Environmental Sustainability

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

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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. You can access our latest AusLSA report at this link.

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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. 

Download a full copy of our environmental policy here

We have implemented the AusLSA Environmental Management System (AEMS) which has been independently certified by EY. This allows us to understand and manage our environmental risks, and make plans to minimise our impacts. Some areas of focus have included cutting our waste to landfill by more than 30%, upgrading our printing fleet nationally to a more waste efficient system, and encouraging our people view, sign and share documents electronically to reduce paper use. We have reduced our electricity consumption nationally each year for the last four years and, from FY22, the firm will meet 50% of its electricity needs from renewable sources through the purchase of 100% renewable electricity for its Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra offices. The firm will continue to look at ways in which it can increase its electricity from renewable sources.

Clayton Utz is carbon neutral

We have fully offset our FY21 carbon emissions, through the purchase and cancellation of eligible carbon credits.

You can view a summary of our greenhouse gas assessment and details of the carbon credits we have offset in respect of our FY21 emissions at the following links.

Carbon Credits Certificate - FY21       Clayton Utz GHG Report Summary - FY21

Clayton Utz Carbon Credits FY21

The following is a list of carbon credits which Clayton Utz has purchased and retired to offset its FY21 carbon emissions.

  • Bundled Wind Power projects in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu managed by Enercon India Limited
  • Central Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (CALFA) Project
  • Cordillera Azul National Park REDD+ Project


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