significantly reduce the production of greenhouse gases, the depletion of natural resources and the generation of non-recyclable waste from our business activities. We do this by making environmentally conscious decisions about the operation of our business – an approach that’s monitored by our Environment and Sustainability Committee, our Managing Partner and our Board.
We are proud to share the results of our latest Greenhouse Gas Assessment, which measured the total carbon emissions of our firm’s business activities for financial year 2022. This external audit covers our full scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions, including our supply chain, we believe that the first step to reducing our emissions is understanding their source. We are committed to undertaking this audit annually and publicly sharing the results, this will a role in meeting our environmental performance targets of, achieving a Climate Active carbon neutral certification by 2025 and the certification of our Net Zero strategy against the SBTi corporate standard by 2025.
We’re open about our performance
Since 2012 we have been members of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA), AusLSA is an industry-led association working to promote sustainable practices across the legal sector. Part of our commitment as a member is to publicly report our calculated scope 1, 2 and the travel component of scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions each year. Since 2018 we offset these calculated GHG emissions by purchasing high quality verified carbon credits through With One Seed (forestry program in Timor Leste) and the Aboriginal Carbon Fund.