18 AusLSA ABILITY PROFILE BACK TO NAVIGATION OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: I N D I G ENOUS RECONCILI A T I O N RECYCLING 100% 100% 100% 100% % office availability E N V I R O N M ENTAL MANA G E M E N T • Sustainability Advantage (NSW) • CitySwitch Green Office • Green Star rated buildings 4-6 star • ECO-Buy • Earth Hour INITIATIVES: LEGAL PRO BONO PRO BONO CENTRE TARGET C H A RITABLE GIV I N G • Corporate donations • Staff giving • Matched giving INITIATIVES: N O N L E GAL VOLUNT E E R I N G • Boards • Non Legal volunteering programs • Allocation of paid volunteer time for employees INITIATIVES: • Reconciliation Action Plan • Cultural awareness training • NAIDOC Week activities • Internship and employment programs • National Reconciliation Week activities INITIATIVES: ACTION PLAN LEVEL RAP STRETCH OFFICES P A PER USAG E 1 6 2 kg/emplo y e e 86,250kg 18.9% CERTIFICATION: • NCOS STRATEGY POLICY PUBLISHED PUBLISHED ENV. IMPROVEMENT TARGET ENV. MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) EMS CERTIFICATION POLICY PUBLISHED 15.5t 0.23% 1,371t 20.6% 5,264t 79% G REENHOUSE GAS EMISSION S SCOPE ONE SCOPE TWO SCOPE THREE 20.6% 0.1t/m 2 0.00% 0.00t/m 2 0.00% 0.00% 0.23% 78% 9 . 8 t/employ e e 0.7% 0 . 0 9t/emplo y e e GROSS 6,650t– 12.5t/employee NET 6,650t – 12.5t/employee 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 R e c ycled con t e n t NON LEGAL VOLUNTEERING ACTIVITIES PARTICIPATION IN NON-LEGAL VOLUNTEERING 11% CORPORATE GIVING PROGRAM PARTICIPATION IN CORPORATE GIVING 7% a part of how we live out our values. yers and staff in more than 40 countries, we Australia, the firm is particularly focused on tural diversity, disability and Indigenous y the Workplace Gender Equality Agency equality every year since the citation artners are also WGEA Pay Equity anaging Partners’ Diversity Forum. ing the business case for promotion partners are included in flexibility onducts a rigorous gender pay ance for women (LAW) was global initiative to provide nities to build valuable t relationships and uture success Floor Area: 14,740m2 For DLA Piper the management of environmental aspects of our activities is an integral and essential part of the way we conduct our business. Our overall strategic approach is reflected in the firm’s environmental sustainability policy. Our environmental priority focus areas are defined by the Global Sustainability Initiative (GSI), which is set by the DLA Piper Global Board and governed by the two sponsoring partners and a cross- functional committee. Our environmental management system has been ISO 14001 compliant and independently certified across our global business for the past ten years. It is shaped by the internal and external issues that are material to the firm and our key stakeholders. In 2017 we successfully transitioned and certified our management system to the new ISO 14001:2015 standard. This accomplishment recognises our efforts towards environmental sustainability and continuous improvement. Moreover, the environmental sustainability in DLA Piper is an integral part of our Responsible Business model, which is fully aligned with our commitment to the ten UN Global Compact principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti- corruption. In 2017, our lawyers and staff contributed more than 220,000 hours towards pro bono and community engagement initiatives. Of this, we donated almost 200,000 hours of pro bono work globally, making us one of the largest providers of pro bono legal services in the world. Our global focus areas are Child Justice, Migration Rights and Trafficking and Rule of Law. In Australia alone in the last 12 months, 78% of all fee earners undertook pro bono work and 21% undertook more than 35 hours, consistent with DLA Piper’s target. We are continuing to implement our Stretch RAP, which will end in 2019, and working to develop a new and ambitious RAP from 2019 onwards. DLA Piper’s Global Scholarships program supports the development of talented law students from the world’s least developed countries, increasing diversity in the legal profession and contributing to the rule of law. Our local social mobility programs also provide opportunities for disadvantaged and underrepresented groups, which in Australia focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. BACK TO NAVIGATION