Transgrid has released its inaugural Sustainability Report confirming its strong environmental credentials and commitment to positive social outcomes as the transmission leader builds the energy superhighway and accelerates Australia’s transition to renewables.
22 December 2022
Transgrid CEO Brett Redman said: “As the operator of Australia’s most critical electricity network, we are on the frontline of sustainable development, leading the nation’s transition to a clean energy future.
“We are proud to release Transgrid’s first Sustainability Report as a critical step towards becoming a recognised leader in sustainability.”
The 2022 Sustainability Report highlights Transgrid’s performance in managing Environmental, Social and Governance issues with key initiatives including:
- The $1.8 billion EnergyConnect project becoming the first of its kind in Australia to reach an agreement with the International Sustainability Council. Sustainability targets focus on reducing the project’s carbon footprint, minimising the use of energy and water, protecting biodiversity, decreasing waste, and building in resilience against forecast climate impacts
- Connecting NSW’s largest wind farm at Rye Park to the grid to power 215,000 homes per year
- Transitioning our pool passenger vehicle fleet to full electric and hybrid vehicles, reducing emissions by more than 80 per cent
- Establishing the Office of the Landowner and Community Advocate and Community Consultative Groups to represent the needs of landowners and communities affected by transmission projects
- Providing grants to not-for-profit groups under our Community Partnerships Program to help deliver initiatives that will have a tangible and lasting impact on local communities in the areas we operate
- Forming a Strategic Working Group to maximise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and procurement in major transmission projects, and
- Signing a formal partnership with Charles Sturt University to bring opportunities for students and research as well as helping to create jobs and boost the economy in regional NSW.
“Our sustainability focus extends across all of our activities as a business,” Mr Redman said.
“Our sustainability program has been enhanced to include key performance indicators, targets and improvement initiatives to uplift performance in our priority areas.
“To ensure we are delivering on our targets and commitments, we will publish an annual Sustainability Report to transparently communicate our progress and track our performance.
“Transgrid is taking our responsibility seriously to identifying and reducing environmental, social and economic impacts.”
The 2022 Sustainability Report can be accessed here.
Transgrid media contact:
Mark Nolan 0429 047 136