Sustainability and community
There is one overarching idea we aspire to for all our projects – a sustainable future.
Whether it’s a wind farm in India or a small-hydro system in Papua New Guinea, we provide the expertise to create sustainable power and water solutions that make the most of the resources at hand. We are also committed to strengthening the knowledge and capability of the communities we operate in.
Our commitment to sustainability is an extension of Hydro Tasmania’s long-standing reputation in the field. In 2004 Hydro Tasmania was tasked with jointly developing with Hydro Quebec the sustainability guidelines and assessment protocol officially adopted today by the International Hydropower Association. Entura builds on this reputation and experience and now has two of only eleven accredited sustainability assessors globally. We were also proud to prepare the sustainability and due diligence guidelines for the World Wind Energy Association.
Our extensive involvement with Hydro Tasmania’s developments and operations has shown the value of early identification of environmental and social issues. It has taught us that an inclusive and proactive approach is the best way to avoid, minimise or manage potential issues. This is why we take an integrated risk approach to balance environmental and operational needs, ensuring compliance and avoiding costly rehabilitation or restoration of unmanaged impacts.
We practice sustainability in the way we do business too by proactively minimising our resource use and looking for smart ways to reduce our energy footprint. Our processes are also ISO14001 accredited.
Too Young to Work
Entura is a sponsor of the Too Young to Work project run by the Child Labour Schools Company Limited – India Child Labour Overseas Aid Fund. The fund is an Australian registered charity that aims to assist in the elimination of child labour in India through education.
The schools provide a viable alternative to child labour for parents, children and their community. The purpose is to remove children from child labour and provide them with basic education, which may enable them to enter the government education system which they were previously denied because of their illiteracy and impoverishment.
Entura’s annual contribution to the project pays the wages of 19 teachers at the school.