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Communicating Sustainability / Environmental Assessment and Reporting

PACIA, the peak body representing Australia’s plastics and chemical industries, is successfully assisting its member companies and industries to strive towards leadership in health, safety and environmental performance through innovative approaches and sustainability programs.

PACIA, the peak body representing Australia’s plastics and chemical industries, is successfully assisting its member companies and industries to strive towards leadership in health, safety and environmental performance through innovative approaches and sustainability programs. The Carbon Solutions project is a key component in the sustainability program for members, supported through the Sustainability Covenant with EPA Victoria, and in collaboration with other stakeholders including the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, Sustainability Victoria and VECCI (through Carbon Down). Its purpose is to assist members with the challenges of adapting to a new energy and low carbon emission future.

Equilibrium’s engagement by PACIA is to:

  • Provide information on both practical and technically complex options for adopting reduced energy consuming/low carbon emission technologies.
  • Undertake carbon auditing to benchmark business performance and establish the carbon intensity of products/services.
  • Assist members with identifying and adopting low energy/carbon emission technologies and preparing a brief report outlining the outcomes of any analysis and provide recommendations where appropriate.
  • Verify and complete energy management plans, assist in the presentation of the results and establish recommendations through a combination of workshops, survey or scenario planning sessions (which may include addressing behaviour and/or attitudes to energy consumption).
  • Hold a series of Carbon Solutions Forums. There have been six successful Forums to date (over 2010-2011), with an average attendance of fourty people per forum.
Carbon Baseline Assessment and Management Plan

The project involves delivering a carbon responsible Games through the development of a Carbon Baseline and Management Plan.

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Development of a Product Stewardship Assessment Methodology

The Department of the Environment and Energy has engaged Equilibrium to assist the Department with the development of a product stewardship assessment methodology

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Downstream Vendor Verification Program Guidelines

The project required extensive research, analysis and development of a Downstream Vendor Verification Program Guidelines to provision environmentally sound use of end-of-life-tyres.

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Environment Engagement and Communications

Equilibrium was engaged to provide on-going support to assist Telstra with engagement and communications on its environmental strategy and with internal and external stakeholders.

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Environmental Benchmarking

Equilibrium conducted a review on the environmental data capture and reporting program and developed RACV benchmarking targets.

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Environmental Compliance Auditing Program

The project involved undertaking site audits for tyre recyclers, data management and verification program for environmental performance.

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Environmental Management System development

Equilibrium was engaged to undertake an environmental audit and review in order to assess the current environmental performance of the stadium’s and associated administration buildings.

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Environmental Management System Development

The project involved development, management and delivery of Telstra’s Corporate Environmental Management System.

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Kerbside Recycling in Melbourne

The project involved undertaking a review of current kerbside recycling in metropolitan Melbourne.

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Material Recovery Compliance for the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme

Equilibrium supported the Department by undertaking a review of material recovery reporting under the NTCRS and developing a manual and tool for on-going checking of reported material recovery rates.

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