DLA Piper has been recognized as a WBA Leading Employer in the World Business Awards 2022. The key attributes of WBA Leading Employers outline the characteristics of well-managed, high-performing, industry leading organizations that provide a stimulating and supportive workplace.
At DLA Piper, we value people as individuals. We’re a global business that’s redefining the expectations of a law firm. We operate across more than 40 countries, but we’re still locally connected. That’s because trusting, collaborative relationships with our clients and each other are at the heart of our success. We’re creating exceptional experiences, outcomes and growth for our clients and people.
In Australia, we have more than 500 professionals across four capital cities. Our team offers full-service capabilities providing clients with an extensive breadth and depth of service. As trusted legal advisors to approximately a third of the ASX 100 companies or their subsidiaries and all levels of government, we take great pride in our reputation as a firm that is commercial, accessible and easy to do business with.
We are a values led business with diversity, inclusion and equality being a core part of how we live our values. This means supporting everyone we work with to grow and realise their own potential – leading to individual and shared success and a progressive culture.
To help facilitate a culture of equality and diversity, we have an established Diversity & Inclusion Committee with initiatives related to gender, ethnicity & culture, disability and LGBT+. We also have international people networks which are based on five key areas – disability, LGBT+, culture and heritage, gender balance, and parents and carers. Our people networks comprise internal DLA Piper communities whose focus is to raise awareness, connect, educate, and provide support.
We are committed to investing in and supporting efforts to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our employees and create an environment in which everyone can thrive. As foundation members of the Corporate Mental Health Alliance Australia (CMHA) and our commitment to the Mindful Business Charter (MBC), we believe it’s incredibly important for our firm to have support structures in place for times when people need assistance.
Our Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (SESG) approach is to make business better by helping clients and communities transition to and thrive in a more sustainable future. We recently launched our first sustainability report and set science-based targets to reduce our emissions by 50 per cent by 2030. We were one of the first law firms in the world to have set a science-based target to halve our carbon emissions by 2030, compared to 2019/20 pre-pandemic levels.
At DLA Piper, we believe that great businesses can make a better world. That’s why we work hard to achieve the best results for our clients, wherever they do business, and for our people, wherever they work. We’ve created a culture where every voice counts and every success is recognised. And in the face of fundamental changes in the legal industry, we’re redefining the structure and approach of the traditional law firm through our radical change agenda.