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Appendix 4 A10 Triple bottom line report


Appendix 4: A10 Triple bottom line report

The ACT Government is committed to sustainable government operations. The ACT Government's framework for sustainability is laid out in People, Place, and Prosperity, which uses a triple bottom line approach to sustainability, recognising the interdependence of social, economic and environmental wellbeing.

An essential element of sustainability is transparent reporting. Table A10.1 below compares the Directorate performance in 2011-12 and 2012-13. The table also provides percentage change from 2011-12 to 2012-13.

The environmental information contained in A10.1 is based on two main central office sites at 220 Northbourne Avenue, in Braddon and the Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning, in Stirling.

Table A10.1: Triple bottom line performance in 2011-12 and 2012-13

Indicator

2011-12

2012-13

Percentage change

Employee expenses

Number of staff employed (head count)

5,854

5,997

2.4(a)

Total employee expenditure ($million)

430.1

444.0

3.2(b)

Operating statement

Total expenditure ($million)

627.4

656.9

4.7(b)

Total own source revenue ($million)

37.2

37.9

1.9(b)

Total net cost of services ($million)

590.2

619.0

4.9(b)

Economic viability

Total assets ($million)

1,979.6

2,058.3

4.0(b)

Total liabilities ($million)

136.0

138.4

1.8(b)

Transport

Total number of fleet vehicles

19.0

19.0

0(c, e)

Total transport fuel used (kilolitres)

17.0

15.1

(11.2)(c)

Total direct greenhouse emissions of the fleet (tonnes of CO2-e)

46.0

42.8

(7.0)(c)

Energy use

Total office energy use (megajoules)

7,234,710

5,311,202

(26.6)(c)

Office energy use per FTE (megajoules)

21,680

15,350

(29.2)(c)

Office energy use per square metre (megajoules)

1,096.2

913

(16.7)(c)

Greenhouse emissions

Total office greenhouse emissions – direct and indirect (tonnes of CO2-e)

978.0

1,131.6

15.7(c)

Total office greenhouse emissions per FTE (tonnes of CO2-e)

2.9

3.3

13.8(c)

Total office greenhouse emissions per square metre (tonnes of CO2-e)

0.2

0.2

0(c)(d)

Water consumption

Total water use (kilolitres)

2,961

2,500

(15.6)(c)

Office water use per FTE (kilolitres)

9.0

7.2

(20.0)(c)

Office water use per square metre (kilolitres)

0.5

0.4

(20.0)(c)

Resource efficiency and waste

Estimate of co-mingled office waste per FTE (litres)

109

154

41.3(c)

Estimate of total paper recycled (litres)

239,520

207,120

(13.5)(c)

Estimate of total paper used (by reams) per FTE (litres)

24.0

21.5

(10.4)(c)

Diversity of workforce

Women (female FTEs as a percentage of total workforce)

75.8%

76.1%

0.4(a)

People with a disability
(percentage of the total workforce)

1.2%

1.2%

0(a)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (percentage of the total workforce)

0.7%

1.0%

42.8(a)

Staff with English as a second language
(percentage of total workforce)

9.2%

10.1%

9.8(a)

Staff health and wellbeing

Occupational Health and Safety Incident Reports

484

696

43.8(a)

Accepted claims for compensation

123

106

(13.8)(a)

Staff receiving influenza vaccinations

2,424

2,270

(6.4)(a)

Workstation assessments requested

25

43

72.0(a)

Source: Corporate Services Division

Notes:
(a) Human Resources Branch

(b) Financial Services Section

(c) Corporate Support Section

(d) In August 2012 the ACT Government agreed to the Carbon Neutral ACT Government Framework and to reallocate ACT Government GreenPower purchase commitments for the period 2012-13 to 2018-19. A reduction in GreenPower purchase commitments from 37.5% to five per cent of the Government's electricity consumption will support the Carbon Neutral Fund http://www.environment.act.gov.au/cc/what-government-is-doing/act-government-operations/carbon_neutral_government_loan_fund and energy efficiency projects across ACT Government

(e) Transportation information relates to out posted central office sites also.


For more information contact:
Executive Director
Corporate Services
(02) 6205 5338