Our commitment to social responsibility extends into our environmental responsibilities as well, including managing our environmental footprint and undertaking sustainable work practices. We recognise and acknowledge the impact of climate change, and aim to mitigate our impact through tangible measures and advocacy that effect real change.
Our commitment to social responsibility extends into our environmental responsibilities, including managing our environmental footprint and undertaking sustainable work practices. Coleman Greig participates in the Sustainability Advantage Program, which encourages participants to become a ‘green’ role model within the business community.
Coleman Greig is a member of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA), an industry-led association working to promote sustainable practices across the legal sector. AusLSA provides tools and resources to assist us in implementing successful programmes and policies to reduce our environmental impact. AusLSA member firms are currently working to explore climate action opportunities for Australian law firms.
In early 2021, Coleman Greig relocated its head office to 32 Smith Street, Parramatta. Developed by GPT Group, the building design is at the forefront of environmental sustainability. It has been awarded a 6 Star Green rating and is expected to achieve a 5 Star NABERS Energy rating. GPT Group is also a signatory to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. Environmental sustainability is a key consideration across all offices with a focus on continual improvements in reducing our consumption of resources. This starts from the outset with the selection of premises near key public transport hubs and utilising the latest technology and developments to minimise our footprint where possible.
We know that improving environmental and sustainability practices is important to many of our clients – both in respect to their own actions and that of their supply chain. This includes advising on how to meet environmental regulatory framework, participation in The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme, and reviewing and advising on contracts which have sustainability obligations.