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NSW Government Sustainability Policy

NSW Government Sustainability Policy

The NSW Government Sustainability Policy sets targets and strategies for the NSW Government to lead by example in sustainable water use, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy, waste and fleet management and sustainable purchasing.

The NSW Government is committed to reducing its environmental impact. The first step towards fulfilling this commitment is the NSW Government Sustainability Policy.

  • The NSW Government Sustainability Policy sets targets and strategies for reducing energy and greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable water use, waste and fleet management and sustainable purchasing.
  • Technical support, information resources and funding is available to help agencies improve sustainability and meet policy targets.
  • The NSW Government is leading by example by incorporating waste minimisation and resource recovery principles into its business practices through the Waste Reduction and Purchasing Policy.
  • Sustainable Procurement provides information and resources to help government employees incorporate the principles of sustainability into their purchasing decisions and procurement systems.

OEH has adopted a Sustainability Action Plan (SustainabilityAP2010083.pdf 832KB) that sets out key targets and strategies to reduce the department's environmental footprint in line with whole-of-government policies.

To receive our Sustainable Government News email update send an email to government@environment.nsw.gov.au.



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Page last updated: 12 February 2014