b'2023 AusLSAOUR PEOPLE OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY OUR GOVERNANCESUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:PROFILE We embrace inclusion, fairness and initiative as critical enablers to ourWe are committed to managing and reducing our impact on strategic ambitions, business objectives and culture.We arethe environment when conducting business at Gilchrist dedicated to nurturing highly rewarding and enjoyable careers, whileConnell.valuing genuine work-life balance and an authentic, inclusive and safeWe have incorporated a number of business as usual workplace. environmentally responsible practices across all of our offices Consistently recognised by Australasian Lawyer as an Employer ofincluding appropriately recycling of all paper, cardboard, Choice, and recently certified as a Great Place to Work we invest inaluminium, steel, plastic and glass materials as well as toner our peoples growth and success through technical skills training andand waste cartridges from our printers, use of recycled paper, personal development. defaulting to a paper-less document management system, Supported by our inclusion committee, our D&I program hasinvesting in energy efficient technologies and monitoring and progressed through refining policies and decision-makingreducing water usage, wherever possible. We have sought to frameworks.This has led to improvements to our people offerings,retain the environmental improvements gained during COVID incorporating a gender parity review into our salary review process,by remodelling our policy as to what is necessary travel.and industry leading wellness and family friendly policies. WeOver the past year we have established a Sustainability expanded our parental leave entitlements, revised our policy toCommittee which is overseeing the development and recognise First Nations kinship care need, added a fertility leaveimplementation of the firms inaugural Environmental treatment policy, and included leave for pregnancy loss.Through aManagement System.The firms Environmental Policy is in the partnership with Heart on My Sleeve, we have several employeesprocess of being finalised as is a set of clear measurable goals certified as mental health peer supporters. We have proudly receivedas the firms progresses on its journey toward net zero.Gilchrist Connell certification as a Family Friendly Workplace. We are also proud of our partnership with CancerAid, who provide coaching support to our Headcount:238 (FTE) people facing, or caring for family members, with cancer.Floor Area:3,064m2Number of Offices : 5 Gilchrist Connell is a leading AustralianGENDER41% 61% 95% 50% CLIMATE insurance sector law firm. We operate EQUALITY ACTIONacross Australia and regularly assist clients with claims in New Zealand, Asia, Europe,INITIATIVES: US and the London market, as well as globalINITIATIVES: Energy efficient refits undertakenTeleconferencing facilities and insurers participating in multi-national International Womens DayEquitable briefing pledge (e.g. CommBar/LCA) trainingEnd of trip facilitiesEfficient building and lighting automationHost or lead external programs and/or forumsFemale advancement, mentoring Forced computer shutdowninsurance programs. We advise our insurerand coachingTraining - Gender awareness unconscious biasGender sensitive clients on complex coverage issues and wepromotion and recruitmentInternal D&I networks or committeesLSNSWGROSS EMISSIONSact in the defence of claims against insurersCharter - Advancement of WomenEqual pay controls 408t - 1.7t per employee across all classes of general insurance. We also provide employment, WHS,INCLUSIVE28% 0% 115trestructuring and insolvency, corporate and WORKPLACE BUILDINGS 28%commercial advice, and front-end solutions0.0m 24t/to businesses, including the insurance sector, at all stages of their life cycle. InINITIATIVES:0% 70%2023 Gilchrist Connell was named Insurance Recruitment and promotion for D&IInternal D&I networks or committees TRAVEL 293t Membership - DCAExternal D&I programs and/or forums hostingTraining72%Specialist Firm of the Year by Australasian- Awareness and unconscious biasStaff Surveys - D&ITraining - LGBTQ+1 .2t/e e eploymLaw Awards. Gilchrist Connell views sociallyawarenessWear it Purple DayInternal LGBTQ+ networks or committeesresponsible behaviour as a moral obligation, External LGBTQ+ programs hostingTraining - LGBTQ+ awareness 0%good business practice, and are committed Gender pronouns promotion CARBON OFFSETS & to continuous reduction in our carbonRENEWABLESfootprint. Core to our approach are ourFLEXIBLE26 8.0 100%everyday operating practices, such as: WORKPLACE NET EMISSIONSfair and equitable employment408t - 1.7t per employeesound day-to-day financial managementINITIATIVES:Flexible work hoursPart time optionsJob sharingRemote working tools and responsible and fair treatment of all systemsSupport for flexible workingTime in lieuUnpaid leaveCarers leaveENVIRONMENTAL employees, suppliers, clients, and Study leaveVolunteering leavePurchased leaveCareer breaksPhasedMANAGEMENTstakeholdersretirementAdjusted KPIs after absencesBonus leaveDomestic violence leave prudent governanceFamily and fertility leaveconsistent contribution to industry and professional bodiesPSYCHOLOGICAL generous contribution of pro bono WELLBEING RECYCLING100%services to the community OFFICEScareer development opportunities and support for talented youngINITIATIVES: professionals R U OK? programPsychological support/ EAPMental health first aid training and supportSalary continuanceDomestic violence strategyMental health enlightened management practice. office champion PAPERUSAGEPHYSICAL INITIATIVES:WELLBEINGPaperlite office programFollow me printingPAPER CERTIFICATION:Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certifiedPEFC Australian Forestry INITIATIVES:standard Ergonomics programFlu vaccinationsInternal exercise sessionsTeam eventsOnsite fruit and healthy cateringLife & TPD insuranceHealth EAP'