The five principles of ecologically sustainable development identified in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 are integration, precautionary, intergenerational, biodiversity and valuation.
We are aware of these principles in our daily operations. We strive to operate in an environmentally responsible manner, including efficient use of resources and effective waste management.
We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment through ongoing minimisation strategies and new technologies and resources including:
- using electronic document management systems and web-based information-sharing tools that reduce or eliminate the need to print and retain paper copies of documents
- using video and telephone conferencing where possible to reduce the need for local and interstate travel
- reviewing leased buildings and encouraging building owners to improve energy performance
- ensuring new leases entered into comply with the Australian Government’s energy policy
- procuring energy efficient equipment and lighting solutions, including a smart lighting system that activates only when areas are occupied
- recycling facilities in breakout areas.
The integration of energy efficiency practices into our organisation and planning processes allows us to reduce our energy costs and decrease consumption of valuable resources.