Telstra produces a number of reports, newsletters and research pieces that cover our sustainability activities and initiatives.
Telstra’s Annual Report contains a concise summary of our sustainability performance for the previous financial year.
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Bigger Picture Sustainability Report
Through our annual sustainability reporting we aim to provide information on sustainability issues relevant to our business and of importance to our stakeholders, as defined through our annual materiality process. We develop our sustainability reporting in accordance with industry and sustainability standards including the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Communication on Progress and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, and with reference to the Telecommunications Sector Supplement (pilot) and AccountAbility’s AA1000 Principles Standard 2008.
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See the Archive tab for our previous reports.
We actively minimise the environmental impacts of our operations, influence suppliers to manage their own impacts and help our customers to enhance their environmental performance. See the links and reports below for information on specific programs and initiatives.
Climate Change Position Statement
Our Climate Change Position Statement outlines our view of, and response to Climate Change.
Our Environment Strategy outlines a clear framework through which to build on and extend our existing program to minimise and manage the most important environmental impacts across our value chain.
Our Environment Policy defines our commitment to minimising and managing the environmental impact of our operations and offerings.
Electronics Reuse and Recycling Strategy
A more connected digital world delivers a wide range of economic, environmental and social benefits. However, as electronic equipment opens doors to improve the way we live, work and play, the use of more devices creates more e-waste. Not surprisingly, e-waste is currently growing faster than any other waste stream.
The need for action on end -of-life electronics has never been more important. Telstra has launched a refreshed and renewed commitment to address the growing problem of e-waste in a more holistic and coordinated manner. It’s an integrated approach that moves beyond focusing on ‘end-of-pipe’ recycling solutions, and instigates whole of supply chain initiatives to reduce the problem.
Carbon Disclosure Project
Telstra participates in the CDP. The CDP is an independent non-profit organisation that requests and discloses, on behalf of a coalition of institutional investors and other stakeholders, the greenhouse gas emissions strategy and data of the world’s largest organisations. To view Telstra's CDP report, go to CDNet website and type 'Telstra' in 'Search'.
Australian Packaging Covenant
Telstra is a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC). As part of this voluntary program, we commit to reduce the environmental impacts associated with our packaging.
Enabling low carbon economic growth
SMARTer2030 ICT Solutions for 21st Century Challenges
The latest report by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), called SMARTer2030 ICT Solutions for 21st Century Challenges, details how the world can use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to address a range of sustainability issues, particularly improving energy efficiency and transitioning to low-carbon growth.
SMARTer2030 examines eight industry sectors and how existing ICT solutions impact each sector. http://smarter2030.gesi.org/
SMARTer2030 finds that as ICT becomes faster and more accessible, it generates more economic, environmental and social benefits. By enabling people to work and live in cleaner and healthier ways, ICT presents attractive opportunities that enable economic growth with a lower carbon footprint.
Smarter2030: The Australian Opportunity for ICT Enabled Emissions Reduction provides specific analysis of selected Australian industry sectors and examines the opportunities that ICT can provide to support Australia’s emission reduction goals.
- SMARTer Australian Report November 2016 (PDF, 2.85MB)
Towards a High-Bandwidth, Low-Carbon Future: Telecommunications-based Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
This report outlines seven opportunities where telecommunications networks could help reduce Australia's carbon emissions by almost five per cent per annum by 2015 and deliver up to $6.6 billion a year in financial savings for Australian businesses and households.
Online Billing: demonstrating the environmental impacts and benefits
Online Billing Life Cycle Analysis (PDF, 841KB)
Teleworking: demonstrating the environmental impacts and benefits
In 2007, Telstra commissioned leading global environmental and engineering consulting firm URS Corporation to calculate the environmental benefits of teleworking (working partially at home instead of in the organisation's office) using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology.
Teleworking Life Cycle Analysis (PDF, 987KB)
2008 and earlier
Access for Everyone - Report to the Minister for Communications
Disability Action Plans & Review Reports
Monthly Newsletter - Sustainability Matters
Contact us for earlier editions.