b'2023 AusLSAOUR PEOPLE OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY OUR GOVERNANCESUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:PROFILE Gadens people programs align with our strategic intent of being anSustainability and Social Impact is one of the firms key strategic employer of choice. Priority areas are: pillars. Gadens has also adopted the United Nations Sustainable Flexibility: We recognise that our people need to achieve an effectiveDevelopment Goals framework and pledged to reach Net Zero by balance between work and other commitments, and that a flexible2030. workplace is essential to attracting and retaining high performingOur Melbourne and Sydney Offices are certified as Carbon Neutral people. We have a number of policies and initiatives in support of thisby Climate Active. Gadens aims to be recognised as an aim. environmentally responsible business that respects the environment and communities in which it operates. We believe our commitment to Inclusion and diversity: We engage with staff to create anmanaging our operations in an environmentally sustainable manner environment that promotes individuality and diversity. Ourwill maximise value for the firm and all our stakeholders.Indigenous Intern Program has been operating for over 15 years, andWe are committed to minimising adverse environmental impacts we are part of the CareerTrackers program. and reducing our environmental footprint by continually reviewing Health and wellbeing: Our wellbeing initiatives support a healthy andoperations and improving the efficiency of our natural resource balanced lifestyle, providing opportunities for staff to mentally andconsumption.physically unwind through a range of activities. Our initiatives are focused around:Learning and development: Our L&D Framework has been designedAchieving net zero emissions.to deliver focused, career-long L&D to improve skills at all levels andReducing our power consumption and minimising energy use.support career progression. This covers technical and business skillsReducing paper usage or only using carbon neutral, acid-free training, and support for education assistance. paper from farmed trees.Moving towards a more electronic way of working across the firm.Gadens Corporate social responsibility: We maintain a culture of sustainabilityMaking environmentally sustainable procurement decisions and and sound corporate responsibility. We assist the communities inensuring our key, discretional suppliers are adopting Headcount:623 (FTE) which we live and work, enhance access to the legal system andsustainable business practices wherever possible.Improving our waste management and recycling practices, Floor Area:12,292m2 embrace social responsibility.including recycling coffee cups and providing reusable kitchen Number of Offices : 4 items to staff.GENDER40% 58% 71% 58% CLIMATEEQUALITY ACTIONGadens is a leading, independent Australian law firm with offices in Adelaide, Brisbane,INITIATIVES:INITIATIVES: Melbourne and Sydney. We have over 80 International Womens DayPay Equity AmbassadorLCA Diversity and TelecommutingGreen Star rated buildings 4-6 starNational Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGERs) compliant reporting partners and 600 staff across Australia.Inclusion CharterEquitable briefing pledge (e.g. CommBar/LCA)Host or lead Teleconferencing facilities and trainingPolicy on flight offsets external programs and/or forumsFemale advancement, mentoring and coaching Earth HourRide to Work DayEnd of trip facilitiesClimate Active Our vision is to be recognised as a leading Training - Gender awareness unconscious biasGender sensitive promotion andProgramNABERSs Energy RatingClimate Active - Carbon Neutral Australian law firm, and help people achieverecruitmentInternal D&I networks or committeesEqual pay controlsDCA Efficient building and lighting automationRenewable Electricity major sponsortheir purpose in a complex world. Our Voluntary Carbon OffsetsEnergy audits in previous two yearsculture includes our values, and our values reflect the essence of the firmtheyINCLUSIVEGROSS EMISSIONSunderpin everything we do and guide our WORKPLACE 661t - 1.1t per employee daily behaviour. We promote individuality and diversity while instilling pride in the firm68% 0% 456tINITIATIVES:BUILDINGSand are committed to equality in the Recruitment and promotion for D&IInternal D&I networks or committees69%workplace.Membership - DCALCA Diversity and Inclusion CharterExternal D&I0.0m 24t/programs and/or forums hostingTraining - Awareness and unconscious bias Gadens recognises that our enduring Staff Surveys - D&ITraining - LGBTQ+ awarenessIDAHOBITWear it Purple0% 29%success requires economic growth that bothDayInternal LGBTQ+ networks or committeesPro bono supportTRAVEL 206tprotects and promotes social equity and Training - LGBTQ+ awarenessGender affirmation policy 0 31%. 3 1t/e y e eecological sustainability. We strive to createpom la culture where the principles ofFLEXIBLE30 30 80% CARBON39%sustainability and sound corporate WORKPLACE OFFSETS & responsibility are embraced and lived by ourRENEWABLESpeople every day. We seek to make a difference in the world by contributing toINITIATIVES:NET EMISSIONSthe development of the communities in Flexible work hoursPart time optionsJob sharingRemote working tools and0t - 0t per employeewhich we live and work. We are committedsystemsSupport for flexible workingTime in lieuUnpaid leaveCarers leaveStudy leaveVolunteering leavePurchased leaveCareer breaksPhased to giving back, and our people participateretirementAdjusted KPIs after absencesSabbaticalsDomestic violence leave in projects that make a difference. We Family and fertility leave ENVIRONMENTAL recognise the importance of fostering MANAGEMENTsustainable communities, minimising ourPSYCHOLOGICAL impact on the environment and taking WELLBEING INITIATIVES: responsibility for our environmental CitySwitch Green Officefootprint. INITIATIVES:R U OK? programPsychological support/ EAPMental health first aid trainingRECYCLING100%and supportMental Health Awareness WeekTraining - Mental health awareness OFFICESand managementDomestic violence strategyMental health office championPHYSICALPAPERWELLBEINGUSAGEINITIATIVES: INITIATIVES: Paperlite office programGreen accredited paper purchase specificationErgonomics programProactive health checksFlu vaccinationsInternal Follow me printingexercise sessionsTeam eventsWellness awareness and promotionOnsite fruitPAPER CERTIFICATION: and healthy cateringLife & TPD insuranceErgonomics program - offsite Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certifiedNCOS Certified CarbonHealth EAP Neutral'