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Policy Information

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water is developing an Environmentally Sustainable Procurement (ESP) Policy for Australian Government procurement. If approved, the Policy is planned to take effect from mid-2024, with staged targets to support the supply market to respond to the changes.

Making environmentally sustainable choices in Australian Government purchases supports Australia’s domestic and international environmental commitments. This includes reaching NetZero by 2050, a Circular Economy by 2030, meeting the National Waste Policy targets, targets under the Buy Australian Plan and the Nature Positive Plan.

If your organisation supplies construction services, ICT, Furniture fixtures and equipment, or textiles including uniforms to the Australian Government you are likely to be covered by the policy changes. 

Under the draft policy, your organisation may be required to submit a Supplier Environmental Sustainability Plan (SESP), and/or report against environmental metrics for applicable tenders and contracts. Click here for more information about the draft policy.

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* 1. Privacy Notice

In this survey, Aurecon, on behalf of the Department of Climate Change, Energy the Environment and Water (the department), will collect personal information about you. Please review this notice before submitting your response.

The department is conducting a survey on the proposed environmental sustainability procurement policy. Aurecon have been engaged to conduct the survey on behalf of the department and Aurecon will conduct the survey via Survey Monkey. In the survey, Aurecon will collect the information provided by you, analyse the responses, and provide reporting to the department on the information collected.

Your personal information is protected by law, including the Privacy Act. Our contractual arrangements with Aurecon require them to comply with all relevant laws including the Privacy Act.

What personal information will be collected

By submitting a response to this consultation, you consent to Aurecon on behalf of the department collecting any personal information provided in your response such as your name, position, organisation, email and opinions.

How will your personal information be used and disclosed

The department may use any personal information provided in your submission for the purpose of developing the environmental sustainability procurement policy and for other related purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to other government agencies, external consultants, and the Minister’s office for this purpose. The department may use your contact details to contact you and clarify any feedback or comments you provide.

Your submission will not be publicly released. However, your submission and any personal information provided in response to this survey process may be used and disclosed as described above.

The department reserves its right to edit, and/ or not consider or publish submissions that contain potentially offensive, defamatory or irrelevant material.

Submissions marked as confidential may be disclosed on a confidential basis as authorised or required by law.   

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Aurecon follows Australian Federal and State privacy legislation. Your information will be kept in a secure location and will only shared with the Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water for the purpose of this consultation.

We will delete your information from our files once the project is complete. Click here to review Aurecon's privacy policy.

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