Environment Policy

National WHS&E Policy

At AVA Communities we are committed to protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment. We recognise that a successful future for our business is dependent on the sustainability of the environments, communities and economies in which we operate.

We commit to develop and manage sustainably by:

  • Complying with legislative and regulatory requirements as a minimum standard.
  • Mitigating and managing the environmental risks and impacts associated with our business activities.
  • Positively and proactively contributing to the environment and the communities in which we operate.

We will meet these commitments by:

  • Taking a leadership role with our business partners to foster, share and promote industry-wide knowledge of leading practice environmental management.
  • Working collaboratively with regulators and all levels of government to comply with legislative requirements.
  • Systematically identifying, mitigating and managing the environmental risks and impacts associated with our business activities across the project lifecycle.
  • Incorporating environmental management principles and practices into the planning, development and operation of our projects and assets.
  • Monitoring and reporting on key environmental indicators to promote the continual improvement of our environmental performance.
  • Planning and implementing strategies to enhance energy efficiency, improve water management and quality, and reduce waste across our assets and developments.
  • Protecting, restoring and where possible enhancing natural systems and associated biodiversity in the regions in which we operate.
  • Specifying the use of materials that are safe recycled or reused, have low embodied energy and have a reduced impact on resource depletion.
  • Engaging with the communities in which we operate to identify, and seek to address, their needs and concerns.
  • Providing our employees with the information, training and support necessary to meet our environmental performance objectives.
  • Working with our suppliers to ensure they understand, commit to and meet our standards for environmental management.
  • Encouraging environmentally responsible actions and behaviours among our residents, customers, suppliers and
    communities.