ESG is a tool used to measure an organization’s sustainability regarding environmental, social and governance initiatives.
- Environmental refers to how an organization’s business operations affect natural resources and climate change.
- Social refers to an organization’s approach towards social issues.
- Governance refers to how its management or superior manages the organization.
This ESG Policy outlines our firm-wide approach to integrating ESG in our internal and external practice and activities.
Objectives and Actions
JC Legal is committed in integrating certain ESG factors integrating or implementing the following initiatives:
Energy efficient – Usage of LED lights in the firm, unplugging electronic devices when they are not in use and encouraging employees to shut down laptops after working hours.
LEDs consume 50-60% energy compared to traditional lights yet provide brighter illumination. Not only does it reduce energy and operational cost, but it also lowers carbon footprint as it decreases overall CO2 emissions.
Encourage less travelling – Sustainable delivery clause in client engagement letters.
This specific clause would encourage and support our gesture by opting for digital options when delivering our work to the client i.e., virtual consultations and meetings and using online tools to help lower carbon emissions when travel or printing is required.
Reduce, reuse and recycle – Reduce the usage of disposable cutlery in the office e.g., food packaging, paper cups, plastic cutlery and bottles.
Aim to go paperless – Aside from using recycled paper for printing, another initiative is eliminating paper usage altogether in the printing of employee’s name card, firm’s handbook/manual, invoice and engagement letters to client.
Share and Promote – Communicate our environmental efforts and commitments to clients, customers and the public and promote our journey by way of volunteering and via our website, LinkedIn, and Instagram accounts.
Employee Education and Engagement – Conduct regular ESG awareness and training sessions for employees to educate them about the importance of sustainability and provide practical tips for incorporating eco-friendly practices into their daily work routines.
Waste Management – Establish a comprehensive waste management program that includes recycling bins throughout the office space to ensure proper waste segregation.
Wellness Programs – Implement wellness programs that promote physical activity, healthy eating, and stress reduction. This can include organizing fitness challenges, providing healthy snacks and drinks in the office, and offering yoga or meditation classes.
Health and Wellness Benefits – Demonstrate a commitment to employees’ physical well-being by providing health insurance coverage.