AESG Sustainability Policy

Author: Matthew Gale
News Date: 15/6/2020 2:39 PM
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DATE: June 2020

This policy forms part of AESG's approach to delivering on the company's sustainability objectives. The policy is provided to assist employees, suppliers and contractors to understand their responsibility to help deliver continuous improvements in AESG's sustainability performance and to provide information to other stakeholders, as relevant.

Application

This Policy applies to all AESG employees.


Definition of Sustainability

AESG takes a broad and long-term view of sustainability through informed and balanced decision making process, considering our sustainability objectives. This ranges from setting strategies to delivering its daily work activities.

Being sustainable influences how AESG:

  • Plans and delivers products and services
  • Employs people and manages their well being
  • Purchases goods and services
  • Engages with local communities
  • Manages our environment and takes positive climate action  

Goal

AESG's sustainability goal is to provide a safe workplace for staff, embrace workforce diversity, embed sustainable work practices as we deliver business outcomes for clients, foster strong relationships with suppliers and local communities. 

AESG is committed to becoming the first Australian fire safety services organisation to be certified carbon neutral by 2021. Climate Active certification will be proof that we are working to achieve net zero emissions.

AESG will continuously strive to improve its sustainability performance whilst complying with its legal and other obligations.


Our approach

AESG will implement its sustainability goals through the following core elements:

  • Safety first
  • People
  • Sustainable environment
  • Sustainable sourcing
  • Sustainable business operations
  • Community
  • Governance
For each core element, aims; scope; key performance indicators; and initiatives will be identified and implemented by AESG, consistent with its strategic goals.


Consequences for Non-Compliance or Breaches

Breaches of the Sustainability Policy will be investigated which could result in disciplinary action taken which may lead to termination of employment or contract


Definitions:

Climate change
Climate change is a generic term used to define any alteration in the global atmosphere that is in addition to the natural climate variability that already exists. The global atmosphere provides temperature stability near the earth's surface by balancing incoming solar energy with outgoing terrestrial infrared radiation.

Carbon Credits
A carbon credit, as defined by the Kyoto Protocol, certifies one metric tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) either removed from the atmosphere or saved from being emitted. To compensate for the other greenhouse gases, a carbon credit can be expressed in terms of tonnes of CO2-e, which relates the effect of other greenhouse gases to an equivalent warming capacity of CO2.

Climate Active
Climate Active Carbon Neutral Program. Climate active is a voluntary scheme which certifies events, products, services, business operations, buildings or precincts as carbon neutral. The program is administered by the Australian Government. It replaced the Greenhouse Friendly program which ended on 30 June 2010. 




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