Environmental performance reporting

Sustainability Report 2005-2006

Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007

Parks Australia environmental performance at a glance

Parks Australia environmental performance at a glance
Parks Summary title GRI Goals met? 2005-06 Goals 2006-07

Environmental Management

Environmental management system (EMS) conformance EM1
Environmental performance improvement process EM2
  • Tick All parks to report annually against agreed indicators
  • Tick All parks to continue to review the risk watch list

All parks to report annually against agreed indicators

All parks to continue to review the risk watch list

Integration of environment with other business systems EM3
Due diligence EM4
Environmental liabilities EM5 Establish a register of asbestos-contaminated sites by June 2007
Compliance Environmental compliance incidents and fines EN16
Environmental Management Expenditure Total environment expenditures by type EN35

Biodiversity

Location of land owned, leased or managed in biodiversity-rich habitats EN6
Impacts on biodiversity EN7 EN25 EN28
  • Tick Subject future proposals to environmental impact assessments
  • Tick Continue monitoring activities in accordance with management plan requirements

Subject future proposals for infrastructure development to environmental impact assessments

Continue monitoring activities in accordance with management plan requirements

Habitat change and restoration EN26 EN27
  • Tick Progress rehabilitation efforts as identified in management plans
  • Tick Continue monitoring of recovering ecosystems

Progress rehabilitation efforts as identified in management plans

Continue monitoring of recovering ecosystems

Energy

Direct energy use segmented by primary source: building energy use EN3
  • Tick Review building energy consumption and consider options for reducing consumption in two parks by June 2006

Review building electricity and diesel consumption and consider options for reducing consumption in two parks by June 2007

Maintain building energy consumption at current levels or reduce them relative to climatic conditions and visitor usage

Direct energy use segmented by primary source: gas use EN3
  • Cross Review building gas consumption and consider options for reducing consumption in two parks by June 2006

Review building gas consumption and consider options for reducing consumption in two parks by June 2006

Maintain gas consumption at current levels or reduce them relative to climatic conditions and visitor usage

Direct energy use segmented by primary source: transport energy use EN3
  • Cross Review transport energy consumption and consider options for reducing consumption in two parks by June 2006
  • Cross Review processes for monitoring vehicle use in the parks by 2005-06

Review transport energy consumption and consider options for reducing consumption in two parks by June 2007

Review processes for monitoring vehicle use in the parks by 2006-07

Trial the use of biodiesel in Kakadu National Park (South Alligator Region) by June 2007

Initiatives to use renewable energy sources and to increase energy efficiency EN17 Include green power in electricity provider contracts where possible
Indirect energy use EN4
Other indirect energy use EN19
Waste Total amount of waste by type and destination EN11
  • Tick Continue to review opportunities for reusing and recycling materials where practicable
  • Tick Continue to provide collection bins for recyclable materials where practicable

Continue to review opportunities for reusing and recycling materials where practicable

Continue to provide collection bins for recyclable materials where practicable

Hazardous Waste Hazardous waste production and transport EN31
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Greenhouse gas emissions EN8
  • Cross All parks have in place a standardised system for the collection of greenhouse gas emissions data by 2006-07
Refine and implement a standardised system for collecting data from all parks by June 2007
Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Water Total water use EN5
  • Cross Install water metering in at least one additional park in 2006
Install water metering in at least one additional park in 2007
Water sources affected by use EN17
Annual withdrawal as % of sources EN21 Collect detailed information on water removed from aquifers and bores in our parks
Total recycling and reuse of water EN22
Emissions to Air, Land and Water Emissions to air, land and water EN10 EN13 EN12 EN32
  • Tick Continue investigations into appropriate fire regimes which are optimal for maintenance of biodiversity and carbon retention
  • Tick All parks to have fire management plans in place by June 2006

Continue investigations into appropriate fire regimes which are optimal for maintenance of biodiversity and carbon retention

Continue to implement fire management plans at Kakadu, Booderee and Uluru

Ozone-depleting Substances Use and emissions of ozone-depleting substances EN9
Materials: Paper Total materials use other than water, by type EN1
  • Tick All parks to have a process in place to record paper use by 2005-06

All parks to have in place strategies to reduce paper use

Reduce paper use in 2006-07

Materials: Recycled Percentage of materials used that are wastes EN2 All parks to investigate opportunities for increasing the use of products made from recycled materials
Suppliers Environmental performance of suppliers EN33
  • Cross Review awareness and application of Parks Australia’s environmental purchasing guidelines in all parks by 2006-07
Review awareness and application of Parks Australia’s environmental purchasing guidelines in all parks by 2006-07