At Anderson Lloyd we recognise our responsibilities as custodians of a multi-generational firm. We take ownership of, and are accountable for our measurable emissions while conducting day to day business. This is why our law firm has committed to the goal of offsetting all emissions and being formally certified as carboNZero by 2020. A target which we are very close to achieving. Beyond this we are looking to achieve carbon negative status. To help achieve this we have partnered with Trees That Count (managed by Project Crimson) by funding 2,000 native trees annually.
As a commitment to the journey towards sustainable practice, Anderson Lloyd is a member of the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) and the Climate Leaders Coalition. The SBC is a CEO-led group advocating for a sustainable future for business. The council promotes eco-efficiency, innovation and responsible entrepreneurship to ensure New Zealand businesses are regarded as international leaders in this field. The Climate Leaders Coalition is a collective set up to promote business leadership and group action on the issue of climate change.
Anderson Lloyd is proactive in continuing to improve its systems and processes to help minimise its footprint. We monitor a range of environmental measures (including distances driven and flown, paper usage and energy usage) and regularly report on these to the whole firm. Our supplier procurement processes require stringent sustainability assessment. As a result we have recently changed our electricity supplier to Ecotricity. Anderson Lloyd is also a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council.
Through a Proxima Materiality Assessment, Anderson Lloyd has been able to identify sustainability priorities of key stakeholders, clients and members of our staff. Anderson Lloyd also has an in-house Sustainability Committee providing a forum to create tangible changes in our office practices.
Anderson Lloyd is partnering with organisations to develop commercial structures to offset carbon and to encourage green investment. We also act for clients with renewable energy projects including wind and solar.
Anderson Lloyd takes social responsibility seriously. The firm is a foundation signatory of the NZLS Gender Equality Charter and maintains one of the highest percentages of women partners of any NZ law firm. The firm is also a member of Diversity Works who aim to better New Zealand through representation and inclusion of different genders, ethnicities, sexualities, spiritualties and ages, and who also run unconscious bias awareness and training.
Anderson Lloyd offers flexible working arrangements to ensure members of society such as working parents are not disadvantaged.
Anderson Lloyd is also an Accredited Living Wage Employer.