Environmental Policy

Ndevr is committed to low-impact, energy efficient, carbon neutral business practices.

Procedures & Business Practice

Ndevr’s policy was established in 2007 when considering the Ndevr Greenhouse Emission Reporting Solution requirements.  The following Ndevr business practices evidence a pragmatic commitment to minimising environmental impact in our day-to-day business activities:

  • All electricity used is GreenPower certified
  • We limit the travel of staff by using WebEx, Skype and other internet meeting facilities where possible
  • When travelling by plane, airline offsets are always purchased
  • Implemented metals and plastic recycling capacity external from facilities management
  • Printer Cartridges and Mobile phones are required to be recycled
  • Removed all plastic cutlery, cups and plates/bowls from the kitchens replaced with crockery
  • Instigated the green line ‘please consider the environment before printing’ on all Ndevr email signatures as a standard
  • Paper and cardboard recycled
  • Participant in the Earth Hour initiative
  • Minimise paper usage by reviewing drafts electronically and only printing finals if required.
  • Implemented default double-sided printing on all multi-function devices such as printers
  • Implemented default black and white printing on all colour multi-function devices
  • Established recycled stationary cupboards
  • E-waste recycled
  • Recipient of Oracle’s ‘Enable the Eco Enterprise’ Award 2009.

 

Ndevr measure our greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption yearly, with a view to minimising and ultimately neutralising our footprint. Due to our operations being service orientated, and many staff being embedded at client organisations, our impact is quite small. That being said we like to practice what we preach. We achieved carbon neutrality for the 2011/12 reporting period, a year ahead of our 2012/13 target by purchasing and voluntarily surrendering 95 Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Offsets (36 voluntarily surrendered for 2010/11, 59 for 2011/12).

 

Tables 1, 2 and 3 on the following pages, show the scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions associated with our Melbourne operations  for 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12 financial years. Each year we are expanding the scope of measured emissions in an on-going effort to identify emission reduction opportunities.

Table 1:  Ndevr measured Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions t CO2-e 09/10
 Source Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 3 Total
 Air Travel2      0.0 0.0
 Electricity3    27.2   27.2
 Municipal Waste      5.4 5.4
 Natural gas distributed in a pipeline 26.6     26.6
 Paper Waste 2.7     2.7
 Total Emissions 29.3 27.2 5.4 61.9
 
Table 2:  Ndevr measured Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions t CO2-e 10/11
 Source Scope 1 Scope 2 Scope 3 Credits  Total
 Air Travel2     0.0   0.0
 Electricity3    25.3 3.2   28.4
 Gas  26.6   2.1   28.7
 Municipal Waste     3.0   3.0
 Paper/ Cardboard Recycle     2.7   2.7
 Water     0.0   0.0
 Offsets       36.0 -36.0
 Total Emissions 26.6 25.3 10.9 -36.0 26.8
 
Table 3:  Ndevr measured Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions t CO2-e 11/12
 Source Scope 1  Scope 2  Scope 3 Credits  Total
 Air Travel2      0.0    
 Electricitiy3   16.3 2.1   18.3
 Employee Travel       5.5  
 Gas 26.6   2.1    
 Municipal Waste      3.0    
 Paper/ Cardboard Recycle      2.7    
 Water     0.0    
 Offsets       59.0 -59.0
 Total Emissions 26.6 16.3 15.2 -59.0 -0.9

2All flights offset at purchase.
3Electricity 100% GreenPower certified from January 2012.

 

Aspirational Targets

Year Target Status
 2009/10 N/A  Actual 61.9 tCO2-e
 2010/11  <30 tCO2-e   Achieved - Actual 26.8 tCO2-e
 2011/12 <10  tCO2-e  Achieved - Actual -0.9  tCO2-e
2012/13  0 tCO2-e Carbon Neutral  

 

Ndevr’s water use is estimated to be 2,060 litres each year; there is little scope to reduce usage and toilet and shower facilities are shared central services.

We believe our skills and specialist services are our biggest asset as we work with clients to help them measure, monitor, manage and ultimately reduce their environmental impact on a large scale.