b'2023 AusLSAOUR PEOPLE OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY OUR GOVERNANCESUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:PROFILE The partners of FB Rice are committed to seeing the business remainFB Rice has for some years measured its environmental wholly owned by the partners of the firm. Our key areas of focus arefootprint. Measurement includes working with our partner, our culture in that FB Rice continues to be a great place to workPangolin Associates, to determine the greenhouse gas (GHG) providing the best patent and trade mark services in Australia to ouremissions and other impacts from our business operations, clients. Both of these goals are unimpeded by the expectations andincluding cooling and heating our offices, business travel and demands of external shareholders.electricity used for our computers. FB Rice has moved to FB Rices CHAT values underpin everything we do. E-files rather than paper based files which has lead to a dramatic reduction in paper usage. FB Rice offsets its carbonContinuously grow: empower, inspire and developfootprint. Helpful: help others to achieveApproachable: friendly with a positive attitudeTeamwork: come together as one team with one purposeFB Rice is committed to fostering a workplace environment in which people with diverse values, backgrounds, and experiences are not only accepted, but also empowered and celebrated. FB Rice engaged with the Workplace Gender Equity Agency to improve our initiatives and actions around gender equity. Our staff are the key to our success, we give rigorous training and are committed to providing continuous professional development and FB Rice ensure our staff are supported with their mental and physical health in a truly hybrid working environment. Headcount:191 (FTE)Floor Area:3,215m2Number of Offices : 4 FB Rice is Australias most trusted intellectualGENDERCLIMATE property firm with offices across the country EQUALITY 26% 40% 83% 67% ACTIONand an established presence across New Zealand and South-East Asia. Our founder, Frederick Bernhard Rice wasINITIATIVES: inspired by our nations scientists andINITIATIVES:International Womens DayEmployer of Choice for Gender EqualityHost innovators and passionate about supportingor lead external programs and/or forumsFemale advancement, mentoring and Green Star rated buildings 4-6 starEarth HourRide to Work Day them to protect their discoveries whichcoachingTraining - Gender awareness unconscious biasGender sensitive End of trip facilitiesEfficient building and lighting automationremains the mission that drives us forwardpromotion and recruitmentInternal D&I networks or committeesEqual payVoluntary Carbon Offsetstoday.controlsDCA major sponsorShowcasing gender diversity experiences GROSS EMISSIONS462t - 2.4t per employee We work with a diverse range of domestic andINCLUSIVE international clients including manufacturers, WORKPLACE 27% 0%software companies, universities, hospitals,BUILDINGS 128tco-operative research centres and research28%0.0institutes.m 24t/INITIATIVES:Recruitment and promotion for D&IInternal D&I networks or committees0.05% 71%Our approach combines unparalleled technical Membership - DCAExternal D&I programs and/or forums hostingTraining -333texpertise with integrity and a determination toAwareness and unconscious biasStaff Surveys - D&IWear it Purple DayTRAVEL 72%help clients achieve their goals. That has seen Gender pronouns promotion 1 .7t/e e eploymus win nine Australian Client Choice Awards, including being named Best Specialist IP FirmFLEXIBLECARBON0%five years running and Best Client Experience WORKPLACE 26 4.0 100% OFFSETS & Firm for Specialist IP in 2021 and 2022.RENEWABLES At FB Rice, we champion innovation and createINITIATIVES:NET EMISSIONSvalue. Flexible work hoursPart time optionsJob sharingRemote working tools and0t - 0t per employeesystemsSupport for flexible workingTime in lieuUnpaid leaveCarers leave We cultivate an inclusive environment that Study leaveVolunteering leaveReligious and ceremonial leavePurchased extends from our employees to our clients. WeleavePhased retirementDomestic violence leaveFamily and fertility leave ENVIRONMENTAL do this by recruiting the best people; that is MANAGEMENTtechnical experts with excellentPSYCHOLOGICAL communication skills. The result is a superior WELLBEING INITIATIVES: service, with thoughtful, reliable and World Environment Dayresponsive professionals who optimise IP strategies for our clients. INITIATIVES:R U OK? programPsychological support/ EAPMental health first aid trainingRECYCLING100%and supportMental Health Awareness WeekTraining - Mental health awareness FB Rice is wholly owned by the partners of theand managementSalary continuanceDomestic violence strategy OFFICESfirm.Mental health office championPHYSICALPAPERWELLBEINGUSAGE INITIATIVES: INITIATIVES: Paperlite office programGreen accredited paper purchase specificationErgonomics programFlu vaccinationsInternal exercise sessionsTeam events Follow me printing Wellness awareness and promotionOnsite fruit and healthy cateringPAPER CERTIFICATION:Ergonomics program - offsiteHealth EAPPEFC Australian Forestry standard'