b'2023 AusLSAOUR PEOPLE OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY OUR GOVERNANCESUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:PROFILE Environmental sustainability is a core value of K&L Gates. Pro bono and community service provide an invaluable contributionAt K&L Gates, everyone regardless of role, is responsible for We are committed to minimising the impact of our businessto the community and particularly to those who otherwise cannotgood governance, and committing to the firms activities on the environment by adhering to sustainable andafford such services. K&L Gates believes that providing pro bonoenvironmental, social and governance (ESG), goals and ethical work practices and setting and monitoring carbonservice is a vital element of every lawyers professional responsibility.objectives, which are interwoven throughout all levels of our footprint targets. To demonstrate this commitment, we haveThe firm also has a long tradition of its lawyers providing communitypractice. Our governance frameworks and processes are in place a standards based environmental managementservice. Thus, the firms policy is to strongly encourage its lawyersoverseen by the Management Committee (which includes system that incorporates guidance from internationaland staff to undertake a meaningful level of pro bono and communitythe Managing Partner, Australia and Practice Area Leaders standard ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.service in areas of their choice and interest. Consistent with this(PALs) for our nine primary practice areas, and Administrative The Australian offices of K&L Gates environmentalpolicy, the firm is a signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge andPartners from most of our offices). There is an Executive sustainability policy was developed in 2011. To meet thehas committed to make good faith efforts to provide pro bonoCommittee which advises the Management Committee on requirements of our own environmental policy, anservices at a level equal to or greater than 3 percent of its annualissues relating to strategic positioning and integration. At a environmental management system was implemented in 2012.billable hours. In 2022, our firm devoted more than 41,000 hours tolocal level, we have an Australian Board, which meets As a professional services firm, our primary or core carbonpro bono cases. We also celebrate National Pro Bono Day annuallyregularly and is made up of Practice Area Leaders, Practice footprint is attributable to energy and paper use. We workand recognise those who have performed more than 50 hours of proGroup Coordinators, other heads of group (including the closely with all our landlords to improve our footprint, withinbono service per year.Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Australia and the Deputy the buildings we occupy. In addition we incorporateChief Financial Officer, Australia). The Australian Board environmental sustainability into our procurement practicesoversees the management of the Australian operations. At and we have tracked energy usage and paper usage across anthe core of our operations are overlapping systems and 11 year period and reported usage, trend analysis andprocesses that incorporate risk and quality management, measurementagainst set targets to reduce our footprint overaudit, assurance, as well as the specific initiatives and time. As an international firm with complex multi-jurisdictionalactivities underpinning our environmental and social goals matters and active management, the remainder and majorityand objectives. Key principles include alignment of our of our footprint is attributable to travel. principles with the prevailing standards of specialist topic areas, ethical standards and incremental innovation and improvement.CLIMATEINDIGENOUSCODE OF CONDUCT ACTIONRECONCILIATION /RISK MANAGEMENTINITIATIVES:TelecommutingGreen Star rated buildings 4-6 starEnergy efficientINITIATIVES: refits undertakenSpecify energy efficient appliancesTeleconferencing Reconciliation Action PlanCultural awareness trainingNAIDOC Week facilities and trainingEarth HourRide to Work DayEnd of trip National Reconciliation WeekInternships and employmentPro bono support facilitiesNABERSs Energy RatingEfficient building and lighting Collaboration for reconciliationFunding and donationsautomationGROSS EMISSIONS NON LEGALSUSTAINABLE SUPPLY 1,836t - 4.2t per employee VOLUNTEERING %CHAIN MANAGEMENT0% 0.27% 581tINITIATIVES: 32%Organised staff volunteeringBlood donationsCommunity volunteering68% 0% 1,255t CHARITABLE 68%GIVING 22%2 .9t/e oy e e 0 t/eploy e e SUSTAINABILITY plm m REPORTING0% 0% INITIATIVES:Workplace givingMatched fundingfor employee donationsInternal appeals and collections REPORTING COVERS: Standalone ESG/ sustainability reportStandalone environmental NET EMISSIONS LEGALsustainability reportWebsite - ESG commitments information1,836t - 4.2t per employeePRO BONOThese 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 information from AusLSA:RECYCLING100% 100% 100% 100% OFFICESPAPER16,593 1.4% USAGE 3 R8k g/emplo e e cycled con nty e t eINITIATIVES:Follow me printingPAPER CERTIFICATION:Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certifiedNCOS Certified Carbon NeutralPEFC Australian Forestry standard115'