4 ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN LEGAL SECTOR ALLIANCE Law firms working together to promote sustainable practices The Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) is a growing alliance of Australian law firms and strategic partners who have chosen to work collaboratively to promote and increase sustainable practices across the legal sector. It is an independent not-for-profit enterprise which was developed and is funded by its law firm members. AusLSA provides a forum for its members and key partners to work together sharing knowledge and experience to further their shared sustainability values. AusLSA develops and maintains a range of tools and resources to assist members to more easily reach their sustainability objectives. AusLSA is also a part of a global movement that includes the Legal Sustainability Alliance of England & Wales and the Law Firm Sustainability Network, based in the USA. AusLSA’s Vision and Mission Vision - The Australian legal sector is widely known as an international leader in social and environmental sustainability and for creating societal value. Mission - To work collaboratively to inspire and facilitate more sustainable practices across the legal sector addressing areas including our people, community, environment and governance. The AusLSA Principles All AusLSA Members have committed to the AusLSA Principles: 1. Developing a shared understanding of the value that sustainability provides across our businesses 2. Working collaboratively to build the capacity of our peers, suppliers and other stakeholders to improve their sustainability 3. Engaging in the public debate to develop, apply and promote best practice across the sector 4. Measuring, managing and improving the sustainability of our businesses 5. Reporting on our progress and being accountable. Further information about AusLSA is available on our website: www.legalsectoralliance.com.au