Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals are part of a global development blueprint through to 2030. They are universal,  transcend borders and apply across the workplace, marketplace and community. They seek to reduce poverty, inequality, unrest and environmental stress around the world. Water, essential to life, plays an integral role to achieving these goals.

We are a signatory to the Australian water industry’s commitment to support the SDGs as a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, and a participant of the United Nations Global Compact. The compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative which exists to implement universal sustainability principles and support progress towards achieving the SDGs.

As a participant in the Global Compact, we are actively involved in achieving the SDGs with participants pledging to:

  • operate responsibly, in alignment with universal sustainability principles
  • take actions that support the society around them
  • commit to the effort from the organisation’s highest level
  • report annually on their ongoing efforts
  • engage locally where they have a presence.

The Global Compact supports businesses and organisations to be guided by the Ten Principles of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to contribute to the 17 SDGs.

Communications on progress

A key requirement for participation in the UN Global Compact is an annual Communication on Progress. In line with the United Nations’ new, universal reporting framework, our next Communication on Progress will be available in September 2024.

2020-21 Communication on progress

2019-20 Communication on progress

2018-19 Communication on progress

  • Major faults

  • Underway

  • Polkinghorns Rd
  • Arthurton
  • 18/06/2020
  • Water Supply On
  • 18/06/2020 03:05 PM - We are attending to an incident in Arthurton with no interruption to the water supply. The safety of our crews and customers comes first, and we always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as quickly as we can. Reference Number WO: 07505663.
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  • Scheduled works

  • Underway
  • Spruance Rd
  • Elizabeth East
  • 11/06/2021
  • Temporary Supply Interruption
  • Estimated start time and water supply off: 15/06/2021 09:00 AM
    Estimated restore time and water supply back on: 15/06/2021 04:00 PM

    We’re improving your services and undertaking maintenance work in Elizabeth East. Sometimes our crews need to temporarily interrupt the water supply to our customers and/or manage traffic while they are working. Temporary traffic management may remain in place until reinstatement of the impacted road is complete. We always aim to minimise inconvenience by restoring services as safely and quickly as we can.

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