OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: 17 AusLSA ABILITY PROFILE BACK TO NAVIGATION LEGAL PRO BONO C O R PORATE GIV I N G • Corporate donations • Foundations • Staff giving • Matched giving INITIATIVES: • Boards • Non Legal volunteering programs • Allocation of paid volunteer time for employees INITIATIVES: STRATEGY NON LEGAL VOLUNTEERING ACTIVITIES NON-PROFIT/ COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION CORPORATE GIVING PROGRAM PARTICIPATION IN NON LEGAL VOLUNTEERING The below icons provide limited information about the firm’s legal pro bono commitment. More extensive information is reported by the Australian Pro Bono Centre and on individual firm’s websites. Further information from AusLSA N O N L E GAL VOLUNT E E R I N G RECYCLING 100% 100% 0% 100% E N V I R O N M ENTAL MANA G E M E N T • ECO-Buy • Earth Hour INITIATIVES: OFFICES P A PER USAG E 7 8 kg/employ e e 13,412kg 0% ENV. IMPROVEMENT TARGET 34t 10.0% 297t 87% 11.3t 3.3% G REENHOUSE GAS EMISSION S SCOPE ONE SCOPE TWO SCOPE THREE 87% 0.09t/m 2 0.00% 0.00t/m 2 4.35% 5.33% 0.32% 2.7% 0 . 0 5t/emplo y e e 0.62% 0 . 0 1t/emplo y e e GROSS 343t – 2.0t/employee NET 343t – 2.0t/employee POLICY R e c ycled con t e n t % office availability 40% PARTICIPATION IN CORPORATE GIVING 30% CERTIFICATION: • NCOS ent company of the law firms trading as y Burstyner. We take an approach that is artnership with our clients to ensure the dividual needs. We have a team of more ncipals, special counsel, lawyers and boratively to ensure the best outcomes and personal legal needs. oration (BCorp), we are one of only rtification. Certification required analysing our impact on the Corp is an innovative way of certification, The Lantern rm as a force for good. ating for the benefit benefit of the y and our Floor Area: 3,467m2 The Lantern Legal Group is very aware that our daily operations can effect the environment and where possible we have reduced our energy usage and water usage. We have a firm-wide target set to reduce our electricity usage and this is monitored on-line through the Power Cor website and on spreadsheets. All our offices have water saving devices. We have a recycling procedure where cardboard, paper, polystyrene, batteries, Nescafe pods and other commingled rubbish are all recycled. The confidential document destruction process pulps the paper so that it can also be recycled. Our E waste goes to a local not for profit group where their teams dismantle electronic equipment for recycling. There is an ongoing operational need for paper to be used, but this does not mean that we can’t use less. All our printers have a default setting for double sided printing, unless the user makes the conscious decision for single sided. We request that all our suppliers forward all invoices electronically instead of via snail mail. Our staff who regularly commute between our Geelong head office and our Melbourne office, use V-Line public transport in preference to driving company vehicles whenever possible. Lantern Legal Group is widely known as the leader in providing pro bono services to the regions in which we operate. The pro bono services we provide to the community include PILCH/Justice Connect Homeless Persons Legal Clinic, undertaking pro bono cases for refugees seeking asylum in Australia, and providing legal advice to a range of charities and community organisations in our communities. We contribute in excess of 3000 hours per year to pro bono services. This is on average 36 hours per lawyer, which is in excess of the National Pro Bono Aspirational Target. We actively encourage our people to play a meaningful role in their region and as a result, our staff sit on over 20 charitable or not-for-profit boards and committees. Lantern Legal Group also has a long history of supporting the local region by providing sponsorships to over 15 businesses and initiatives. Our impact on the community is one of four areas measured in order for the Lantern Legal group to achieve and maintain their B Corp Certification. Through our B Corp Certification, we turn concepts such as “being a good corporate citizen”” into something tangible and measurable, that the community can trust.