Sustainability in operations, supply chains and communities

Environmental sustainability

MinterEllison is committed to transitioning our own operations with a target of net zero scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 2030, and an interim target for all our offices to operate on renewable electricity by 2025

Our Emissions Reduction Strategy sets out our path to NetZero 2030. This strategy is aligned with our Responsible Business Statement and ensures that in all aspects of our operations MinterEllison focuses on sound environmental practices, minimising our use of resources where possible and maximising our re-use of resources. We are committed to continually measuring our impact on the environment working with specialist GHG consultants.

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A key milestone on our path to Net Zero 2030 was achieving Climate Active certification in July 2023. This certification reflects that we are a carbon neutral organisation with a clear, actionable emissions reduction strategy now in place.

MinterEllison is recognised for its leadership in advising clients on climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy. We continue to use our leading expertise in this area to support our clients across all industries in that transition.

"Climate Active certification is an important milestone on our path to NetZero 2030. Our work to achieve carbon neutrality and year on year emissions reductions will ensure we reach our target by focusing on the areas of greatest impact." MinterEllison, July 2023 Climate Active certification

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In addition to our Climate Active certification we are also members of the Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) and participate in regular AusLSA roundtables sharing best practice and insights relevant to our industry. We continue to report annually on the major activities we take toward the reduction of carbon emissions. AusLSA's mission is to work collaboratively to promote sustainable practices across the legal sector. MinterEllison has continued to strive to reduce, recycle, and reuse during the years under review.


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We are committed to assessing the environmental, social and economic impacts of our purchasing decisions. In doing so, we seek to purchase products that:

  • minimise greenhouse gas emissions
  • maximise sustainability
  • utilise recycled content in production
  • are recyclable at life end
  • minimise the use of water
  • minimise toxicity
  • are sourced from producers and/or suppliers with a proven record of environmental management and product stewardship.

We also seek to work with suppliers who:

  • are committed to reducing the risk of modern slavery within their supply chain
  • offer Fair Trade products
  • share our commitment to creating social benefits from unused or decommissioned products
  • support social enterprises and First Nations businesses.

Review our current Procurement compliance standards and our Responsible business statement