The Sustainability Framework was developed between 2014-2017 in consultation with members, thought leaders and legal sector stakeholders.
How we report
Each year all AusLSA members are invited to report based on AusLSA’s standard reporting framework. Reporting is open from July until early September.
Reporting involves participating firms addressing a series of questions aimed at measuring levels of commitment, transparency, activity and achievements in a range of related categories. This information is collected using our Sustainability Reporting and Analysis Tool (SRAT).
The annual Legal Sector Sustainability Insight is edited by the Australian Legal Sector Alliance with assistance from a range of contributors and expert stakeholders.
What we report
AusLSA's Sustainability Framework and Reporting Framework has evolved progressively since 2009. Each year AusLSA seeks feedback from members, stakeholders and thought leaders to refine and improve its reporting criteria.
Most recently AusLSA's has expanded its environmental reporting with the addition of more comprehensive reporting across the People, Community and Governance pillars.
In developing these questions the AusLSA Executive and Board carefully balanced the coverage and depth of reporting to optimise the following criteria
The development of AusLSA’s reporting framework and the analysis and commentary included in this report is greatly assisted by the input of a group of key organisations:
AusLSA collects five categories of information to complete its report.
As an example the SRAT assists in data collection by focusing on data options that are readily available through normal operational processes, for example giving users the option to enter data such as taxi expenditure, or number of flights taken rather than requiring detailed activity data such as taxi or flight mileage. The SRAT uses the latest emissions factors, industry data and models from a variety of sources, most notably the National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA
2017 - Reporting Framework (reporting questions)
An MS Word version of the full set of Proposed Questions and Guidance for 2017 is available for download here. Additional questions covering Staff Learning and Development, Paper Certifications and Public Sustainability reporting are proposed for 2017. These questions are currently being circulated for members and will be finalised at the end of June. A shorter set of Proposed Additional Questions for 2017 is available for download here
Key Dates between June-November 2017