b"2021 AusLSA OUR PEOPLE OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY OUR GOVERNANCESUSTAINABILITYSUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: PROFILE Thomson Geer's people are core to the success of our business.Thomson Geer recognises its responsibility to make aAt Thomson Geer, we understand the importance of giving backThomson Geer has an effective and pragmatic The law is an incredibly rewarding profession, but we recognisemeaningful commitment to minimise the impact of itsto our community. A broad and real understanding of issuesgovernance and risk management framework in place that it can also be demanding. For this reason, we aim tooperations on the environment and to use the resourcesfaced by all members of the community, including those whowhich is core to our operations. The \x1frm is led by the maintain an environment that is \x1eexible, friendly, personable,consumed in delivering professional services to its clientscannot afford legal representation, increases development andChief Executive Partner who is responsible for the day to collegiate and professionally stimulating. We \x1frmly believe inin the most ef\x1fcient way possible.awareness of our staff, make us well rounded and informed, andday leadership, administration and management of the equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. It is inherent to theAs with most professional services companies, our majoris of course the right thing to do.partnership supported by the Executive Team. The \x1frm's way we operate and is re\x1eected in the \x1frm's Diversity andenvironmental impacts occur through our everydayOur \x1frm provides pro bono legal advice to marginalised andBoard Committee is responsible for the broad strategic Inclusion Statement.activities, which is why we have implemented a range ofdisadvantaged groups across all States in which we operate. Ourdirection of the \x1frm, higher level governance and risk We are proud to participate in a number of initiatives to advanceenvironment initiatives. These include the implementationlawyers are encouraged to spend up to 100 hours per year onmanagement. the interests of women, as well as being a member of theof a Less Paper Policy which has reduced our use of paperapproved pro bono matters and receive \x1fnancial credit for thisWe have a suite of policies and practices across the \x1frm Australian Network on Disability and participating in its Steppingby over half, electronic correspondence and invoicing,time.which underpin how we operate, covering risk Into internship program.default double sided printing, recycling, automatic sleepThomson Geer is pleased to have commenced the process tomanagement, business continuity, information security, Maintaining legal knowledge both broadly and in speci\x1fc areas ismode for computers, and sensor lighting.formalise our commitment to advancing the interests ofprivacy, modern slavery, supplier management, and of key importance. Thomson Geer delivers a comprehensiveWe consider the environmental impact of ourAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with thecomplaints management. training and development program and all staff attend theprocurement of goods and services and seek to sourcedevelopment of our \x1frst Reconciliation Action Plan. The RAPDocumented quality standards and \x1frm values guide our various legal and non-legal seminars and courses on offer. Welegal and environmentally acceptable sources. Weoutlines activities already undertaken at the \x1frm includingpractitioners in their everyday activities.also support opportunities to undertake external study.consider the energy rating of the building as a part of ourprocurement from Indigenous businesses, pro bono work, and Firm: Thomson Geer We also know that wellbeing has a signi\x1fcant impact onchoice of new tenancy requirements. All of our of\x1fces aresupporting Indigenous community initiatives. Headcount: 542 (FTE) motivation, morale and performance at work. Ourin at least a \x1fve star NABERS rated building. We are constantly looking for ways that we can connect our wellbeing@work program provides a range of resources andlawyers with pro bono and support opportunities that will utilise Floor Area: 12,446m 2 tools for our people so that they can maintain a healthy andtheir skills to make a meaningful contribution to our localbalanced lifestyle. communities.Thomson Geer is a major