Environment Policy

VIPeople is committed to a future in which all Australians are living sustainably within their natural and built environments.

We will focus on sustainability as a key consideration in our decision making for the future. We are committed to improving the environmental performance of our activities, and to be leaders in best practice environmental management of these. This policy forms a key component of our commitment to demonstrate good environmental practice in our own operations.

To do this we will establish appropriate procedures and practices to minimise the consumption of energy, water, paper and other material inputs, and minimise the generation of waste, associated with our activities. These may include:

  • reducing the energy, water and paper intensity of our office-based operations
  • purchasing Green Power
  • reducing the amount of waste we produce, and maximising the amount reused and recycled
  • separating our office wastes into reusable, recyclable, compost and true waste components
  • making environmentally-sound purchasing decisions for capital items and consumables
  • adopting a pollution prevention approach to our activities
  • adopting an environmental management system based on ISO 14001
  • communicating our environmental performance through regular reporting
  • striving for continual improvement in our environmental performance
  • recognising that all VIPeople staff have a responsibility to assist us to meet these commitments, empowering staff to minimise our environmental impacts through generating staff awareness, and encouraging participation and feedback