b'2023 AusLSAOUR PEOPLE OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY OUR GOVERNANCESUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:PROFILE Hicksons occupies office space in One International Towers,The firm has a CSR strategy, with initiatives contributing back to theHicksons governance structure is the foundation of its Barangaroo and Darby Plaza, Newcastle.community and the industry through: business model.Supported by the firms culture and values, The Barangaroo precinct is certified and rated with; ClimateOffering pro-bono services through guidance and advice tothe model focuses on 4 key strategic drivers; client Active, Well International, Active Score Gold, Nabers andcommunity legal centres & environmental crisis;development, best people, services/solutions and Green Star. Tower One has current and future smart buildingSponsorships for students with disadvantaged backgrounds;operational excellence.A number of programs and activities infrastructure which includes the installation of occupancy andTraineeship programs in partnership with businesses includingwithin these strategic drivers are developed, to enable the environment sensors.Western Sydney University, Neuroscience Research Australia and thefirm to meet its strategic objectives and achieve its overall NSW Government;vision. Hicksons has a commitment to continuous Darby Plaza is a new smart build operating since June 2022,Sponsorship and career opportunities for Indigenous studentsimprovement and creating sustainable value.The firm is led working on a greenhouse gas emissions policy and carbonthrough placements and the Nanga Mai Awards;by the Board, supported by the Managing Partner and the offsets. The building currently provides water recycling;Sponsorship of the NSW Premiers Hicksons Lawyers Health,COO.There are a number of board-appointed committees power reduction initiatives for non-critical plant / equipmentEducation and Wellbeing Scholarship;including Risk and Compliance, Remuneration and Finance. and is planning to switch to total green power.Commitment to the NSW Police Legacy and sponsorship of the NSW Both offices participate in the annual NABERS reportingPolice Legacy Child Safety Handbook; through NSW Department of Planning, Industry andCreation of the firms Graduate Program, which is committed to Environment achieving 5.5/6 rating for Sydney and 75% ofcreating the next generation of leaders to reach their potential and target for Newcastle. In addition, both tenancies have lightingflourish in their roles.and movement sensors, as well as timed air conditionerHicksons have been involved in various organisation-run programs, programming. some including STEPtember, R U OK? Day, Jeans for Genes Day, and Australias Biggest Morning Tea to show our support and commitment towards important social initiatives. The firm demonstrates involvement through contributions on social media and hosting events to engage staff and clients. We continue to investigate ways we can further involve the firm and staff, and better contribute to change.CLIMATEINDIGENOUSCODE OF CONDUCT ACTIONRECONCILIATION /RISK MANAGEMENTINITIATIVES:INITIATIVES:TelecommutingGreen Star rated buildings 4-6 starNational Cultural awareness trainingNAIDOC WeekNational Reconciliation Week Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGERs) compliant reporting Internships and employmentScholarships and student mentoringPro bonoTeleconferencing facilities and trainingEarth HourEnd of tripsupportFunding and donationsCareerTrackers participationfacilitiesNABERSs Energy RatingClimate Active - Carbon NeutralEfficient building and lighting automationRenewable ElectricityVoluntary Carbon Offsets NON LEGALSUSTAINABLE SUPPLY GROSS EMISSIONSVOLUNTEERING %CHAIN MANAGEMENT158t - 0.72t per employee 0% 0.25% INITIATIVES: 111tNFP BoardsOrganised staff volunteeringStudent tutoring and mentoring 70%Secondments to NFPsCommunity volunteering25% 1.8% CHARITABLESUPPLIER STANDARDS COVER: 47t %Human rightsIndigenous inclusionGender equalityGIVINGModern SlaveryDiversity and InclusionFraud bribery & corruption0 0 30%. 1 8t/e y e e . 0 1t/e y e epo pom l m l0% 0% INITIATIVES:SUSTAINABILITYFirm donation programWorkplace givingMatched fundingfor employee donationsInternal appeals and collectionsHost external charity eventsREPORTINGNET EMISSIONS LEGALREPORTING COVERS:158t - 0.72t per employeePRO BONOStandalone ESG/ sustainability reportThese icons provide limited information about the firms legal pro bono commitment. More extensive ENVIRONMENTALinformation is reported by the Australian Pro BonoMANAGEMENT Centre and on individual firms websites.Click for further INITIATIVES:information from AusLSA: World Environment DayCitySwitch Green OfficeRECYCLING100% 100% 100% 100% OFFICESPAPER5,272 0% USAGE 2 R4k g/emploe e e cycled cone nty tINITIATIVES:Paperlite office programFollow me printingPAPER CERTIFICATION:Other Certifications111'