Australian corporate law \x1frm. We have more than 560 people, including 131 partners operating out of our of\x1fces in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. By size, we are one of the 10 largest \x1frms operating in Australia. Thomson Geer provides a full range ofGENDERPOLICY 23% 51% 81% GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS INDIGENOUSPOLICY RAP CODE OF CONDUCT POLICYcorporate legal services to clients acrossEQUALITY FEMALE FEMALE FEMALE RECONCILIATION /RISK MANAGEMENTthe public and private sectors. Many ofGROSS EMISSIONS REFLECTPARTNERS LEGALNON-LEGAL ACTION PUBLISHED IN DEVTthe \x1frm's practitioners areSTAFF STAFF 715t1.3t/employee PLAN LEVELINITIATIVES: INITIATIVES:acknowledged as leading lawyers. CommBar Equitable Brie\x1fng CharterEmployer of Choice for Gender Equality Af\x1frmative procurementIndigenous employment and internshipsGender sensitive promotion and recruitmentHost or lead external programs88% 0.00% 0.50%Pro bono supportReconciliation Action Plan CODE OF COMPLAINTS RISK BCP OROur af\x1fliate government relations International Women's DayFemale advancement, mentoring and coachingBUILDINGS 636t CONDUCT & GRIEVANCE MANAGEMENT ERPconsultancy TG Public Affairs provides Training - Gender awareness unconscious bias 89% TRAINING MECHANISM PLAN\x1frst class, tri-partisan public affairs advice0.05t/m2 NON LEGALto blue chip foreign and AustralianD 0.00% 10.5% 0.70% VOLUNTEERING SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY POLICYINCLUSIVEI POLICY L POLICYcorporations. Thomson Geer has built aV G 80t CHAIN MANAGEMENTWORKPLACE E B TRAVEL NON-PROFIT/ NON LEGALmajor Australian law \x1frm around theR T 0 0 11% COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERINGS I . 1 4t/e oy e e .0 1t/employ e eI Q mpl INITIATIVES: PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIESprinciples of quality and value. Add toT +Y PUBLISHEDBlood donationsBoardsCharity events and appealsCommunity that a unique ability to provide insightsINITIATIVES: NET EMISSIONS VolunteeringSecondments to NGOsStudent tutoring and mentoringinto the Australian policy and public Host or lead external programsInternal networks or committeesTraining -715t1.3t/employee SUSTAINABLE STANDARDS STANDARDS MODERN FEDERAL NSWSUPPLY CHAIN APPLY TO APPLY TO SLAVERY LEGISLATION LEGISLATIONCultural awareness unconscious bias MANAGEMENT EXISTINGNEW PROGRAM PARTICIPATION (PENDING)affairs system, and we are well suited toSUPPLIERSCHARITABLE SUPPLIERSthe times.GIVING SUPPLIER STANDARD COVER:FLEXIBLEPOLICY ENVIRONMENTAL POLICYFair Labour PracticesHuman RightsAs a member of the wider Australian26295%WORKPLACE WEEKS WEEKS MANAGEMENT CORPORATEbusiness community, Thomson GeerGIVINGrecognises its responsibility to make aPRIMARY SECONDARY RETURN TO ENV. INITIATIVES: PROGRAM SUSTAINABILITY WORK AFTERmeaningful commitment to corporateINITIATIVES: LEAVE INITIATIVES: IMPROVEMENT and CollectionsMatched workplace givingWorkplace giving REPORTINGPUBLISHED CARER CARER PARENTAL PUBLISHED TARGETCorporate donationsExternal charity events and appealsInternal Appeals social responsibility, diversity and Career break /SabbaticalsCarer's leaveFlexible work hoursFlexible Earth HourGreen Star building 4-6 starsustainability. We also understand theworking promotion and supportJob sharingLeave return budget adjustmentsPROMOTED Part time optionsPhased retirementPurchased leaveRemote workingLEGAL STRATEGYimportance of giving back to ourtools and systemsStudy leaveUnpaid leaveVolunteer leave RECYCLING100% 100% 100% 100% PRO BONOcommunity and our \x1frm is committed to(OFFICES) PRO BONOthe provision of pro bono legal advice toThese icons provide limited information about the \x1frmsCENTREPSYCHOLOGICALPOLICY % of\x1fce availability legal pro bono commitment. More extensivePUBLISHED TARGETmarginalised and disadvantaged groupsWELLBEING information is reported by the Australian Pro Bono across the States in which we operate. PAPER 27,453kg 20% Centre and on individual \x1frms websites.PUBLISHED Further informationINITIATIVES: USAGE from AusLSA5 1 Rkg/emplo e ecycled conentye t Psychological support/ EAPResilience and stress management training PAPER CERTIFICATION:PHYSICALPOLICYNCOSPEFCWELLBEINGPUBLISHEDINITIATIVES: Discount health insuranceErgonomicsGym membershipsWellness awareness and promotionFlu vaxFruit boxesProactive health checksTeam eventsWork based exercise sessions"