This Environmental Policy (“Policy”) incorporates guidance from the FE fundinfo Global Policy, but takes into consideration the practices and any relevant legislation from a local level.
The FE fundinfo Australia Group (“FEfi Australia Group” or “Group”) consists of:
as updated from time to time.
The FEfi Australia Group recognises its responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. FEfi Australia Group is committed to reducing its environmental impact across all offices where it operates. Continuous improvement of our environmental performance forms an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, which is reviewed regularly. The Group encourages customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.
We consider open communication about environmental issues to be a corporate duty and obligation. We encourage our employees to openly discuss problems affecting the environment and motivate them to think and act in an environmentally conscious manner.
To meet our environmental commitments, we:
We will only print hardcopies of documents where necessary
When considering leasing office space, consideration must be given as to whether the sustainability credentials of that space are appropriate. When considering a new lease, or renewing an existing lease, efforts should be made to ensure that the building should be compliant with the following minimum sustainability metrics:
|Energy – base building rating||4.5 Star NABERS||≥ 5.0 Star NABERS|
|Water||4.5 Star NABERS||≥ 5.0 Star NABERS|
|Design and build standard||5.0 Green Star – Design & As Built||6.0 Green Star – Design & As Built|
If sustainability metrics fall below the minimum during the term of the lease, engagement with the landlord/manager should be attempted to explore remediation potential.
In certain circumstances it may be too costly for a building to be upgraded to the levels specified above. Also, some buildings may need to be upgraded in stages, over a number of years to achieve these target ratings. In such circumstances, the obligations for the building owner may not be achievable at the time of lease commencement or renewal. Where the full requirements of this policy cannot be met, exemptions may provide flexibility for the Group to seek a staged or partial delivery of these requirements, or to negotiate alternative targets and approaches on a case by-case basis.
We will involve staff in the implementation of this policy to assist greater commitment and performance.
This policy will be reviewed annually and updated in consultation with staff and other relevant stakeholders where necessary
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