We have had a formal Sustainability Policy in place since 2006. This has guided us for how we approach sustainability since that time. In 2015, a renewed focus on sustainability was introduced with the release of our current strategic direction, Keeping WA Moving. With this, the opportunity to revisit our sustainability policy was presented and as a result, a refreshed Sustainability Policy was approved in 2015-16.
We are committed to developing a transport network that meets social, economic and environmental needs.
Sustainability, within our context is defined as a commitment to 'creating lasting benefits through an integrated consideration of social, environmental and economic aspects in all that we do'. Another way of stating this, is that we meet the needs of today without compromising the needs of future generations. Our interpretation of sustainability is based on the definitions within the State Sustainability Strategy 2003.
For us, sustainability development represents three main things:
Keeping WA Moving has an aspiration for us "To provide world class outcomes for the customer through a safe, reliable and sustainable road-based transport system".
Customers, movement, safety and sustainability make up the four key areas of focus to help us achieve our aspiration.
It is recognised that along with the other areas of focus, that sustainability is a key part of achieving the government goal of an integrated transport solution, creating an efficient and user friendly state wide transport network. Find out more information on Keeping WA Moving.
Our sustainability policy is underpinned by six key aspects. The key aspects were determined through previous consultation that had occurred at portfolio level between ourselves, Public Transport Authority (PTA), Department of Transport (DoT) and various industry stakeholders. The key aspects are guided by a policy objective and further development will occur to develop actions and metrics to underpin these objectives.