Launching the Australian Legal Sector Alliance’s Legal Sector Sustainability Insight report
7 December 2015
McCullough Robertson’s Sydney office has hosted the launch of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance’s (AusLSA’s) Legal Sector Sustainability Insight report (Friday December 4), which acknowledges that more and more major corporate clients are taking into account a law firm's environmental and social impact when selecting external counsel.
The report revealed law firms saved eight percent in greenhouse gas emissions (14 per cent over the past two years) and nine percent in paper usage per employee (11 percent across two years).
The report was launched by Sam Mostyn who is on the boards of a number of major corporates and was recently appointed as chair of Citigroup. Ms Mostyn is a leading advocate for sustainability and diversity, and recently accompanied Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop to the UN Sustainable Development Summit.
“This stuff matters to those of us that are paying your fees and see you as part of us being good corporate citizens,” Ms Mostyn said.
McCullough Robertson’s own Environmental committee was formed this year with a focus on driving innovation and increasing the firm’s focus on environmental sustainability in line with the moves that our clients are making. The firm is excited about what it can achieve in the future.
During the past few years McCullough Robertson has achieved a massive reduction in paper consumption per head as well as a significant reduction in our carbon emissions related to travel, and a reduction in electricity per head.
For more information on AusLSA visit www.legalsectoralliance.com.au.
About McCullough Robertson
McCullough Robertson is a leading Australian independent law firm with industry experts combining legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and foresight. The firm provides innovative, relevant and commercial legal solutions to major corporate, government and high net worth individuals across Australia and internationally. Established in 1926, the firm’s major focus areas are the resources (mining and energy), food and agribusiness, technology, telecommunications, health, life sciences, real estate and financial services sectors.