The Annual Report 2015

Chapter 2

Sustainability Report

WWF-Australia takes its sustainability commitments extremely seriously. We realise each and every one of us has a role to play in reaching our targets. Importantly, we are demonstrating that being carbon neutral and having a low ecological footprint are realistic and achievable targets. We continue to improve our sustainability performance by building on solid foundations established in previous years. We are now in our fourth year of our five year plan and are making good progress toward our sustainability targets.

© WWF-Aus / Laurent Desarnaud

Energy and transport

WWF’s Sydney office achieved a 6 star NABERS rating during the year (5.5 stars without GreenPower). The office was also awarded a 5 star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.

As a result of our ‘No Fly January’ initiative, this year WWF staff cut flight emissions by 80% for that month, with no ‘rebound’ effect in the subsequent months.

With the first year of our Air-travel Emissions Reduction Initiative (AERI) completed, the Sustainability Committee was able to recognise the individuals and teams who achieved the greatest reductions in their emissions. This initiative provides staff with quarterly updates on their flights and emissions, and rewards teams for meeting targets.

Carbon emissions

All of our carbon emissions have been offset by 100% Gold Standard Offsets or 100% Certified GreenPower.

This year we also achieved a significant reduction in carbon emissions by reducing air travel and finding alternative ways to meet, such as video conferencing.

© naturepl.com / Tim Laman / WWF

PAPER consumption

In 2015, we reduced our paper consumption by 17% compared to 2014, and improved our reporting processes to better measure progress.

© naturepl.com / Edwin Giesbers / WWF

waste recycling

Overall, our offices achieved a small increase in the amount of waste diverted from landfill thanks to progress in our Brisbane and Perth offices. More accurate reporting will help provide a clearer picture of opportunities for next year.

We also ran the ‘Coffee cup challenge’, which highlighted the environmental impact of takeaway coffee cups and encouraged staff to switch to reusable cups.

© Jonne Seijdel / WWF-Netherlands

SUSTAINABILITY Culture

Our 2015 staff survey found that over 95% of staff are willing to contribute to making the organisation more sustainable. Awareness of our internal sustainability programs have increased since our last survey in 2012.

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WWF AERI Awards 2015 Winners © WWF-Australia

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