Hydro Tasmania wins sustainability award
Hydro Tasmania's commitment to sustainability and transparency in its operations has been recognised with a national award for its annual report.
The Energy Supply Association of Australia (esaa) has awarded Hydro Tasmania the 2011 Sustainability Report Award. esaa started the awards to set high standards of sustainability performance and provide a platform for promoting good environmental, community, governance and workplace practices within the energy supply industry.
Accepting the award at an esaa function (30 March), Hydro Tasmania CEO Roy Adair said it was further recognition of Hydro Tasmania's commitment to sustainability.
"Sustainability is embedded within the core values of our company and guides the business strategy," Mr Adair said.
"We are responding to community expectations that we will operate our business in a sustainable manner and that our reporting on activities will be reliable and meaningful."
Mr Adair said Hydro Tasmania is honoured and privileged to receive the award.
"The energy industry in Australia places great importance on transparency and sustainability, and this is the industry's top award to recognise achievement in that area.
"The win reflects our focus on transparency and sustainability, and the benefits that this delivers to our stakeholders, the people of Tasmania."
Hydro Tasmania's annual reporting includes measuring performance against commitments, and having that reporting independently verified.
"The job of monitoring, measuring and reporting on our performance is part of our daily operations throughout the year across all parts of the business. Maintaining sustainable business operations is important to ensuring a safe, secure and reliable energy supply."
Mr Adair paid tribute to the enormous effort and commitment of the staff of Hydro Tasmania, who are all committed to the brand values of transparency and sustainability.
The award was presented by the esaa chairman Ian Stirling, and was judged by an independent expert panel.