Environmental performance reporting

Sustainability Report 2005-2006

Department of the Environment and Water Resources, 2007

Parks Australia Environmental Performance

Environmental management

EM3: Integration of environment with other business management systems

Goals 2005-06
Performance 2005-06 and trends

Environmental risk management is integrated with Parks’ general risk management policies, requirements, systems and reporting. Biodiversity risks are a category of risk under the risk watch list.

An audit committee is established for the Director of National Parks (DNP) in accordance with the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 Act. This committee also assesses performance against the KRAs, and reports to the Director of National Parks.

The principle of using contractors and service providers that have good environmental records is embedded in the DNP Spending Policy. Staff members are required to take into account the environmental credentials of suppliers when making procurement decisions. This policy is implemented at individual parks.

Commentary

Parks employees are inducted at each park and this process includes an awareness of environmental responsibilities under the EPBC Act and the relevant management plan for each reserve.

Goals 2006-07