b"2021 AusLSA OUR PEOPLE OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY OUR GOVERNANCESUSTAINABILITYSUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: PROFILE Gadens' Employee Program aligns with our strategic intent ofSustainability and Social Impact is one of the \x1erm's keyAs a law \x1erm, Gadens has a privileged and professional standingGadens has an Operational Risk Management and being an employer of choice. Priority areas are:strategic pillars. Gadens has also adopted the Unitedthat confers a responsibility to contribute to the betterment ofCompliance Framework that is underpinned by ourFlexibility: We recognise that staff need to achieve an effectiveNations Sustainable Development Goals framework andour community. This includes our professional and ethicalvalues and prescribes our approach to corporate balance between work and other commitments, and that apledged to achieve certi\x1eed carbon neutral status withinresponsibility to enhance access to the legal system, assistinggovernance, risk management and compliance with legal \x1fexible workplace is essential to attracting and retaining high12 months and reach Net Zero by 2030. Gadens aims todisadvantaged and marginalised people and embracing theand regulatory requirements. The framework performing people.be recognised as an environmentally responsible businessconcept of corporate social responsibility. incorporates extensive business continuity and disaster that respects the environment and communities in which itGadens is a signatory to the Australian Pro Bono Centre'srecovery protocols. Our interaction with clients,Diversity and inclusion: We engage with staff to create anoperates. We believe our commitment to managing ourNational Pro Bono Target, which encourages lawyers to subscribecontractors and suppliers is guided by this framework. environment that promotes individuality and diversity. Ouroperations in an environmentally sustainable manner willto a voluntary target of 35 hours of pro bono work per annum.For each decision that is to be made, we undertake an Indigenous Intern Program has been operating for over 13 years.maximise value for the \x1erm and all our stakeholders.Gadens is committed to meeting or exceeding this target acrossanalysis of the impact that a particular risk or group of We signed up to the CareerTrackers 10x10 Program. OurWe are committed to minimising adverse environmentalthe \x1erm.risks may have on the \x1erm's operations, and ensure that Women@Gadens Committee actively raises awareness of theimpacts and reducing our environmental footprint bymitigating controls and / or actions are put in place to importance and bene\x1ets of gender equality for everyone atcontinually reviewing operations and improving theThe \x1eve key priority areas nationally that form the basis of ourminimise such impact. In support of our actions, we have Gadens.ef\x1eciency of our natural resource consumption.pro bono program are:a signi\x1ecant number of policies and procedures in placeHealth and wellbeing: Our wellbeing initiatives support a Homelessnessthat govern the \x1erm and ensure our compliance with all healthy and balanced lifestyle, providing opportunities for staffOur initiatives are focused around: Indigenous Australiansrelevant laws. to mentally and physically unwind through a range of activities. Achieving net zero emissions. Refugees and asylum seekersOur Operational Risk Management and ComplianceReducing our power consumption and minimising Women and children in need Firm: GadensLearning and development: Our L&D Framework has beenenergy use.Mental healthFramework covers the following areas: designed to deliver focused, career-long L&D to improve skills at Reducing paper usage or only using carbon neutral, Governance and Ethics, Headcount: 542 (FTE) all levels and support career progression. This covers technicalacid-free paper from farmed trees.Current projects include: Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), and business skills training, and support for education assistance. Moving towards a more electronic way of working CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program Quality, Floor Area: 12,292m 2Long term secondment with Women's Legal Service Victoria,Corporate social responsibility: We maintain a culture ofacross the \x1erm.South Australia and Queensland Sustainability, sustainability and sound corporate responsibility. We assist the Making environmentally sustainable procurement Partnerships with Moonee Valley Legal Service, Mental Health Procurement, and Gadens is a leading, independentcommunities in which we live and work, enhance access to thedecisions and ensuring our key, discretional suppliersLegal Centre and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.Business Continuity. Australian law \x1erm with of\x1eces inlegal system and embrace social responsibility. are adopting sustainable business practices whereverOur Boards and Executive Management Teams operate Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne andpossible.within the above governance framework and are Sydney. We have over 75 partners and Improving our waste management and recyclingaccountable for their respective areas of responsibility. 