Lantern Legal Group

Legal

Melbourne, Victoria

Australia

www.tllg.com.au

About The Lantern Legal Group

The Lantern Legal Group Pty Ltd, under the brands Harwood Andrews and Sladen Legal is a legal firm with offices in Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo. They provide specialist services to private and family businesses, local government bodies and corporatised government agencies in such areas as health, infrastructure and public service delivery. Their services include:

  • Workplace Relations
  • Buying and selling of businesses
  • Business structuring
  • Business agreements
  • Intellectual property advice
  • Leasing
  • Banking and finance
  • Taxation and duties
  • Superannuation
  • Property acquisition, development and leases

They pride themselves on developing close personal relationship with their clients, placing a premium on trust and mutual respect and as such, become personally invested in the success of their clients. They strive to ensure clients understand their legal matters and reach practical and innovative solutions.

They promote community, social and environmental best practices both within their workplace and the communities in which they operate. This is achieved by offering services through an extensive pro-bono program and encouraging staff to provide their expertise and knowledge to not for profit boards and community organisations. The firm is committed to the personal development of each of its employees both within and outside the work place.

We have always strived to provide a positive change to our communities and the environment but we have never had such a valuable means of measuring our impact. Becoming a B Corp embodies our firm’s commitment to our communities and the environment. It has also provided us with an opportunity to demonstrate leadership for social change.

The Change We Seek®

Lantern Legal Group's journey to become a Certified B Corp has given them the opportunity to review and realign their company policies and procedures to ensure that they promote best practice and social cohesion within the workplace and the wider community. In becoming a B Corp they hope to continue to improve their impact in their communities and the environment, and inspire other businesses to do the same.

Lantern Legal Group seeks a future where B Corp certification becomes the norm and all businesses understand that good business isn’t just about profit for shareholders but is also about creating value for all stakeholders, including employees, customers and the wider community.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 2015
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
83
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Workers: All new and existing managers receive training on providing corrective feedback, conflict negotiation and resolution, group dynamics, performance evaluation systems, and leadership and training; >15% of employees received advancement or reimbursement for continuing education opportunities; Average tenure of current work force >5 years

Community: Banks with a local bank committed to serving the community; Contributes a majority of its cash, service and in-kind donations to local markets; Provides or pays for training for workers to serve in external leadership positions

Environment: >50% of energy use is produced from renewable sources; Monitors emissions and has specific reduction targets

Miscellany: 

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