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Our Focus on Sustainability


TurksLegal acknowledges the NSW, VIC & QLD Government Sustainability Policy, which sets strategies and targets for:

  • Conserving water use
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Advocating sustainable purchasing.

To demonstrate our commitment to strong environmental principles, we’ve had a documented environmental policy in place for a number of years that covers a broad range of initiatives and issues, including:

  • Enforcing electronic data storage to minimise paper use as part of our paperless office initiative, as well as making double sided photocopying default
  • Encouraging clients to instruct and correspond electronically, where appropriate
  • Recycling waste paper, stationery, and toner cartridges
  • Minimising energy consumption via timed lighting controls and on-demand air-conditioning
  • Encouraging staff to utilise public transport or walking, wherever practical.

Our ‘green’ home

As part of our commitment to a 'green' workplace, we are located in a building with a strong environmental policy and sustainability credentials - the Citigroup Centre office tower. The building's owner and manager has the following initiatives in place to reduce the environmental impact of all lessees:

  • Benchmarking building energy/greenhouse as well as water consumption and efficiency using the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS)
  • Purchasing 25% of base building energy from government accredited GreenPower renewable energy sources
  • Installation and monitoring of electricity and water sub metres
  • Ongoing tuning of operating hours and system control parameters to avoid unnecessary  energy consumption
  • Cutting water waste from bathrooms and reducing sewer discharge
  • Constant testing of cooling towers to ensure optimal hygiene and water efficiency
  • Providing waste segregation and recycling facilities
  • Frequent measurement and testing of the indoor environment to ensure safe and productive working conditions.