The United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015. The 17 goals are designed to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.
We have identified five Sustainable Development Goals that are most important to our customers and business and this is where we will focus our contributions. Our Sustainable Development Goals are aligned with our business activities and it is these areas we believe our actions will make the biggest impact.
|Gender Equality: There is extensive diversity within our customer base, and we believe our workforce should reflect this diversity. Our Inclusion & Diversity Council is working towards making sure we reflect the communities we serve. Such diversity includes working to change the gender balance in our traditionally male-dominated field workforce.|
|Affordable and Clean Energy: Affordable, safe, and reliable energy are vital areas of focus for us. This involves making sure our network is not only an essential service, but something that is valued by our customers and communities in allowing them to access energy when, where, and how they want. We believe that our network and services are important enablers in supporting a clean energy future in Australia.|
|Decent Work and Economic Growth: Our essential service powers schools, hospitals, homes and industry for 4 million Australians. Our network contributes to the wealth of New South Wales and Australia. We also recognise the inherent danger in the use of electricity and the safety of our employees and community is our priority.|
|Sustainable Cities and Communities: Sustainable cities and communities rely on safe, reliable and affordable energy from sustainable sources delivered by energy networks that are resilient to climate change. We continually seek ways to manage demand on our network in innovative ways that reduce costs, maintain safety and reliability and also provide our customers access to new services and clean energy technologies.|
|Climate Action: We are investing in understanding and addressing the physical and transitional risks and opportunities associated with climate change. We believe that as our customers and community are seeking more significant choices in how they access and use clean energy. This has a significant impact on how we develop our electricity network and other services that we provide, and has shaped our strategy to be the ‘internet of energy’|