WWF Australia

WWF’s global mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s leading, independent conservation organisation. In Australia and throughout the oceanic region, we work with governments, businesses and communities so that people and nature can thrive within their fair share of the planet’s natural resources.

“WWF-Australia takes reducing its environmental footprint very seriously – it is important to us that we can ‘walk the talk’.”

Type of certification

Organisation.

How long have you been certified carbon neutral?

WWF-Australia has been certified carbon neutral since 2016.

Why are you carbon neutral?

WWF-Australia takes reducing its environmental footprint very seriously – it is important to us that we can ‘walk the talk’. 

What are the benefits of your carbon neutral certification?

WWF-Australia’s Climate Active certification helps us to track and reduce our carbon emissions and support projects that are aligned with our conservation values and goals.

What offset projects do you support?

WWF-Australia buys and supports the purchase of Gold Standard or equivalent offsets for its remaining carbon footprint.

Why did you choose these projects?

WWF-Australia intentionally purchases Gold Standard or equivalent carbon credits because of the environmental and social co-benefits generated under these projects. WWF-Australia also seeks to support projects delivering on biodiversity conservation outcomes.

How can the community support you?

Donating to WWF-Australia will help create a world where our most precious species and places are protected now and into the future. For 40 years, WWF-Australia has been at the front and centre of conservation, funded almost entirely by our supporters. 

What else are you doing to reduce emissions?

Important features of demonstrating our commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions include:

  • our ‘No Fly January’ initiative aimed at reducing carbon emissions due to staff air travel and encouraging staff to embrace alternatives;
  • purchasing electricity from accredited GreenPower sources and implementing numerous energy efficient practices (e.g. sensory-controlled lighting, timer-controlled HVAC systems) reduced energy consumption;
  • an active waste reduction program at all WWF-Australia offices;
  • enhanced sustainable procurement policy to ensure sustainable and responsible sourcing, including from Indigenous partners.

What has been the impact of your action?

Since becoming certified in 2016, WWF-Australia has reduced its carbon emissions by just over a third. While we aren’t one of Australia’s big emitters, this is the equivalent of taking around 50 cars off the road each year. This includes switching to renewable energy across 90 per cent of our operations. We now engage with our landlords and other tenants to work together on further emissions reduction and sustainability initiatives and we have supported amazing global and Australian biodiversity and social impact projects through the purchasing of carbon credits.

What advice would you give to a business considering certification?

Carbon neutral certification is not an easy process and requires real corporate commitment. However, it delivers valuable benefits beyond cost and carbon emissions savings and the Climate Active team have been very helpful in guiding us at each stage of the process.

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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

2017

PUBLICATION DATE:
2019-11-11

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Public Disclosure Statement

CERTIFICATION TYPE:
Organisation

YEAR

2016

PUBLICATION DATE:
2019-11-11

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