OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: 18 AusLSA ABILITY PROFILE BACK TO NAVIGATION I N D I G ENOUS RECONCILI A T I O N RECYCLING 100% 100% 14.3% 100% E N V I R O N M ENTAL MANA G E M E N T • CitySwitch Green Office • Green Star rated buildings 4-6 star • Earth Hour • World Environment Day • NABERS • National Recycling Week INITIATIVES: LEGAL PRO BONO PRO BONO CENTRE TARGET C H A RITABLE GIV I N G • Corporate donations • Staff giving • Matched giving INITIATIVES: • Boards • Non Legal volunteering programs INITIATIVES: • Reconciliation Action Plan • Cultural awareness training • NAIDOC Week activities • Internship and employment programs • National Reconciliation Week activities • Funding for Indigenous education and employment programs, tutoring, mentoring and business skills training for Indigenous High School and University students INITIATIVES: OFFICES P A PER USAG E 6 9 kg/employ e e 124,608kg 0% CERTIFICATION: • FSC STRATEGY NON LEGAL VOLUNTEERING ACTIVITIES NON-PROFIT/ COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION TARGET MET ACTION PLAN LEVEL RAP ELEVATE CORPORATE GIVING PROGRAM POLICY PUBLISHED ENV. IMPROVEMENT TARGET 18.4t 0.21% 3,996t 46% 4,600t 53% G REENHOUSE GAS EMISSION S SCOPE ONE SCOPE TWO SCOPE THREE 46% 0.09t/m 2 0.00% 0.00t/m 2 0.00% 0.06% 0.15% 52% 2 . 5t/employ e e 1.8% 0 . 0 8t/emplo y e e GROSS 8,614t – 4.8t/employee NET 8,614t – 4.8t/employee PUBLISHED POLICY PUBLISHED R e c ycled con t e n t The below icons provide limited information about the firm’s legal pro bono commitment. More extensive information is reported by the Australian Pro Bono Centre and on individual firm’s websites. Further information from AusLSA N O N L E GAL VOLUNT E E R I N G % office availability ed to balancing our growth as a business our impact on the environment. orld’s leading professional services er across 27 offices globally to provide solutions to our clients. sector expertise with extensive local th many of the world’s largest and the most significant matters and . novative systems, technology ficient and reliable work. work within and take ribute positively to Floor Area: 42,903m2 At Herbert Smith Freehills we recognise our responsibility to ensure that our interactions with the environment are carefully managed, and we minimise and mitigate negative impacts from our activities. We seek to achieve this through a programme of continuous improvement. In 2017 Herbert Smith Freehills implemented a Global Sustainability Strategy with a global governance structure and we have established Global Sustainability Goals by 2020. We have identified our most significant environmental impacts as: • Greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere from the use of energy in offices and fuel in transport • Depletion of natural resources through the procurement and use of goods and services • Generation and disposal of waste materials to landfill. At Herbert Smith Freehills we are dedicated to managing our environmental impact and therefore make the following commitment covering all our operations. Where reasonable and practical, we endeavour to: Measure and manage each of our most significant environmental impacts of our operations • Monitor sustainability management against our environmental policy • Work collaboratively to engage in sustainability issues and develop, apply and promote best practice across the sector • Work with external stakeholders to reduce our indirect environmental impact. We are committed to using our expertise, resources and leadership to ensure that equal access to justice and opportunity is a reality through our pro bono and community program. Our program has four focus areas Disability & Health, Homelessness, Reconciliation & Building Rule of Law globally. In FY18, our Australian offices provided over 34,000 hours of pro bono legal work. We provide pro bono legal advice to marginalised individuals and not for profit organisations. We provide systemic advocacy, take on clients through legal clinics and send our lawyers on pro bono secondments. Each year the firm invests AUD$1,000,000 to our focus areas of need. These donations include supporting staff fundraising activities. Staff volunteer in a diverse range of ways including 6 week skills sharing secondments with Jawun in the East Kimberley, supervising law students under the CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program, providing business skills workshops to Yalari students, cooking meals for families at Ronald McDonald House and high school mentoring. In 2011, we launched our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In September 2018, we launched our second ‘Elevate’ RAP – the highest level of endorsement from Reconciliation Australia.