Junction Australia Goes Green

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY - GOING GREEN

Junction Australia recognises that environmental sustainability is vital to the wellbeing of staff, clients and the community, and may have a positive influence on organisational expenses.

Due to expansion of Junction Australia’s services and increasing geographical spread, Junction Australia is in a strong position to pursue improved environmental practices.

Junction Australia is committed to working towards sustainability by minimising the environmental impact of our operations. We will achieve this through:

  • Improving the efficiency of our use of water and energy resources
  • Minimising pollution including waste and greenhouse gas emissions where possible
  • Leading by example and seeking to educate and support our staff, clients and partners to achieve environmental sustainability outcomes

Junction Australia agrees to:

  • Be compliant with all relevant environmental legislation and regulations
  • Be an environmentally responsible member of the communities in which we operate
  • Where possible minimise negative impacts we may have on the environment and implement pollution prevention practices through the efficient use of resources, and the reduction of emissions and waste
  • Encourage employees and business partners, including our clients, suppliers and providers, to share knowledge of environmental sustainability initiatives
  • Develop a framework for setting and reviewing our environmental objectives and targets
  • Build a culture of environmental awareness and sustainability within the business.
  • Seek to introduce monitoring of our environmental impact performance and seek to conduct our operations in an environmentally responsible manner. This will include measuring and where possible reducing or offsetting the impacts of our:
    • Consumption of electrical power - computers, air conditioning and lights
    • Motor vehicle and air travel
    • Paper use
    • The use of environmentally friendly office products where possible

JUNCTION AUSTRALIA GREEN TEAM

Junction Australia is pleased to announce that we have established a Green Team to assist us to increase the understanding and awareness of what environmental sustainability can contribute to JA operations.

We recognise that there are a range of actions we can take to address various environmental challenges, both small and large. We recognise that climate change is a social and economic issue, as well as an environmental issue. Junction Australia recognises that without action, the most vulnerable communities and individuals will be most impacted and least able to adapt to climate change. We will be looking for opportunities to build partnerships that will enable us to contribute positively to this big challenge as part of our work to strengthen lives and communities.

We are currently reviewing the organisation’s environmental sustainability practices and the ways in which these are demonstrated across the organisation and we’ll be talking to staff, students and volunteers about what initiatives are already in place so that we can document them.

The Green Team will be meeting quarterly and welcomes ideas of new environmental strategies that we could incorporate into our operations, or feedback on existing sustainability practices. Email us at greenteam@junctionaustralia.org.au


Junction Australia’s registered national community
housing provider is Junction and Women’s Housing Ltd.

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