b'2023 AusLSAOUR PEOPLE OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY OUR GOVERNANCESUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:PROFILE We are committed to managing and reducing our impact onPro Bono Principal Jilly Field, Lawyers Weekly Pro Bono Partner of theGilchrist Connell strictly complies with all relevant legislation, the environment when conducting business at GilchristYear 2023, leads our pro bono practice, working to address issues ofregulations and corporate governance guidelines, and Connell. injustice for communities experiencing unfairness andensures ethical corporate behaviour in accordance with our We have incorporated a number of business as usualmarginalisation. Our Pro Bono Strategy, Policy and Values Statementvalues across all aspects of our business. environmentally responsible practices across all of our officesare based in care ethics, education in structural injustice andOverseen by our Head of Risk and Compliance the firms including appropriately recycling of all paper, cardboard,developing realistic responses. In FY23 we exceeded the Australianoperations are assessed bi-annually against a Risk aluminium, steel, plastic and glass materials as well as tonerTarget by 47%, a 151.5% increase from FY22.Management framework in line with ISO 37001, supported and waste cartridges from our printers, use of recycled paper,Through our core programThe Systemic Reform Project ourby a Business Continuity plan that protects the interest of the defaulting to a paper-less document management system,lawyers have prepared unbranded advocacy materials on variousfirm and its stakeholders should a disruptive event occur.investing in energy efficient technologies and monitoring andsocial justice issues for front line lawyers. This has includedIn 2023 we were accredited with our inaugural ISO reducing water usage, wherever possible. We have sought tosubmissions, literature reviews, issues papers, case notes and legal27001:2013 certificate, a well-established standard ensuring retain the environmental improvements gained during COVIDanalysis totalling over 5,000 hours. Topics included the criminalisationeffective and ongoing best practice in securing our by remodelling our policy as to what is necessary travel. of coercive control, sexual consent laws, poverty response, culturalinformation systems. This certification continues Gilchrist Over the past year we have established a Sustainabilitycompetency in law, young offenders, and infringements reform. OurConnells track record of being at the forefront of innovation, Committee which is overseeing the development andlawyers also volunteer at legal advice clinics including the Mentalfollowing its collaboration with Morae Global Corporation to implementation of the firms inaugural EnvironmentalHealth Legal Centre, Baptist Care Homeless Clinic, Marrickville Legalbe the first law firm in Australia to leverage Litera Foundation Management System.The firms Environmental Policy is in theCentre, and Western Sydney Employment Clinic.Firm Intelligence platform; and partnering with Thomson process of being finalised as is a set of clear measurable goalsOur commitment to First Nations Justice is centred on a commitmentReuters as a first in Australia to move to their Elite 3E Cloud as the firms progresses on its journey toward net zero. to education. We prepare regular briefing notes on the historical andpractice management system.contemporary issues impacting First Nation communities. We alsoWe have refined and improved our processes for the run cultural training and have set firm wide anti racism training foridentification and management of Modern Slavery risks in end 2023.our supply chain, supported by the firms involvement in the AusLSA Modern Slavery Co-Lab.CLIMATEINDIGENOUSCODE OF CONDUCT ACTIONRECONCILIATION /RISK MANAGEMENTINITIATIVES:Energy efficient refits undertakenTeleconferencing facilities andINITIATIVES: trainingEnd of trip facilitiesEfficient building and lighting automation Cultural awareness trainingNational Reconciliation WeekPro bono support Forced computer shutdownFunding and donationsGROSS EMISSIONS NON LEGAL 408t - 1.7t per employee VOLUNTEERING % SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY 0% 0.11%CHAIN MANAGEMENT115t28% INITIATIVES:NFP BoardsOrganised staff volunteeringPaid volunteer time Blood donationsCommunity volunteeringCPD for community sector lawyers70% 1.8% 293t72% CHARITABLE 1 .2t/e e e 0 . 0 3t/e y e e % SUPPLIER STANDARDS COVER: ploy m lopGIVINGm Human rightsEnvironmental impactsFair labour practices0% 0% Indigenous inclusionGender equalityModern SlaveryDiversity and InclusionFraud bribery & corruptionINITIATIVES:Firm donation programInternal appeals and collectionsExternal charity events and appealsNET EMISSIONS408t - 1.7t per employee LEGALPRO BONOENVIRONMENTALThese icons provide limited information about the firms legal pro bono commitment. More extensiveMANAGEMENT information is reported by the Australian Pro Bono Centre and on individual firms websites.Click for further information from AusLSA:RECYCLING100% 60% 20% 100% OFFICESPAPER4,836 65% USAGE 2 R0 e e c e ntk g/employ e ycled contINITIATIVES:Paperlite office programFollow me printingPAPER CERTIFICATION:Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certifiedPEFC Australian Forestry standard107'