OUR PEOPLE OUR GOVERNANCE SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: 201 SUSTAINA AusLSA GENERAL MEMBER: F L E XIBLE WORKPLA C E I N C LUSIVE WORKPLA C E GENDER EQUALITY • International Women's Day participant INITIATIVES: C O D E O F C O N DUCT / RISK M A N A G E M E N T • IDAHOT Day participant • Wear It Purple Day INITIATIVES: • Human Rights • Labour • Environment • Fair Operating Practices • Gender Equality S U S T A I N A B L E SUPPLY CHAIN M A N A G E M E N T POLICY • Flexible hours of work • Time in lieu • Part time work • Job sharing • Telecommuting • Unpaid leave • Carer’s leave INITIATIVES: P H YSICAL WELLBEI N G • Ergonomics • Flu vaccinations • Work based physical fitness INITIATIVES: P S Y C H O LOGICAL WELL B E I N G • Signatory to the TJMF • RUOK programs participant • Black Dog programs participant • Confidential professional psychological support • Mental health first aid training INITIATIVES: S U S T A I N ABILITY REP O R T I N G CODE OF CONDUCT TRAINING IN DEV’T BCP OR ERP COMPLAINTS & GRIEVANCE MECHANISM RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN SUPPLIER STANDARDS COVER: STAFF SURVEYS POLICY STAFF SURVEYS POLICY D I V E R S I T Y POLICY L G B T I POLICY SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT STANDARDS APPLY TO EXISTING SUPPLIERS STANDARDS APPLY TO NEW SUPPLIERS GENDER EQUITY TARGET PARTNERS LEGAL STAFF NON-LEGAL STAFF 31% FEMALE 67% FEMALE 86% FEMALE POLICY RETURN TO WORK AFTER PARENTAL LEAVE 86% SECONDARY CARER 2 WEEKS 14 WEEKS POLICY PRIMARY CARER PAIDPARENTALLEAVE REPORT CSR SPARKE HELMORE LAWYERS Sparke Helmore Lawyers has a client first a firm with around 800 people working from n needs of the insurance, government, fina construction and property sectors. Our expe to construction, workplace to insurance, IP to property to procu We provide support and build connections community investment programs. We are de our local communities, ensuring a positive our people, and we consciously operate t environmentally susta Headcount: 697 (FTE) Our people programs focus on supporting our firm vision;Our vision is to be a market-leading Australian professional services business that our clients choose for outstanding people, legal expertise and our ability to connect. This vision guides everything we do. We take pride in our values–driven culture and see it as a differentiator for our clients and our people. Our 2017 firm wide engagement survey revealed strong engagement across the firm. Our comprehensive learning framework defines clear development pathways focusing on building capabilities across legal skills and knowledge; commercial acumen and leadership to sustain and grow high performing teams and deliver great client service. We invest in leadership skills to uphold a standard of excellence for people managers, to facilitate collaboration and encourage strong contributions from all. We review and align our people processes and systems to ensure we attract top talent, facilitate high performance and embed values-based behaviour. We place strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion so that we can harness the benefits of diverse thinking styles, skills, and experiences. We continue to embed workplace flexibility of all dimensions, health and wellbeing initiatives, attractive and equitable rewards and benefits, and facilitate mentoring, networking and career development opportunities for all. Sparke Helmore is a national partnership and law firm. The firm’s governance arrangements are set out in a Partnership Deed. The partners elect a Board responsible for the overall direction and strategy of the firm, and the Board in turn appoints a number of Board subcommittees to assist, including the Audit and Risk Committee. The partners elect a National Managing Partner (NMP) to manage the day to day operation of the partnership and the partnership business consistent with the strategy and direction set by the Board. The NMP is advised by an Executive Committee which includes National Practice Group Leaders. In addition, there are local office managing partners and client relationship partners. The firm has appointed a Risk & Compliance Manager who is responsible for implementing and facilitating the maintenance of the firm’s enterprise risk management framework, compliance programs, ethical business practices (including fraud and corruption management) and the governance of all firm-wide policies and protocols. These measures aim to ensure good governance processes and risk management are at the forefront of everyday decision-making at all levels within the firm, and to assist mitigating potential fraudulent or corrupt business practices.