|Maintain carbon neutrality across our operations.||
For the third year in 2012, ANZ has maintained its commitment to carbon neutrality. Low Carbon Australia has certified ANZ's Australian operations as carbon neutral under the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS).
|Evaluate the pilot of our revised Environmental Management System (EMS) and expand to cover two material markets in our Asian business.||
In our workplaces, we continually seek to identify, control, and improve our environmental performance. Our Environmental Management System (EMS) provides a structured approach to assessing the operational impact of our physical footprint on the environment and helps set targets to improve our performance.
Following a successful pilot in Singapore in 2011, we have continued to roll-out the EMS across our operations in Asia during 2012, with a focus on Cambodia and India.
The continued expansion of the EMS across Asia has included the extension of our online environmental reporting, which now captures data from over 30 countries, thereby improving our ability to manage our environmental performance.
|Work towards achieving our three year environmental targets in Australia and New Zealand in the following areas: greenhouse gas, premises energy, commercial waste, water, paper and air travel.||
ANZ has delivered a strong 2012 result in managing our environmental performance against the targets set as part of our commitment to ‘urban sustainability’. ANZ has met nine out of thirteen environmental performance targets in 2012 against the 2011 baseline.
While we significantly exceeded our environmental targets in reducing GHG emissions, travel, waste and paper usage in Australia, we did not meet our energy reduction target with increased energy usage from growth in our data centres and as a result of increased gas consumption associated with the commissioning of the tri-generation plant at ANZ Centre, Melbourne.
Whilst premises energy, travel and waste reduced, GHG emissions increased in NZ due to a decrease in the amount of hydro power available as a result of reduced rainfall. Although office paper consumption in NZ reduced compared to 2011, we fell slightly short of our target. The move to on-line statements and eco-efficient print technologies in our NZ offices will ensure that ANZ remains 'on track' to deliver its 2014 customer and office paper reduction targets.
We monitor, set targets and report progress annually on a number of environmental impact areas relating to our Australia and New Zealand operations, including: energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water, paper and resource efficiency.
Performance against environmental operational targets
|Three-year environmental goals in Australia and New Zealand||2012 Performance||2014 Trajectory|
|Absolute reduction in GHG||On-track|
|Premises energy||In progress|
|Vehicle Fleet emissions||On-track|
|Paper consumed - customer||On-track|
|Paper consumed - office||On-track|
- Full Environmental Performance Report (PDF 32kB)
- ANZ Environmental Reporting Definitions and Assumptions (PDF 112kB)
ANZ subjects our environmental performance data to annual assurance by independent and qualified auditors using internationally recognised standards.
|Support the design, building and construction sectors in advancing urban sustainability by conducting education sessions at our 6-Star Green Star Global Headquarters.||A total of 1203 people have visited the ANZ Centre as a result of tours conducted in 2011. In addition, the ANZ Centre was a finalist for the Built Environment Award for Harmonious Manmade Landscapes of the 2011 Banksia Awards.|
|Maintain our carbon neutral commitment across our operations globally.||ANZ has maintained its commitment to carbon neutrality. Low Carbon Australia has certified ANZ's Australian operations as carbon neutral under the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). Simultaneously, we have offset the carbon emissions from our operations outside of Australia, consistent with the NCOS. In keeping with ANZ’s super regional strategy, our offset projects are primarily based in developing countries where we have a growing presence such as India, China, Cambodia and Indonesia.|
|Implement our revised Environmental Management System (EMS) in a pilot market in Asia.||ANZ has developed a simplified global Environmental Management System (EMS) in response to a review by external experts in 2011. A country specific EMS was developed for Singapore and will be finalised for New Zealand in the first quarter of 2012.|
|Work towards achieving our two year environmental goals in Australia and New Zealand.||ANZ has delivered a strong FY11 result in managing our environmental sustainability performance against the targets set as part of our commitment to ‘urban sustainability’. ANZ has met, and in some cases significantly exceeded, eight out of ten environmental performance targets by September 2011 against the baseline set in 2009. We have not met our two year targets for absolute reduction in GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions and paper consumption per full time employee equivalent (FTE) in Australia. However, have exceeded performance against target in energy per FTE, potable water consumption and waste recycling and meet or exceed all our New Zealand environmental targets.|
Over the past year business growth, both organic and through acquisitions, has increased ANZ's environmental footprint, but we remain optimistic about meeting most of our two-year targets. Progress against our environment targets for Australia and New Zealand is summarised below.
|Review our Environmental Management System (EMS) for implementation across our key markets.||The ANZ Group EMS is being reviewed to provide an appropriate framework for the APE&A region to adopt. The revised approach will be piloted in an Asian market in 2011.|
|Implement our carbon neutral strategy and become carbon neutral globally in line with the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard.||ANZ will achieve its commitment to become carbon neutral across our business globally by the end of 2010 by purchasing a range of international carbon offsets. Our original timeframe to achieve carbon neutrality was delayed due to a reshaping of our business and regulatory developments in Australia. However, our commitment was applied retrospectively from 1 October 2009, thereby achieving our original target. Our commitment to carbon neutrality is aligned with the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS), a voluntary framework that provides accreditation for companies to become carbon neutral.|
In 2011 we will embark on a significant footprint reduction program delivered through greater engagement and collaboration across our business. We will begin by focusing with dedicated emission reduction programs on the largest areas of impact which is property energy efficiency, as well as air travel and paper consumption.
We will continue our program of monitoring environmental impacts outside of Australia and New Zealand. Once we feel confident with the data and have established baselines we will begin reporting this data publicly.
- Full Environmental Performance Report (PDF 19kB)
- ANZ Environmental Reporting Definitions and Assumptions 2010 (PDF 133kB)
|Further information - Australia|
|Further information - New Zealand|
Our greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand have been reduced by 2% per FTE in the past year. Emissions are down 9.6% compared to our first year of data collection, 2006.
|Further information - India|
We have set the following two-year goals in Australia and New Zealand for the reduction of our environmental footprint:
|Absolute reduction in GHG||-6%||-2%|
|Premises energy per FTE||-6%||-2.5%|
|Paper consumed per FTE||-10%||-10%|
|Water per FTE||-10%||Establish baseline|
We have committed to reviewing our environmental management system and Environment Charter in preparation for wider implementation across our key markets.
Our performance is measured over different two-year periods for our Australian and New Zealand businesses. These individual goals are in addition to ANZ's goal to become Carbon Neutral by December 2009.
New Zealand goals
- Environmental Performance Report (PDF 17kB)
- Accompanying notes to environmental performance report (PDF 29kB)
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