Environmental Statement of Intent

The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) is a medium-sized organisation with just over 160 staff that conducts financial and performance audits on around 550 state and local government entities. Our audits provide assurance to Parliament on the accountability and performance of the Victorian public sector. Our quality, independent assessments of financial and resource management inform and influence public sector decision-making about environmental issues and thereby improve accountability and performance.

VAGO has adopted a holistic approach to environmental management and is committed to leading by example. We aim to:

  1. minimise the consumption of energy, water, paper and other material inputs
  2. minimise the generation of waste
  3. reduce our environmental impact generated through travel and other business activities.

We will achieve this by:

  • reducing the energy, water and paper intensity of our office-based operations
  • purchasing ‘green’ power
  • reducing the amount of waste we produce and maximising the amount reused and recycled
  • separating our office waste into reusable, recyclable, compost and true waste components
  • reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with our vehicle usage
  • making environmentally sound purchasing decisions
  • working collaboratively with stakeholders to reduce the environmental impact of travel
  • developing sustainable business practices within VAGO business units
  • promoting environmentally sound business practices by modelling desired behaviours
  • empowering and educating staff to minimise our environmental impact through staff awareness, participation and feedback
  • communicating our environmental performance through regular reporting.

VAGO is committed to improving its environmental performance over time by involving all staff in our green office program and ensuring that monitoring and reporting on our environmental performance is an integral part of our business. All staff have a responsibility to assist in meeting these commitments.

Our commitment to improving our environmental performance contributes to consolidating our reputation for excellence in the public sector.

VAGO will comply with all relevant state and federal government environmental management policy, practices, regulation and legislation.

Learn more about our environmental management here

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Last updated on 20/10/2014