Corporate social responsibility
At Sparke Helmore, we continually take proactive steps to ensure that the firm has a positive impact on the communities within which we operate, provides a rewarding working environment for our staff, and understand and positively shape the social issues that matter to our business.
We devote significant time and resources to ensuring that we provide a happy and healthy work environment for our people. We invest in our partner and staffs' well-being and professional development and offer flexible, safe work practices. We also have a strong diversity program, including a Six Degrees women's network that we run for staff and clients.
We support the communities in which we operate by providing pro bono legal and other non-legal services in a way that ensures the greatest possible positive impact on society and is rewarding for our staff. We do this primarily through our Pro Bono Program and our Community Program.
In Kind Report
The In Kind—Pro Bono & Community Report 2015 provides a glimpse into some of our key community and pro bono activities, as well as the challenges faced by organisations and individuals we work with each year.
We are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our business and ensuring our operations are conducted in line with the principles of ecologically sustainable development. We strive to ensure that the conduct of our business is environmentally sound and acceptable to our clients, staff and the community at large.
We are an active member of the Australia Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) an affiliation of Australian law firms dedicated to reducing their environmental impact. A condition of membership is that we measure and take steps to reduce our environmental impact on an annual basis. We have committed to formulating an environmental management system through AusLSA. In doing so, the firm is focused on reducing its environmental footprint, ensuring it is sourcing environmentally sustainable products, and implementing systems and procedures to monitor and manage resource consumption.