We have an important role in creating social, economic and environmental value, and addressing challenges and opportunities. We define 'sustainable development' through our four sustainability elements:
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These elements provide a framework for thinking, planning, designing and reporting to manage the impacts of land and infrastructure development and make the most of opportunities. By thinking about sustainability through the lens of each of these elements we improve our ability to respond to and address them in a positive way.
We take a long term approach to improving and maintaining the quality of life enjoyed by Western Australians. Find out more about how we integrate sustainability and innovation into our approach here.
We believe in leading by doing. Our Innovation through Demonstration projects champion sustainable land and infrastructure development practices and cutting-edge technologies.
We are putting our commitment into practice across all areas of our business, including in our reporting processes.
We are pleased to present our third sustainability report, produced in line with the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. The report presents our sustainability performance for the 2015-16 year. It is designed to be read in conjunction with our 2015-16 Annual Report which discloses financial performance and corporate governance.
We chose to develop a sustainability report using the GRI G4 guidelines because the framework provides enhanced accountability on sustainability impacts and performance. It also increases transparency for government, industry, community, stakeholders and staff.
Importantly, it will enable continuous improvement throughout our organisation as we continue to support land and infrastructure growth across WA. Through monitoring and measurement we will enhance the understanding of our performance and our ability to manage change.