Making a difference in our community
At Clayton Utz we've set serious goals for our social responsibility programs to help address disadvantage and support access to justice in the communities in which we work and live.
As a part of Clayton Utz, you'll be encouraged to join in and make a difference.
Our partners and employees volunteer time, fundraise and co-ordinate resources to assist community organisations through our community involvement program.
Community Connect encourages our people to develop relationships with our Community Partners across Australia by using their skills, resources and enthusiasm to seize opportunities which include climbing mountains with children with cerebral palsy, running skills workshops in women's prisons and providing drinks and company to people experiencing homelessness.
Clayton Utz Foundation
The Clayton Utz Foundation provides financial support to organisations with a link to the firm, that focus on addressing disadvantage and facilitating access to justice.
Over $12 million has been distributed in grants to 265+ charities since 2003. The Foundation is supported by an ongoing financial commitment from the partnership, and the generous contributions from individual partners and employees though our Workplace Giving Program.
Reconciliation Action Plan
Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is part of our ongoing commitment to creating positive and lasting change in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Our plan, which we review and update regularly, formalises our commitment to reducing inequality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians, and which contains targets that we hold ourselves to meeting.
Our RAP also gives our people the opportunity to take part in the reconciliation process, to meet and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to gain knowledge and experiences which may not otherwise be available.
Download a copy of our RAP plan here (PDF 1.8MB)
We have implemented environmental sustainability initiatives that assist us to understand the impact our business operations have on the environment and we incorporate sustainability into our decision-making.
As a proud founding member of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA), an industry-led association working collaboratively to promote sustainable practices across the legal sector, we have implemented the certified AusLSA Environmental Management System (AEMS). The AEMS helps us understand and manage our environmental risks, and make remedial plans to minimise our impacts.
Since 2016 the firm has been carbon neutral. We implement initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint and have our greenhouse gas emissions independently assessed each year before purchasing credits to offset the carbon we produced. This process is in-line with the Australian Government's Climate Active standard.