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At GWMWater, we're committed to managing our natural resources responsibly and delivering services in ways that minimise the impact on the environment.

To support our commitment, we've developed an AS ISO 14001:2004 accredited Environmental Management System (EMS), which we apply to all aspects of our work.

Our EMS contains policies and guidelines for...

 

Waste management

We're committed to reducing the waste we generate and send to landfill. Our waste management is guided by the principles set out in the Environment Protection Authority’s Waste Management Hierarchy to avoid and reduce, reuse, recycle and then dispose of the remainder in a responsible way.

 

Fire protection

Our Fire Protection Plan is based on hazard identification and hazard reduction.

 

Indigenous engagement

We recognise the spiritual relationship between Indigenous peoples and the land and water and are committed to protecting Indigenous cultural heritage.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24Indigenous Engagement Policy (119kB)

 

Weeds and pest management

We understand the damage that weeds and pests can have on the environment and have developed policies to manage weed and pest issues responsibly.

Adobe PDF file icon 24x24Weeds and Pest Management Fact Sheet (393kB)

 

Using the EMS, we identify risks and rank them according to their impact on the environment.  From here, we set targets, undertake monitoring, raise awareness and provide training for our staff and contractors. We also use our EMS to control incidents and our overall impact on the environment.

For more information about our EMS, contact us to speak to an Environmental Officer. 

 

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