b'2023 AusLSAOUR PEOPLE OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY OUR GOVERNANCESUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:PROFILE By driving sustainable initiatives through our own operationsWe recognise our role, as a global law firm and member of theAshurst aims to show leadership in the legal sector by and by supporting our clients we are working to build a morebusiness community, in helping achieve positive social impacts in ourworking with clients and suppliers to positively influence resilient and sustainable future globally. Ashurst establishedbroader communities. Through our Social Impact programme, wetheir mutual social, ethical and environmental performance. the firms first set of Sustainability Goals in 2021 using the UNprovide our people and clients with opportunities to share their timeGovernance is a fundamental priority for legal service Sustainable Development Goals as a framework and guide.and professional skills to support community partners. We alsoproviders, and is core to all of the firms activities. It is These goals included a 20% reduction in emissions fromrecognise our role in driving forward important social justiceimportant to Ashurst in its goal to be the most progressive travel, a 30% reduction in paper usage and a 20%conversations; and our ability to advocate for positive social change.law firm and to ensure we meet client expectations. This improvement in water, utility and energy usage efficiencies byOur Social Impact programme is separate from, but complementaryapproach is not only embedded in our day to day operations, 2023 (from a 2019 baseline). Ashurst has also transitioned toto, our global pro bono legal practice, our Inclusion, Diversity andbut also in the conduct of each of our legal practitioners and renewable energy in 100% of our Australian managed offices,Belonging programme, and our Environmental Sustainabilitywider personnel. Furthermore, the legal profession has with plans to expand this where possible throughout theprogramme. We also understand the law as a profession that comesspecific obligations and regulatory requirements to manage Global network.with ethical obligations, including that of ensuring the law is availablegovernance, professional standards and ethical behaviour. Ashurst is also taking steps to build consensus andto all. Our global pro bono practice provides opportunity for our understanding about our role in reducing climate change, aslawyers to fulfil this obligation and meaningfully contribute to evidenced by our ESG Matters Podcasts and our internal COPcommunities. The global practice has four priority areas which Academy. include: Citizenship& Displacement; Gender Rights & Diversity; Modern Slavery; and Racial Justice. Ashurst has now progressed to committing to net zero Science Based Targets. While our focus remains on absolute emissions reductions across our entire value chain, Ashurst has also been certified as Carbon Neutral since 2020. Ashurst is committed to ongoing transparency on our emissions reduction progress. To this end, we participate in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and EcoVadis.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 trainingPolicy on flight offsetsEarth HourEnd of National Reconciliation WeekInternships and employmentScholarships and trip facilitiesNABERSs Energy RatingEfficient building and lightingstudent mentoringFirst Nations ProcurementPro bono support automationForced computer shutdownRenewable ElectricityVolunteering and secondmentsCollaboration for reconciliation Voluntary Carbon OffsetsFunding and donationsIndigenous Business MonthIndigenous Literacy DaySupply Nation MembershipCareerTrackers participation SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY GROSS EMISSIONS1,555t - 1.1t per employeeNON LEGAL CHAIN MANAGEMENT0.89% 0.61%VOLUNTEERING %75t4.8%INITIATIVES:NFP BoardsOrganised staff volunteeringStudent tutoring and mentoring 91% 4.0% 1,481tSkilled volunteering programCommunity volunteering1 0 95%. 0 0t/e y e e . 0 4t/e y e e CHARITABLESUSTAINABILITY po pom l m l GIVING %REPORTING96% 100%INITIATIVES:REPORTING COVERS: Firm donation programWorkplace givingInternal appeals and collections Website - ESG targets and performance informationWebsite - ESG commitments informationWebsite - Environmental sustainability NET EMISSIONSExternal charity events and appeals commitments informationCDP Reporting0t - 0t per employeeLEGAL ENVIRONMENTAL PRO BONO MANAGEMENT These icons provide limited information about the firms legal pro bono commitment. More extensive INITIATIVES:information is reported by the Australian Pro Bono Centre and on individual firms websites. World Environment DayOffice green teamsClick for further information from AusLSA:RECYCLING100% 100% 100% 100% OFFICESPAPER27,416 0% USAGE 1 9 R eekg/empl y e cycled cone nt.2o tINITIATIVES:Paperlite office programGreen accredited paper purchase specificationFollow me printingRecycled paper purchase specificationPAPER CERTIFICATION:NCOS Certified Carbon NeutralPEFC Australian Forestry standard81'