Allens

In the community

Our In the Community: Reflections 2014 publication promotes the organisations we support and the causes we champion – from human rights, asylum seekers and Reconciliation, to the environment and alleviating disadvantage.

Our people passionately support many causes and issues and we are proud of the generosity of spirit and talent we have at Allens and the way in which we've helped to tackle the hard issues and support parts of the community most in need.

Most importantly, Allens is privileged to be associated with a diverse range of inspirational community organisations that make a real difference through their commitment to ensuring the health, happiness and justice of others.

Highlights from our work in the community

A certified carbon neutral law firm:

This year, we were the first major Australian law firm to become certified carbon neutral. View the firm's Sustainability Policy, our Emissions Management Plan and Public Disclosure Summary.

The Employer of Choice for Gender Equality:

Federal Government's Workplace Gender Equality Agency award. The EOCGE replaces the Equal Opportunity in the Workplace Agency's 'Employer of Choice for Women' citation, which Allens has received consecutively since 2005

A diverse workplace

Our LGBTI network, ALLin, is for all partners, employees and clients who identify as LGBTI, as well as their allies within the firm. The firm openly affirms our support of marriage equality and was recognised by Pride in Diversity as a Top 20 employer for LGBTI workplace inclusion in 2015.

United Nations Global Compact:

The first Australian organisation to become a signatory. You can see Allens' United Nations Global Compact's Communication on Progress.

Reconciliation Action Plan:

The first major firm to commit to a RAP, to help close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. View the firm's 2014 RAP.

Pro bono:

More than 10,000 hours of pro bono work has been invested this year in homelessness-related matters and more than 1,600 hours of pro bono work has helped environmental organisations.

Philanthropy:

More than 30 different community groups supported each year.