Sustainable practice

Norton Rose Fulbright is committed to operating sustainably and taking direct action to support United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13: Action on Climate Change. Climate action sits alongside our other strategic priorities that advance sustainable development, including diversity, equity and inclusion and social impact. It is managed by a global Environmental Sustainability Committee, reporting directly to our Global Executive Committee and Chief Executive Officer.

We recognize that, as a global firm supporting our clients in multiple jurisdictions, the way in which we operate has an impact on the environment. We are committed to integrating sustainability best practice into our decision-making and business activities worldwide. We also recognize that our environmental performance is important to our people, our clients, our suppliers and other stakeholders.

We are measuring our carbon footprint across our global operations during the course of this year, and based upon those findings, we will undertake a strategic review to develop a plan of action on climate change. Our key impacts arise from waste generation, energy use including travel, and resource consumption. We are seeking to minimize these impacts through continual improvement in our environmental performance in all jurisdictions where we operate.

In Australia, we understand the positive effect that adopting sustainable practices can have in preserving our world. We are committed to identifying and implementing market-leading, environmentally sustainable property and business management practices which reduce our impact on the environment. In seeking to improve our environmental performance, we focus specifically on reducing our paper consumption, electricity consumption, the amount of waste we send to landfill, and our carbon emissions.

We also contribute to best practice in this area through our membership of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA), a voluntary body that promotes sustainable business practices in the legal sector.