Our environment

Energetics has always aspired to have a positive impact on the environment. We are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our standard business activities, and reducing the broader impact that we have on the environment. Below we have outlined some of the initiatives.

Carbon neutrality

We continue to offset 100% of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the complete life cycle of our services, and have done so since 2008. Since the FY18 reporting year, our carbon neutrality has been certified under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard (formerly the National Carbon Offset Standard – NCOS) for Organisations. This approach aligns with Energetics’ commitment to best practice calculation of our complete emissions profile and with how we have assisted some of our clients with becoming carbon neutral. We calculated in FY19 our carbon account amounts to 826 t CO2-e, a reduction of around 1% compared to the previous year. 

Our offsets are sourced from projects that are Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) or Gold Standard accredited and contribute to Sustainable Development Goals 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and 13 (Climate Change).

 

NABERS ratings

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System rates or measures the energy efficiency, water usage, waste management and indoor environment quality of a building or tenancy and its impact on the environment1

As one of our major sustainability goals, Energetics continues to improve and develop innovative projects in order to improve our offices NABERS ratings. Currently all our offices have achieve a 4.5 stars out of a possible 6.

 

Waste management

All our larger offices (Melbourne, Sydney and Perth) have comingled recycling and general waste bins which operates through Visy. This program allows us to have better control of both our recyclable and non-recyclable waste and ensures that all paper wastes as well as plastics are recycled correctly. In addition to managing office waste Planet Ark collects our printer toner and cartridges. All A4 paper bought for the Sydney office over the 2013 and 2014 periods is carbon neutral.

[1] Please refer to the NABERS website for further information.