Environmental Sustainability

Our aim is to minimise our use of resources, maximise re-use and recycle where possible.

We have implemented environmental initiatives that assist us to understand our impacts and incorporate sustainability into our decision-making. We are proud to be a founding member of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA), an industry-led association working collaboratively to promote sustainable practices across the legal sector.

AEMS logoWe have implemented the certified AusLSA Environmental Management System (AEMS). This allows us to understand and manage our environmental risks, and make remedial plans to minimise our impacts.

Our environmental policy includes understanding our impacts, measuring these and developing systems and processes to minimise these impacts as much as possible. The Firm has adopted initiatives aimed at reducing the environmental impact of our operations and raising awareness of sustainability issues. In FY17 we further reduced electricity usage by 4.9% and we have fully offset our FY17 carbon emissions, as measured in line with the Federal Government's National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) program, through the purchase and cancellation of eligible carbon credits.

You can download a full copy of our environment policy here. (PDF 348.5KB)

Clayton Utz is carbon neutral

We have engaged an accredited GHG auditor who has certified our compliance with measuring and offsetting our FY17 emissions in line with NCOS. This has provided us with greater assurance about these processes. You can view the documents which support our Carbon Neutral status at the following links.

Clayton Utz Carbon Credits FY17

The following is a list of carbon credits which Clayton Utz has purchased and retired to offset its FY17 carbon emissions. 

  • Markit: Gold Standard VER - Australian Native Reforestation Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor, Vintage 2020: GS1-1-AU-GS3039-22-2020-5300-42017 to GS1-1-AU-GS3039-22-2020-5300-43016.
  • Markit: Gold Standard VER - China Flue Gas Waste Heat To Energy, Vintage 2010: GS1-1-CN-750-15-2010-262-14290 to GS1-1-CN-750-15-2010-262-15289. 
  • APX: VCS Bundled wind power project by KMSPL, Bangalore, Vintage 2012: 5365-227959997-VCU-048-APX-IN-1-324-01012012-31122012-0 to 5365-227975877-VCU-048-APX-IN-1-324-01012012-31122012-0.

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