Global reporting initiative index

Global reporting initiative index

Environmental information contained in Part 5 of the DPS Annual Report is structured using the core Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) environment performance indicators as a framework—see www.globalreporting.org for more information. The GRI is an independent institution that provides a reporting framework allowing suitable benchmarking currently used by several Commonwealth agencies—including the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA).

DPS has reported against GRI indicators relating to its specific functions since 2003-04, in separate stand-alone environmental performance reports. Previous reports are available on the Parliament House website at the following address: http://www.aph.gov.au/dps/building/EMS/EM_Perfomance.htm.

Figure 7—GRI Indicators

GRI environmental indicators Location (please refer to the page numbers in the PDF)
Material indicators
EN 1 Materials used by weight or volume Page 74 indicates sustainable purchasing practices for materials with environmental impacts. Data not available on total use
EN 2 Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials. See page 84
Energy indicators
EN 3 Direct energy consumption by primary energy source See Figure 5.4 page 81
EN 4 Indirect energy consumption by primary source Indirect energy not measured. Greenhouse gas emissions from indirect energy use are shown in Figure 5.8 page 86
Water indicator
EN 8 Total water withdrawal by source See page 76 – 80
EN 11 Location and size of land owned, leased, or managed in or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Not applicable in 2009-10
EN 12 Description of significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas Not applicable in 2009-10
Emissions, effluents and wastes indicators
EN 16 Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight. See Figure 5.8 page 86
EN 17 other relevant indirect greenhouse gas emissions by weight Figure 5.8 page 86
EN 19 Emissions of ozone depleting substances by weight Figure 5.10 page 87
EN 20 NOx, SOx, and other significant air emissions by type and weight Figure 5.11 page 87
EN 21 Total water discharge by quality and destination See page 85
EN 22 Total weight of waste by type and disposal See page 84 – 85
EN 23 Total number and volume of significant spills See page 85
Products and services indicators
EN 26 Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impacts mitigation See page 82 – 83
EN 27 Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category Not applicable in 2009-10
Compliance indicator
EN 28 Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations None recorded in 2009-10
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