This section provides you with information on our environmental priorities, how they are managed and how we are progressing on our objectives in each area. Articulating our environmental direction helps our staff understand their role in advancing our environmental goals. The information included in this section forms our Environmental Sustainability Plan 4 for 2013 to 2018.
Our key areas for internal environmental management are:
How we manage our environmental activities
Our ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System provides the framework by which we manage our Environmental Risks and Regulatory obligations.
How we contribute to broader environmental issues in Melbourne’s west
- We facilitate Greening the West - a collaborative program that aims to positively impact the health status, climate and liveability of the environment of Melbourne’s west by increasing the tree canopy cover and vegetation.
- We have also developed the healthyurbanhabitat.com.au website, which is dedicated to providing information about sustainable gardening, efficient water use, and how individuals can contribute to greener urban landscapes and communities.
How we contribute to ensuring the sustainability of Victoria’s water supplies
- We provide funding towards initiatives to improve the sustainable management of water across Victoria through an environmental contribution to the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning.
- We work with the broader water industry to advance environmental issues through the Water Services Association of Australia.
How we can assist you in achieving your sustainability goals
Around your business you can improve water efficiency through our Business Resource Efficiency Program. We can help you to save energy, reduce waste and improve your business’s bottom line.
Around your home you can improve water and energy efficiency and save money using our Residential Water Efficiency Programs.
We invest in our community as a way to build relationships and develop partnerships with our many stakeholders. The support we offer can include: Financial Support, Mobile Water Fountain, In-Kind Support.
Where we have come from
We have a strong history of Environmental Management. We will continue to build on this base.
Where we are going
Our business is guided by our vision, mission and goals. These include a number of environmental goals which set the direction for our environmental management.
Delivering our environmental management actions
Responsibility for delivering on environmental actions for our priority environmental areas is monitored through our Environmental Management System. Overall direction for environmental management is outlined in our Environmental Policy which is reviewed regularly by our board. Our Community Liaison Committee assists us in understanding community perceptions of emerging environmental issues and provides feedback and suggestions on our performance against our environmental objectives.