CHOICE

We are the leading for-purpose consumer advocacy group in Australia.

Independent and member-funded, CHOICE is here to ensure that Australian consumers get a fair go.

We want your voice to be heard loud and clear when it comes to anything consumer-related, from saving money to choosing the best products and services for your family, and we're constantly on the lookout for dodgy or misleading practices that might stop you from getting the best deal.

We've been around for 60 years, so whether it's campaigning for your rights, making shopping easier, testing products or giving unbiased advice about food, finance and health, CHOICE has the expertise to make sure you get the best information.

“The more emissions we target, the more likely we are to try and work with third-party operators that are already accredited with Climate Active.”

Type of certification

Organisation.

How long have you been certified carbon neutral?

Since August 2017.

Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?

For many decades, CHOICE has been helping people work out how their appliances will affect their power bill, encouraging them to buy more energy-efficient products and to reduce their power use.

In 2014 we decided that it was time to make some changes to energy efficiency in our building in Marrickville, NSW, so that we can become carbon neutral. It's our members money that we spend on maintaining CHOICE, so we want to spend as little as possible on things we can minimise, like energy use.

What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?

The anticipated benefits include:

  • to spend less on electricity, gas and water;
  • to pollute less;
  • earn the Climate Active logo available within the member guidelines; and
  • improve employee engagement.

What offset project do you support?

A wind power project in India.

How can customers support you?

Aim for purchasing via Climate Active certified organisations and products, where possible.

What else are you doing to reduce emissions?

Over the coming years, we'll identify more and more ways to reduce our emissions, as well as identifying the emissions we need to offset. The more emissions we target, the more likely we are to try and work with third-party operators that are already accredited with Climate Active. This allows us to not count them in our emissions which lowers the amount carbon offsets we need to purchase.

Our aim is to get to Net Zero emissions, so we are spending less of our member money on energy and more on our purpose.

What has been the impact of your action?

We’ve decreased energy use by 50% since 2014.

What advice would you give to a business considering certification?

Bring your finance department on board to begin with – and invest in an energy audit to target where you can make your biggest changes upfront.

Find out more…

Public Disclosure Statement

CERTIFICATION TYPE:
Organisation

YEAR

2019 - 20

PUBLICATION DATE:
2021-06-25

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Public Disclosure Statement

CERTIFICATION TYPE:
Organisation

YEAR

2018-2019

PUBLICATION DATE:
2019-12-05

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Public Disclosure Statement

CERTIFICATION TYPE:
Organisation

YEAR

2017-18

PUBLICATION DATE:
2019-11-11

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Public Disclosure Statement

CERTIFICATION TYPE:
Organisation

YEAR

2016-17

PUBLICATION DATE:
2019-11-11

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Public Disclosure Statement

CERTIFICATION TYPE:
Organisation

YEAR

2015-16

PUBLICATION DATE:
2019-11-11

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