b'2023 AusLSAOUR PEOPLE OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY OUR GOVERNANCESUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:PROFILE We believe that every organisation must play its role toBN actively promotes a firm-wide culture of making a positiveBNs Board of Management meet on a monthly basis and are reduce its impact on the environment and we strive for moredifference to the communities in which we live and conduct ourresponsible for reviewing performance and overseeing the sustainable work practices. BN aims to minimise ourbusiness. We demonstrate this through our dedicated pro bonogeneral operations, strategy, compliance, risk and environmental impact and reduce the carbon footprint of ourpractice and responsible business program, the Impact Project.governance of the firm, with the support of an Audit and Risk business though a range of environmental initiatives and theThe Impact Project comprises interconnected initiatives centredcommittee. ongoing development of our sustainability programaround four key streams: pro bono, environment and sustainability,The firm maintains professional indemnity insurance above framework. reconciliation, and community giving.the required minimum as well as business continuance, Our offices currently address these impacts through:The Impact Projects three-year strategy focusses on initiatives thatdirectors and officers liability and cyber insurances. We have double-sided printing, paper-lite programs, energy efficientmake a significant impact for women and children, and First Nationsan emergency management, disaster recovery and business lights, sensor lighting, recycling of IT waste includingpeoples. The strategy centres on a significant firm wide commitmentcontinuity plan, and undertake regular testing of the disaster computers and toner cartridges, recycling boxes throughoutto making a difference through staff led initiatives for change,recovery contact list. BN has robust technology platforms the office, green waste and recycling bins. As a national firmmeasurable impact and recognition. which are regularly penetration tested with full risk with six offices throughout Australia, we further minimise ourassessments conducted. Staff also receive regular cyber carbon footprint through increasing use of video andPro bono work is a part of BNs core business and our lawyers areawareness updates and training.teleconferencing technologies, while opening up andcommitted to providing high quality legal assistance in areas ofTo promote and maintain professional standards, the firm improving communications between offices. BN is committedunmet legal need, with an emphasis on work that will have aconducts regular CLE sessions for all staff. The firm also has to making the environment a bigger part of the conversationlong-term impact and address systemic legal problems affectingclearly defined and documented policies and procedures, by encouraging staff to share ideas about what further stepsdisadvantaged, marginalised or vulnerable people. As a signatory towith new staff undergoing an extensive induction program can be taken at a national and office level to develop andthe National Pro Bono Target, our lawyers and graduates aim towhich outlines firm values, culture, policies and protocols. As encourage adherence to our sustainability objectives. contribute 35+ hours of pro bono legal work annually. Further ourpart of our ongoing commitment to the health and wellbeing staff actively participate in charitable fundraising and volunteeringof all staff, we have an Employee Assistance Program initiatives for numerous community organisations.available.CLIMATEINDIGENOUSCODE OF CONDUCT ACTIONRECONCILIATION /RISK MANAGEMENTINITIATIVES:TelecommutingGreen Star rated buildings 4-6 starSpecify energyINITIATIVES: efficient appliancesTeleconferencing facilities and trainingECO-Buy Reconciliation Action PlanCultural awareness trainingNAIDOC Week Earth HourRide to Work DayEnd of trip facilitiesNABERSs EnergyNational Reconciliation WeekInternships and employmentScholarships RatingEfficient building and lighting automationForced computerand student mentoringPro bono supportVolunteering and secondmentsshutdown Collaboration for reconciliationFunding and donationsCareerTrackers participationGROSS EMISSIONS SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY 529t - 2.4t per employeeNON LEGAL CHAIN MANAGEMENT0% 0.29%VOLUNTEERING %224t42%INITIATIVES:NFP BoardsOrganised staff volunteeringBlood donationsSecondments to 56% 1.6% 305t NFPsCommunity volunteeringCPD for community sector lawyers SUPPLIER STANDARDS COVER: 1 0 58%Human rightsEnvironmental impactsCommunity development.3t/e e . 0 4t/e e e CHARITABLEIndigenous inclusionGender equalityModern Slavery oy e m lopl p yGIVING %Diversity and Inclusionm12.7% 0%SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES:Firm donation programCharitable foundationWorkplace givingMatched REPORTINGfundingfor employee donationsInternal appeals and collections NET EMISSIONSExternal charity events and appeals529t - 2.4t per employee REPORTING COVERS:LEGAL Standalone ESG/ sustainability reportENVIRONMENTAL 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 BonoWorld Environment DayOffice green teamsCentre and on individual firms websites. CitySwitch Green Office Click for further information from AusLSA:RECYCLING100% 82% 66% 100% OFFICESPAPER9,898 0% USAGE 4 R5k g/e e e e c cled ntmploy ycont eINITIATIVES:Paperlite office programFollow me printingRecycled paper purchase specificationPAPER CERTIFICATION:Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certifiedNCOS Certified Carbon NeutralPEFC Australian Forestry standard85'