We believe in reinforcing our words with action. This means being accountable, transparent and fair in our dealings and initiatives with our employees, clients and the wider community. Integrity is a cornerstone of our offerings and to this end, we have implemented a number of policies and procedures to ensure that we maintain the high standards we have set out ourselves.
The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing legislation and subsequent amendments have been part of significant reforms since 2006, bringing Australia into line within international best practice to prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism. In 2020, there were several amendments to the Act by way of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 which was passed by both the Houses of Parliament. We adhere to the legislation in force.
We value professional excellence, integrity and the ability to build relationships with clients based on competence and trust. Our core values reflect the inclusive culture here at the firm and provide the foundation for all that we do. All employees, regardless of their agreement or rank are required to conduct themselves in a manner that respects Coleman Greig and their fellow colleagues and clients.
All employees must comply with the law, and to be ethical and responsible in their dealings. We do not allow any kind of discriminatory behaviour, harassment or victimisation. Employees are to conform with our equal employment opportunity and diversity statements in all aspects of their work.
We recognise our privileged position and capacity to give back to the community, and we take this responsibility seriously. Our firm has a number of policies and initiatives that drive our work in this area. Crucially, we recognise that we cannot do this work alone – we have the power to collaborate and influence, and we actively walk with our employees, clients and other stakeholders in this journey. See Community, Diversity and Inclusion, Environment and Sustainability, and Reconciliation for more information.
Whilst Coleman Greig Lawyers does not have reporting obligations under Australia’s National Modern Slavery Reporting, we have taken a leadership position in managing our corporate social responsibility. This includes Human Rights, Labour Rights and Anti-Corruption compliance, and developing a non-reporting Modern Slavery statement as part of our commitment and intent to eradicating modern slavery, bribery and corruption.
We expect our suppliers to meet the same standards of legal and ethical conduct by which we operate.