Government sustainability

The Australian Government aims to improve the environmental performance of Australian Government departments and agencies, by providing advice, communication networks, and access to best practice environmental management techniques from around the world.

Environmental reporting under Section 516A of the EPBC Act

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Mandated by S516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, Australian Government departments and agencies are required to report on their sustainability performance as part of their Annual Reports.
Environmental performance reporting


Sustainable procurement

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The National Waste Policy: Less waste, more resources contains strategies to improve the use of resources in Australia. One such strategy is for all governments to embody and promote sustainable procurement principles and practices within their own operations.
Sustainable procurement guide
Guide for sustainable procurement of services


Environmental management systems (EMS)

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Government agencies can make significant cost savings and increase efficiency by using an effective environmental management system (EMS).
More about Environmental management systems.



Books and reports