2014 Assurance

Assurance over ANZ's 2014 Corporate Sustainability Review

KPMG has provided independent assurance in respect of our 2014 Corporate Sustainability Review. KPMG has also checked that the appropriate indicators have been reported on in our GRI Index in accordance with the GRI G4 ‘core’.

Details of KPMG’s assurance, including the approach taken and conclusions, is provided within KPMG’s assurance statement.

2013 Assurance

Assurance over ANZ’s Corporate Sustainability Review 2013

KPMG was engaged to provide assurance over ANZ’s Corporate Sustainability Review 2013. KPMG’s external assurance work was conducted in accordance with International Standard on Assurance Engagements ISAE 3000 Assurance Engagements other than Audits or Reviews of Historical Financial Information and ISAE 3410 Assurance Engagements on Greenhouse Gas Statements.

Details of KPMG’s assurance, including the approach taken and conclusions, is provided within KPMG’s assurance statement.

Assurance over ANZ’s Environmental Data for 2013

In 2013 KPMG was engaged to conduct independent assurance over ANZ’s environmental data. Assurance was provided in accordance with International Standard on Assurance Engagements ISAE 3000 Assurance Engagements other than Audits or Reviews of Historical Financial Information, ISAE 3410 Assurance Engagements on Greenhouse Gas Statements and National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (Audit) Determination 2009.

Details of KPMG’s assurance, including the approach taken and conclusions, is provided within KPMG’s assurance statement.

Note: In 2013, we changed our greenhouse gas emissions reporting period to the year ending 30 June to align with government and regulatory reporting timelines. The baseline year of 2011 remains as previously defined 1 October – 30 September.

2012 Assurance

Environmental Data

SGS Australia was commissioned to conduct an independent assurance of the environmental data on the ANZ website. Assurance was provided using the following protocols from the GRI guidelines, AA1000 Assurance Standard and ISAE3000. This included a combination of interviews with relevant employees in Australia, New Zealand and India as well as an evaluation of the data collection processes and the data itself. Validation with external bodies was undertaken where relevant.

As part of our Carbon Neutral commitment ANZ has sought to achieve ISO14064 accreditation for the compilation of our Greenhouse Gas Inventory. SGS have provided the following assurance statements in recognition of our approach:

 

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