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Air quality is important to the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. Most air pollution comes from industry, motor vehicles and domestic wood burning.
Human health and wellbeing relies on the quality of our environment every day.
Many industrial activities require works approvals and licences from EPA.
EPA periodically reviews environmental policy and regulation.
Guidance for business and industry, including licensing, works approvals and planning.
Information about the fees and charges levied by EPA.
EPA welcomes the recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into EPA.
EPA works with the community, businesses and other organisations to protect the environment.
EPA recognises staff who are leaders in the areas of air quality, inland water, marine water, waste, landfill, land and groundwater, and odour.
The process to submit complaints about the conduct of an EPA authorised officer.
Procurement (buying goods or services) at EPA presents many opportunities to purchase more responsibly. When it comes to purchasing, EPA prioritises products that have the lowest environmental impact over their life cycle. For example, when selecting office paper EPA looks at the amount of post-consumer recycled content, the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the paper manufacturing and transport, and the environmental performance of the paper mills that make the paper.
EPA has used a number of initiatives to purchase from suppliers that demonstrate sustainable business practices, particularly in the areas of paper, stationery, building materials, and design and consultant selection. Some of these initiatives include:
We learned many lessons when making procurement decisions for EPA’s new head office. To ensure these lessons were integrated into future decision making, we developed ecologically sustainable design (ESD) on the minimum requirements for new buildings, refurbishments and fitouts.
When selecting consultants and contractors, EPA staff must include environmental considerations in their project briefs. These can range from requiring consultants to provide information on their environmental credentials (such as having an environmental management system or EMS in place) to more stringent requirements to report on their greenhouse gas emissions, waste minimisation and recycling activities.
We will embed our recently developed sustainable procurement policy. The objectives of this policy are to:
Page last updated on 22 Jan 2016