EPA’s environmental performance

EPA Victoria’s greenhouse gas inventory

In 2005, EPA achieved carbon neutrality and developed a step-by-step continuous improvement framework to manage its own greenhouse gas emissions, known as EPA’s Carbon Management Principles.

EPA has taken the following steps to manage its own carbon footprint and demonstrate best-practice carbon neutrality:

  • Measure EPA’s carbon footprint using the World Resources Institute/World Business Council for Sustainable Development Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Corporate Standard).
  • identify and assess our emissions reductions options using the Carbon Management Principles
  • assess the reduction and offset options from a financial and environmental perspective
  • get independent verification of our greenhouse gas inventory and management plan
  • externally publish (to our website) EPA’s emissions and GHG inventory management plan

EPA goes through these steps on an annual basis to develop its GHG inventory. The process involves:

EPA’s greenhouse gas inventory describes EPA’s current approach to achieving carbon neutrality: addressing emissions from direct sources and indirect sources that are critical to operations, and a range of indirect life-cycle emission sources.

Page last updated on 24 Aug 2017