600 staff across Australia. Our vision is topractices, including recycling coffee cups and providingEquity and other partner meetings are held as required.be recognised as a leading Australian lawreusable kitchen items to staff.\x1erm, and help people achieve their purpose in a complex world. Our cultureGENDERPOLICY GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INDIGENOUSPOLICY RAP CODE OF CONDUCT POLICYincludes our values, and our values33% 54% 75%EQUALITY FEMALE FEMALE FEMALE RECONCILIATION /RISK MANAGEMENTre\x1fect the essence of the \x1ermthey GROSS EMISSIONS REFLECTunderpin everything we do and guidePARTNERS LEGALNON-LEGAL PUBLISHED ACTION PUBLISHED PLAN LEVELour daily behaviour. We promoteINITIATIVES: STAFF STAFF 744t1.4t/employee INITIATIVES:individuality and diversity while instilling Employer of Choice for Gender EqualityEquitable Brie\x1fng Commitment94% 0.00% 1.0%Af\x1frmative procurementCultural awareness trainingIndigenous BusinessCODE OF COMPLAINTS RISK BCP ORpride in the \x1erm and are committed to(CommBar/LCA/etc)Gender sensitive promotion and recruitment703t MonthIndigenous employment and internshipsNAIDOC WeekNationalCONDUCT & GRIEVANCE MANAGEMENT ERP International Women's DayLCA Diversity and Inclusion CharterPay EquityBUILDINGS Reconciliation WeekPro bono supportReconciliation Action PlanTRAINING MECHANISM PLANequality in the workplace.AmbassadorTraining - Gender awareness unconscious biasPro bono95%Collaboration for reconciliationVolunteering and secondmentssupport for Women at RiskWomen's Legal Service Victoria partnership 0.06t/m2Gadens recognises that our enduringSUSTAINABLE SUPPLY POLICYsuccess requires economic growth thatD 0.00% 5.0% 0.50% 41t NON LEGAL CHAIN MANAGEMENTboth protects and promotes social equityINCLUSIVEI POLICY L POLICY TRAVELV G VOLUNTEERINGand ecological sustainability. We strive toWORKPLACE E B 0 0 6%.0 7t/e e e .0 1t/e e employ mployR TS I NON-PROFIT/ NON LEGALcreate a culture where the principles ofI Q COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERINGT +sustainability and sound corporateY PUBLISHED PUBLISHED NET EMISSIONS INITIATIVES: PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIESINITIATIVES:Blood donationsBoardsCharity events and appealsCommunitySUSTAINABLE STANDARDS STANDARDS MODERN FEDERAL NSW744t1.4t/employee SUPPLY CHAIN APPLY TO APPLY TO SLAVERY LEGISLATION LEGISLATIONresponsibility are embraced and lived by DCA membershipInternal networks or committeesLCA Diversity andVolunteeringHost external sporting eventsOrganised volunteeringMANAGEMENT EXISTINGNEW PROGRAM PARTICIPATION (PENDING)our people every day. We seek to make aEquality CharterTraining - Cultural awareness unconscious biasPro bono Secondments to NGOsSkilled volunteering SUPPLIERS SUPPLIERSdifference in the world by contributing tolegal supportWear it Purple DayWorld Aids Day SUPPLIER STANDARD COVER:the development of the communities inENVIRONMENTAL POLICYHuman RightsEnvironmental ImpactsFair Labour Practices CHARITABLECommunity DevelopmentIndigenous InclusionGender Equality which we live and work. We areFLEXIBLEPOLICY MANAGEMENTUN Global compact and Sustainable Development GoalsRisk 263 GIVINGWEEKS WEEKS 80% ENV. managementcommitted to giving back, and ourWORKPLACE IMPROVEMENTRETURN TO PUBLISHED TARGET CORPORATEpeople participate in projects that makeGIVINGPRIMARY SECONDARY WORK AFTERa difference. We recognise thePUBLISHED CARER CARER PARENTAL INITIATIVES: INITIATIVES: PROGRAM SUSTAINABILITYREPORT INITIATIVES: LEAVECitySmart memberCitySwitch Green Of\x1fce Corporate donationsExternal charity events and appealsInternal Appeals importance of fostering sustainableand CollectionsWorkplace givingRonald McDonald House sponsorREPORTING Career break /SabbaticalsCarer's leaveCOVID leaveFlexible work hours Earth HourGreen Star building 4-6 starNGERs communities, minimising our impact on Job sharingPart time optionsPhased retirementPurchased leavecompliant reportingCircular Economy: No WasteENV. ISO 14001MANAGEMENT EMSthe environment and taking Remote working tools and systemsStudy leaveTime in lieuUnpaid leave is WastedCleverbox reduced packaging SYSTEM (EMS) CERTIFICATION LEGAL STRATEGY PROMOTED CSRresponsibility for our environmental footprint. PSYCHOLOGICALPOLICY RECYCLING100% 100% 100% 100% PRO BONO DATE SETWELLBEING (OFFICES) These icons provide limited information about the \x1frmsPUBLISHED PRO BONOlegal pro bono commitment. More extensiveCENTRESTAFFTARGETSURVEYS% of\x1fce availability information is reported by the Australian Pro Bono Centre and on individual \x1frms websites.INITIATIVES: Mental health training and internal supportHealth & Wellbeing CommitteePAPER 73,146kg 43% Further informationprogramHealth Awareness internal CLEPsychological support/ EAPR U OK?from AusLSAprograms USAGE1 3 Rtkg/employee ecycled conten5PAPER CERTIFICATION:PHYSICALPOLICYFSCNCOSOtherWELLBEINGSTAFF SURVEYS INITIATIVES: ErgonomicsGym membershipsWellness awareness and promotionFlu vaxFruit boxesProactive health checksTeam events Work based exercise sessions"