Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility

An initiative of the International Business Standards Organization (IBSO), the Worldwide Charter for Fair International Commerce (WCFIC) is a global initiative that stands by businesses adopting sustainability and fair trade policies. The Worldwide Charter supports international businesses showcasing a particular social and environmental sensibility through following a code of conduct and a set of universal principles; reflecting the core values of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, labor conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and other internationally recognised principles.


By becoming a signatory, Law In Order  will adopt and implement the Charter’s Principles to demonstrate its commitment to be among the world leaders in fair business dealings and corporate responsibility.

 Law In Order agrees and commits to the following principles:

  1. As a minimum standard, comply with all applicable local, state, provincial and federal laws and regulations in all the countries where we operate.
  2. Not sell or deal in counterfeit and pirated goods. Refrain from infringing on intellectual property or other proprietary rights owned by a third party.
  3. Act with the highest ethical standards and integrity, implementing good faith and fair dealing norms and compete in a transparent and open manner with a zero tolerance on corruption.
  4. Respect the relationships with contractors, partners, clients and customers. Any kind of fraud, falsifying or misrepresenting practice is unacceptable.
  5. Present the organisation’s financial data and non-financial information honestly, accurately and objectively.
  6. Respect the cultures and customs of the countries in which the organisation works by demonstrating a spirit of tolerance, integrity and social responsibility.
  7. Wherever the operations are located, provide all internationally recognised human rights, a safe work environment, fair treatment and salary for all employees including the principle of “equal pay for equal work” without discrimination of any kind.
  8. Take all possible measures to avoid or minimise damage to the environment and human health.
  9. Take all actions necessary to comply with the requirements of this Charter. Senior management of signatories will assume the responsibility for realising the letter and spirit of these principles.

To learn more about the WCFIC, please click here.

Law In Order has been recognised and certified by the Printing Industries Association Australia at Level 2, Sustainable Green Print (SGP) for its sustainability practices nationally.

SGP, through Printing Industries Association Australia (PIAA) provides the only certification program geared towards the printing industry and goes well beyond the idea of simply recycling materials and using ‘green paper.’

SGP is the Australian printing industry's own recognisable certification program designed to help printing companies meet their environmental responsibilities and go above and beyond compliance. Based on an ISO14001 framework, SGP is tailored to meet business requirements, the demands of customers and the changing trends in dealing with managing environmental responsibility.  SGP’s third-party validation of sustainability also ensures that a company isn’t simply ‘green washing’ in order to enhance its corporate image for the marketplace.

In order to receive SGP certification, Law In Order must comply with state laws nationally, implement best practices across the organisation and commit to continuous improvements in sustainability, waste reduction management and efficient energy consumption. The process covers record-keeping, compliance, cleaner production & waste management practices as well as establishment of an environmental management system. The accreditation process involves comprehensive environment management and control including the tracking of waste streams. It also brings into focus energy consumption and carbon footprint. SGP Level 2 provides key performance indicators for printing businesses covering waste, recycling, energy, water, incident management, energy and air emissions.

The final step in SGP certification is an on-site audit conducted by an independent, auditor who tours the facility and reviews documentation associated with the application. The SGP audit of LIO’s premises was completed in late March 2014. LIO must provide reports and submit to audits annually in order to maintain its certification status.

“Sustainability is very much a core part of LIO’s culture.” said Julian McGrath, LIO’s Managing Director. We established an Environmental & Sustainability Committee in 2012 with view to ensure that LIO’s operations & processes do not cause too great an impact on the environment as well as seek ways to ensure a sustainable future. LIO is also signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and this certification furthers demonstrates tangible actions to support the Ten Principles of the UNGC” continues McGrath. “The SGP certification validates our hard work and strengthens our commitment. It’s something that all of us can be very proud of.”

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Law In Order is a proud participant of the United Nations Global Compact. The United Nations (UN) Global Compact exists to assist the private sector in the management of increasingly complex risks and opportunities in the environmental, social and governance realms.

The UN Global Compact seeks to embed the Ten Principles in markets and corporate boardrooms, for the benefit of both businesses and society around the world.

The Global Compact has two key purposes:

  1. To encourage the integration of its ten principles into responsible business practice; and
  2. To garner collective action of the UN Global Compact and its related UN initiatives.

Law In Order is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and is committed to demonstrating tangible actions to support the Ten Principles by submitting formal Communications on Progress on an annual basis. Please click here to see the letter from our Managing Director, Julian McGrath to the UN Global Compact.

The ten principles of the United Nations relating to the Global Compact:

Human Rights

Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and

Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

Anti Corruption

Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

 To view the latest UNGC Communication on Progress please click here.

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