There is one overarching idea to which we aspire to for all our projects – a sustainable future.
For us this means:
- having a corporate conscience and proactively minimising our resource use, looking for smart ways to reduce our environmental and carbon footprint
- protecting the environment (we are also ISO 14001 accredited)
- engaging with communities and making a genuine difference in the communities in which we operate and participate
- working sustainably by applying economic, technical, social and environmental considerations to our business activities and decisions.
As part of our commitment, Entura screens all new countries, clients, partners and infrastructure-related projects to evaluate them against the principles in our Sustainability Principles (Customers, Environment and Heritage, Assets and Water Resources, Economic, Our People, Community and Governance). Where issues are identified, we look to manage them by applying our internal policies and procedures or by leveraging our influence to mitigate them.
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 in which we operate.
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 Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, officially adopted today by the International Hydropower Association. Entura builds on this reputation and experience and now has one of only ten accredited assessors globally for the Protocol. We are also proud to have prepared the sustainability and due diligence guidelines for the World Wind Energy Association.
Our extensive involvement with our clients’ projects 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.
Through these commitments we aim to contribute to the long-term success of Entura and our clients’ businesses, allowing successive generations to enjoy the benefits of a sustainable future.