Environmental performance reporting

Sustainability Report 2005-2006

Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007

Parks Australia Environmental Performance

Suppliers

EN33: Environmental performance of suppliers

Goals 2005-06
Performance 2005-06 and trends

Reviews of awareness and application of Parks Australia’s environmental purchasing guidelines took place in some parks, but not all, during 2005-06. Most parks follow environmental purchasing guidelines. New Chief Executive Instructions were issued across the Division and these include the appropriate purchasing guidelines. All staff were made aware of these and have access to them over the intranet.

Information about the environmental performance of suppliers is not currently captured, though tenderers are routinely selected for the best value they provide, including appropriate standards in, for example, waste disposal and chemical use training.

Commentary

Parks rely on a range of contracted services including cleaning, road and track maintenance, waste disposal, pest control, fee collection and campground maintenance. Parks Australia has a procurement policy which requires environmental considerations to be taken into account in the purchase of goods and services.

Goals 2006-07