CERTIFIED CARBON NEUTRAL WITH 100% AUSTRALIAN CARBON CREDIT UNITS – SUPPORTING AUSTRALIAN OFFSET PROJECTS, OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT
Goodman is a global property group who own, develop and manage industrial real estate including logistics and industrial facilities, warehouses and business parks.
“Goodman’s board is committed to addressing climate risk at the highest level of the organisation.”
Type of certification
How long have you been certified carbon neutral?
Since July 2021.
Why did you choose to go carbon neutral?
Goodman’s board is committed to addressing climate risk at the highest level of the organisation. Goodman supports the outcomes of the Paris agreement and the call for global action in order to shift towards a low carbon global economy and limit average temperature increases to below 2°C. Additionally, Goodman has incorporated climate risk management into its risk management framework to mitigate impacts across the business. This includes seeking opportunities to reduce carbon emissions through the use of renewable energy, providing on-site solar energy solutions for our customers and achieving carbon neutral operations.
What are the anticipated benefits of your carbon neutral certification?
Goodman’s target to be a carbon neutral organisation was established as part of their 2030 sustainability strategy. Carbon neutrality was one of a number of interrelated targets which included increasing the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and solar power across Goodman’s operations. The overall result has lead to a reduction in energy consumption, carbon emissions and energy costs for the organisation's customers and has also lead to an increase in supporting the commitments and targets of Goodman’s investment partners. In saying this, we believe that the anticipated benefits of going carbon neutral will lead to the continuation of these reductions and an even higher increase in the support we provide our investment partners.
What offset projects do you support?
Fire abatement projects in South East, Central and West Arnhem, Australia.
Why did you choose these projects?
Goodman decided to support the above carbon abatement projects for two main reasons. Firstly, the fire abatement projects are an Aboriginal-owned and not-for-profit carbon farming organisation which operates across Arnhem land in Australia’s Northern Territory. The projects provide significant employment opportunities and support for local Indigenous communities in the region. Secondly, the additional environmental outcomes relating to Indigenous practices of fire management include ecosystem health, enhancing biodiversity, improved erosion and sediment control outcomes.
How can customers support you?
Goodman’s customers are focused on reducing energy consumption and are continuously establishing aligned net-zero carbon targets. Ongoing collaboration between Goodman and its customers regarding energy use and efficiency is the key to reducing carbon emissions across the lifecycle of a building. Therefore, it is vital that this collaboration continues in order for our customers consistent support.
What else are you doing to reduce emissions?
We are constantly working to reduce our environmental footprint by choosing energy efficient buildings, committing to buying renewable electricity, and providing the products and services needed to help our customers through the transition to a low carbon economy.
What advice would you give to a business considering certification?
Climate Active certification shows that a business is taking real and verifiable actions to reduce climate change. The process allows organisations to really reflect on the impacts of their operational and supply chain partnering choices.