Central to achieving council’s vision and meeting its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, is having a clear process in place to measure progress and make corrections where necessary.

Benchmarking provides a comparative annual snapshot of environmental sustainability aspects of business performance. It also provides a direct line-of-sight between council’s vision, corporate plan goals, operational activities and actual performance.

 The following indicators measure, track and compare changes (increases or reductions) for the organisation each year:

•  carbon (greenhouse gas) emissions
•  waste generation and diversion
•  energy (electricity and fuel) consumption and renewable energy
•  transport (fleet vehicles and use of alternative transport such as public transport)
•  water consumption
•  environmental sustainability programs (number of programs and staff participation)
•  environmental sustainability systems and process embedded across Council that deliver sustainability outcomes.

View the latest organisational environmental sustainability benchmarking report.