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Sustainability policy

Through our delivery of Major Projects we’re committed to connecting communities in the healthiest, most sustainable way possible.

We’ll help to ensure a lasting legacy for present and future generations for a more liveable Victoria - environmentally, socially and economically.

To achieve this Sustainability Vision, Rail Projects Victoria is committed to:

  • Optimising the Projects’ design to ensure it is delivered to operate sustainably
  • Managing resources efficiently through embedding energy, water and material saving initiatives into the design, construction and operation of the Projects
  • Avoiding, minimising and offsetting harm to the environment and the loss of biodiversity
  • Protecting and conserving the natural environment, and
  • Preparing for the challenges presented by climate change.

To give effect to this Policy, our people will:

  • Demonstrate leadership in the commitment to a prosperous and integrated economic, social and environmental sustainable future
  • Demonstrate commitment to sustainable procurement
  • Protect and maintain vegetation, the functioning of ecosystems and biological diversity
  • Facilitate economic prosperity and development and provide a resilient local workforce
  • Support and enhance social, cultural and community wellbeing
  • Encourage the pioneering of innovation in sustainable design, process or advocacy that seeks continuous improvement to promote new ideas and thinking
  • Embed environmental and sustainability outcomes by establishing robust sustainability objectives and targets, and
  • Report on sustainability performance and be accountable for meeting environmental and social responsibilities.

May 2018