Government energy and resources efficiency - leading by example

Government Resource Efficiency Policy (GREP)

The GREP aims to reduce the operating costs of NSW Government agencies and ensure that they provide leadership in resource productivity.

The GREP requires agencies to:

  • incorporate resource-efficiency considerations in all major decisions
  • focus on the challenge posed by rising costs for energy, water, clean air and waste management
  • seek to leverage their purchasing power when procuring resource-efficient technology and services
  • publish annual statements of their performance against the policy.

Compliance with GREP is mandatory for general government-sector agencies (PDF 115KB), on a whole-of-cluster basis, while local government, state-owned corporations, public trading enterprises and public financial enterprises are strongly encouraged to adopt the policy.

GREP reporting for government-sector agencies

General government-sector agencies need to submit a report on their progress on the GREP policy to us each year.

Online reporting is quick and easy

CASPER is a web tool that allows government agencies to report against GREP. CASPER is administered by the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Your agency can use CASPER to:

  • upload off-contract resource use data
  • upload annual GREP statement of compliance
  • report on achievements and activities beyond compliance
  • identify hotspots and opportunities for improvement
  • automatically generate the agency's annual GREP report.

If you need more information, read our answers to frequently asked questions (PDF 249KB).

Other reporting options

If you don't want to use our online reporting tool, CASPER, you can use this Microsoft Word GREP reporting template (DOCX 84KB)

We can help your agency

We can provide agencies with support in meeting GREP obligations, as well as additional resource-efficiency advice.

For full details of how GREP will affect your agency, please contact us.

GREP replaces the NSW Government Sustainability Policy. It also supersedes the Waste Reduction and Purchasing Policy (WRAPP). 

The previous 2014 NSW Government Resource Efficiency Policy is also available.

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Page last updated: 22 February 2019