Lander & Rogers
Lander & Rogers is a leading independent Australian law firm committed to generating a positive and enduring impact on its people, clients, community and the environment. Our lawyers are industry leaders who work collaboratively with clients to solve legal and business problems. The firm is proud to be recognised by the Federal Government as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equity and a committed leader of Pro Bono services within the Australian community.
Public Disclosure Statements
Public Disclosure Statement
- Certification type: Organisation and Service
- Year: 2020-21
- Publication date: 22/06/2022
“Operating as a carbon neutral organisation is an important achievement which demonstrates our commitment to operating responsibly and sustainably.”
Type of certification
Organisation and Service.
How long have you been certified carbon neutral?
Since June 2022.
Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?
Operating as a carbon neutral organisation is an important achievement which demonstrates our commitment to operating responsibly and sustainably.
What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?
Benefits sought include a more detailed appreciation of our environmental footprint, which in turn will lead to more informed decision making and better environmental outcomes; and broader staff, supplier, and client engagement which will encourage community wellbeing and improve operational performance.
What offset project do you support?
A wind power project in Turkey.
Why did you choose this project?
In addition to transitioning Turkey to greener energy, this renewable energy project will contribute to local economic growth and improve air quality for residents by reducing sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide emissions which are attributable to existing coal power plants.
Compared with the baseline situation for electricity generation in Turkey, this amount of clean wind powered electricity is the equivalent of avoiding 56,264 tCO2 emissions per year.
How can customers support you?
Consumers can contribute to positive environmental outcomes by selecting carbon neutral service providers in their supply chain choices and by promoting awareness and value for carbon neutral certifications like Climate Active.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
Executive leadership with the endorsement of the Board has set measurable targets to reduce the firm's environmental impact, including the transition to 100% renewable energy in all of its offices, implementing an Environmental Management System which provides transparency and tracks operational progress, and a very ambitious goal to eliminate waste from landfill by 2025.
What has been the impact of your action?
As a result of these targets and action taken, the firm implemented an eBrief Policy, which phased out the use of hardcopy briefs to counsel/experts; it focused on paper consumption which reduced paper use by 3.5M pages in year; and it incorporated sustainable design and project implementation principles for the new Melbourne office which avoided waste to landfill and optimised the operational environment to minimise future electricity consumption requirements.
What advice would you give to a business considering certification?
Certification is a worthy pursuit as it provides a clear signal to all stakeholders that the business is investing in the environment and operating in a carbon neutral manner.
To achieve the operational benefits that can come from certification it is important to integrate environmental priorities within the day to day decision making process and culture of the firm.
Equally important is investing time in building external relationships to share lessons learned and accelerate positive environmental impact outcomes for all.