b'2023 AusLSAOUR PEOPLE OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY OUR GOVERNANCESUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:PROFILE Part of the firms growth strategy is a program of continuousHicksons occupies office space in One International Towers, improvement, to Be our Best. It is underpinned by the firms valueBarangaroo and Darby Plaza, Newcastle. sets of Excellence, Respect, Integrity and Responsibility which areThe Barangaroo precinct is certified and rated with; Climate embedded into the firm through strong leadership and peopleActive, Well International, Active Score Gold, Nabers and programs.Green Star. Tower One has current and future smart building The firm prides itself on fostering an environment which creates clientinfrastructure which includes the installation of occupancy and solutions, attracts and develops talent and serves the broaderenvironment sensors. community. The firm promotes organic growth, providing educationDarby Plaza is a new smart build operating since June 2022, systems, training and development to support internal progression,working on a greenhouse gas emissions policy and carbon and enhance engagement. Senior leaders play a crucial role inoffsets. The building currently provides water recycling; preserving the culture by way of encouraging an open-door policy,power reduction initiatives for non-critical plant / equipment presenting at regular forums, participating in business updates andand is planning to switch to total green power. internal committees. Performance and recognition are supported by policies, systems and practices enabling employees to reach their fullBoth offices participate in the annual NABERS reporting potential. The people strategy is an end-to-end solution, includingthrough NSW Department of Planning, Industry and selection, acquisition, on-boarding, development, performanceEnvironment achieving 5.5/6 rating for Sydney and 75% of monitoring, progression and success planning, all of which form parttarget for Newcastle. In addition, both tenancies have lighting of the firms talent management model.and movement sensors, as well as timed air conditioner In addition to a number of people programs, HR practices includeprogramming.Hicksons Lawyers providing mentoring support, employee assistance programs, employee benefits program and learning and development Headcount:221 (FTE) opportunities ensuring people are supported to be their best. The Floor Area:3,400m2 detail of these programs are transparent and readily accessible.Number of Offices : 2 GENDER56% 75% 77% 100% CLIMATEEQUALITY ACTIONHicksons Lawyers (Hicksons) is a mid-tier, legal and advisory business with offices inINITIATIVES:INITIATIVES: Sydney and Newcastle. The firm has International Womens DayEmployer of Choice for Gender EqualityFemale TelecommutingGreen Star rated buildings 4-6 starNational Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGERs) compliant reporting undergone growth and transformation asadvancement, mentoring and coachingTraining - Gender awareness unconscious Teleconferencing facilities and trainingEarth HourEnd of trip biasInternal D&I networks or committeesEqual pay controlsWomen on it works towards achieving its 2025Boards facilitiesNABERSs Energy RatingClimate Active - Carbon Neutral Strategic Vision. The firms Vision is to Efficient building and lighting automationRenewable Electricity achieve exceptional outcomes as we put Voluntary Carbon Offsetspeople first. The firms purpose is to be aINCLUSIVEGROSS EMISSIONSforward thinking professional services firm WORKPLACE 158t - 0.72t per employee where all individuals feel valued and respected every time they interact withINITIATIVES:70% 0% 111tus. This purpose cascades to a focus on Recruitment and promotion for D&IInternal D&I networks or committeesBUILDINGS 70%clients, people and the community. Membership - DCATraining - Awareness and unconscious biasStaff Surveys -0.0m 23t/D&IGender pronouns promotionOffering legal and business advisory3.1% 25% 47tservices across various sectors, the firmFLEXIBLE16.0 16.0 100% TRAVEL 30%assists its clients within the areas of WORKPLACE 0 . 1 8t/e e epo ym lcommercial disputes, property, planning, construction, health, general insurance,CARBON0%workplace relations, wills and estates,INITIATIVES:OFFSETS &Flexible work hoursPart time optionsJob sharingRemote working toolsRENEWABLESmigration assistance and workersand systemsSupport for flexible workingUnpaid leaveCarers leaveStudy insurance. The advisory practice includesleaveVolunteering leavePurchased leaveCareer breaksAdjusted KPIs afterNET EMISSIONSadvising C-suites through better boards,absencesSabbaticalsDomestic violence leave 158t - 0.72t per employeeHR advisory services, migration and strategic negotiations. The firm servicesPSYCHOLOGICAL the community through its offering of WELLBEING ENVIRONMENTAL pro-bono services, student sponsorships, MANAGEMENTtraineeships and commitment to sustainable business practices. INITIATIVES:INITIATIVES:Minds Count -TJMF GuidelinesR U OK? programPsychological support/ EAPMental health first aid training and supportMental Health Awareness Week World Environment DayTraining - Mental health awareness and managementExternal mental health CitySwitch Green Officeprograms hostingMental health office championPHYSICALRECYCLING100% WELLBEINGOFFICESINITIATIVES:PAPERErgonomics programFlu vaccinationsInternal exercise sessions USAGE Gym membershipsTeam eventsWellness awareness and promotionSubsidised health insuranceOnsite fruit and healthy cateringHealth EAP INITIATIVES:Paperlite office programFollow me printingPAPER CERTIFICATION:Other Certifications'