8 How we report Each year all AusLSA members are invited to report based on the AusLSA standard reporting framework. Reporting is open from July until mid-September. Member information is collected by AusLSA’s own Sustainability Reporting and Analysis Tool (SRAT). The SRAT has been specifically designed to capture, analyse and report information about the material sustainability impacts in the Australian legal sector. The tool precisely reflects the sustainability principles and methodology that AusLSA has adopted in the development of its sustainability framework. The SRAT also assists in data collection by focusing on options that are readily available through typical operating processes, for example giving users the option to enter data such as taxi expenditure, or reams of paper purchased rather than requiring detailed activity data such as taxi trips or printing data. Importantly, in addition to collecting the information required for in the annual report, the SRAT provides database and analysis functionality which provides a valuable planning and management information. The SRAT is designed to enable members to benchmark against their peers and well as comparing their performance against prior years to identify their strengths and opportunities. This critical information can then support planning and management of their sustainability commitments. AusLSA’s SRAT software is developed and is maintained by INFORMED 365, an independent Australian company who continues to assist AusLSA to grow the tool’s features to better plan and manage law firms sustainability programs. Acknowledgements The development of AusLSA’s reporting framework and the analysis and commentary included in this report has been greatly assisted by the input of a group of key organisations who provide related programs and thought leadership in different areas. AusLSA would like to thank the following organisations for their assistance in developing AusLSA’s Sustainability Framework and the 2018 report: 1. The Australian Pro Bono Centre - legal pro bono programs 2. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency - gender equality and flexible working 3. Philanthropy Australia - charitable giving and non-legal volunteering 4. Pride in Diversity - LGBTI inclusion 5. The Legal Profession Reconciliation Network - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander reconciliation 6. The Minds Count Foundation - Psychological wellbeing 7. Ernst & Young The SRAT utilises the latest emissions factors and models from a variety of sources, most notably the National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA).