This partnership follows the success of a similar venture in England & Wales, with the Legal Sector Alliance (LSA). Since Greenstones partnership with the LSA was announced in September last year, 70 law firms and legal practices across England & Wales are now using the online portal to measure their environmental impact. This reporting tool has improved transparency, consistency and comparability of carbon emissions in the legal sector; making it easier for firms to track, monitor and benchmark their carbon emissions performance.
The tool, powered by Greenstones enterprise grade solution, Acco2unt, enables firms to process environmental data more quickly and with greater accuracy as part of their annual reporting process. The easy-to-use solution enables users to input their business consumption data, including paper consumption and recycling information, into the tool through step-by-step data entry wizards. It is then processed automatically by Acco2unt, with the associated footprint calculated and displayed on a summary page. The combined data from firms can then be used by AusLSA in their annual reporting publication.
Emily Wilson, General Manager of AusLSA comments: Judging from the success of this project in England & Wales, Im delighted to be able to make Greenstones portal available to our members; giving them a user friendly tool to upload their business data and review their environmental performance year on year. From AusLSAs point of view, it will make our annual reporting process much more efficient and enable us to focus more time on advising firms how to reduce their environmental impact.
Matthew de Villiers, CEO of Greenstone comments: We are pleased to be providing AusLSA members with our online carbon management portal. This project is a logical extension of our work in the UK and it is becoming increasingly clear that industry organisations like AusLSA need to have efficient central processes, tools and administration to measure, report and benchmark environmental performance and these requirements are ideal for our portal solution.