b'2023 AusLSAOUR PEOPLE OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY OUR GOVERNANCESUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:PROFILE DCC understands the importance of promoting sustainabilityDCC supports charity and community work as part of ourDCC is a subsidiary of QANTM Intellectual Property (QIP) within the workplace.engagement within the communities in which we and our employeesand reports to the QIP Board and is subject to We have available areas for recycling to encourage goodwork and live. Our pro bono engagement seeks a proactive role inGovernance policies that apply group-wide. The oversight environmental behaviours. We have been looking into moreproviding legal assistance to those organisations that providefor Davies Collison Cave is provided through the Directors sustainability lighting and understand replacing our currentservices to the community including Assistance Dogs Australia, Guideand a National Management Committee which comprises the lights with LED fittings will improve this and meet sustainabilityDogs Australia, and Starlight Childrens Foundation. Our employeesGroup Managing Principal (who is also the Managing standards and reduce our power consumption dramatically. Wesupport fundraising and participate in the Cancer Council 7 BridgesDirector), The Managing Principals of each business group have enquired into government grants to assist us in upgradingWalk. Many of our lawyers hold voluntary roles in organisations that(who are each Directors) and Principal representation from our office lighting, including sensor lights. are proactively engaged in supporting, the IP profession, includingeach of our offices. This management group meets on a INTA, IPTA, LESANZ, IPSANZ, AIPPI, FIPCPI, Marques and APAA.fortnightly basis and reports outcomes to the Principal We are in the process of developing a clearer plan for ourEducational opportunities are provided at several tertiary institutions,stakeholders.workplaces sustainability including a recycling program tofoundations, and research centres within the scientific and medicalAll Principals and Senior Managers (of finance, P&C, and engage and educate staff as paper usage is high within ourdiagnostic areas. DCC provides support to the Australian start-upmarketing) also attend a quarterly meeting to enable a industry. community by providing educational seminars and mentoring tofirm-wide understanding of activities. Senior Managers DCC offers and promotes remote working for work life balancestart-up communities and University-based incubator programs. DCCwithin the business also meet with the Group Managing and in turn reduces commuter travel fuel emissions. We havemakes these contributions internationally as part of its engagementPrincipal on a regular basis. looked into office plants to boost air quality, absorb pollutantswith overseas institutions, particularly WIPO. Our volunteer and release oxygen back into the air. Our paper products areengagement demonstrates our commitment to bettering our 100% recyclable throughout our offices, and are looking tocommunity both in our specialised services and by demonstrating our change our office product suppliers to more ethical companiessense of citizenship. This year we formalised opportunities for with sustainable products and delivery packaging options.non-legal volunteering within our firms policies to cement our Our Business Support Services team will be at the forefront ofintrinsic values within the firm. developing, promoting and managing this initiative, with the support of our company leaders. This will be promoted via company huddles, intranet, and staff.CLIMATEINDIGENOUSCODE OF CONDUCT ACTIONRECONCILIATION /RISK MANAGEMENTINITIATIVES:Green Star rated buildings 4-6 starNational Greenhouse and EnergyINITIATIVES: Reporting (NGERs) compliant reportingEarth HourReconciliation Action PlanCultural awareness trainingNAIDOC WeekNational Reconciliation WeekGROSS EMISSIONS490t - 2.4t per employeeNON LEGALVOLUNTEERING % SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY 0% 0.21% 379tCHAIN MANAGEMENT77% INITIATIVES:NFP BoardsPaid volunteer timeStudent tutoring and mentoring 23% 0.02%Skilled volunteering programCommunity volunteering112t0 0 23%. 5 5t/e e . 0 0 0 5t/e e e CHARITABLE m l y e m o ypo plGIVING %0% 0% SUSTAINABILITYREPORTINGINITIATIVES:Matched fundingfor employee donationsInternal appeals and collectionsExternal charity events and appealsHost external charity eventsNET EMISSIONS490t - 2.4t per employee LEGALPRO BONOENVIRONMENTAL These icons provide limited information about theMANAGEMENT firms legal pro bono commitment. More extensive information is reported by the Australian Pro Bono INITIATIVES:Centre and on individual firms websites. World Environment Day Click for further information from AusLSA:RECYCLING100% 100% % 100% OFFICESPAPER1,958 0% USAGE 9 R.6k g/e e e e c cled e ntmploy ycontINITIATIVES: PAPER CERTIFICATION:PEFC Australian Forestry standard97'