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.
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
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
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
AESG will continuously strive to improve its sustainability performance
whilst complying with its legal and other obligations.
AESG will implement its sustainability goals through the following core
Sustainable business operations
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
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.
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
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.