Practical Sustainability

Practical Sustainability

Zinfra is committed to supporting its people, the community and the environment while continuing to responsibly grow our business. We do this by taking a holistic approach to sustainability which focuses on all three elements that ensure sustainable outcomes; social, environment and economic. These three areas include many more targeted elements such as health and safety of our workers, diversity and inclusion, minimising environmental impacts i.e. reducing waste generation, reducing CO 2 emissions, sustainable procurement and supporting the community while maintaining a profitable business. An overarching Sustainability Strategy exists to identify areas of focus while our Environmental and Sustainability Policy sets out our guiding principles.

Our Sustainability Reports outline our activities and achievements for that year, including:

  • the support we provided to the people and communities where we operate,

  • how we’re contributing to a low-carbon future and protecting our environment, and

  • the work we’ve done to make energy more affordable, while also ensuring it remains reliable, for everyday Australians.

Download our 2021 Sustainability Report here
Download our 2020 Sustainability Report here
Download our 2019 Sustainability Report here
Download our 2022 Sustainability Report here

New Sustainability Hub

Our new Sustainability Hub provides more details about how we’re implementing our ESG Plan, in addition to our Sustainability Report.  Explore this site to learn how our commitment to sustainability is reflected across our business.

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Protection of People and the Environment

Zinfra’s certified HSEQ Management System supports the protection of people and the environment. The system is certified to AS 4801 OH&S Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 9001 Quality Management. These management systems encourage a continuous improvement cycle that maintains an internal drive to always seek improvements. This drive for continuous improvement has led to a first in the utility industry where an elevated work platform (EWP) is being retrofitted with an electric engine. Expected to be joining the fleet in 2020, this vehicle will achieve both social and environmental benefits; reduced greenhouse gas emissions which is beneficial for both the environment and employees that are required to work near the vehicle while the engine is running, and reduced noise while operating, which is valuable for our employees and the communities they work in (especially in emergency situations late at night).

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which we operate and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Pictured: Artwork by Aboriginal artist Chern’ee Sutton from Mount Isa for our Group’s Reconciliation Action Plan.