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Annual Report 2020 - 2021

Environmental responsibility

Legal Aid NSW is committed to becoming more environmentally sustainable.

Reducing our environmental footprint

GoalTargetAchievements in 2020–2021
Reduce electricity consumption Install energy-efficient lighting in our premises.LED fluorescent lighting is installed in 23 of our offices, which has reduced electricity consumption and maintenance needs.
Increase green paper purchasing Minimum 85% of copy paper to contain recycled content.Of the paper we purchased, 61% was recycled, compared with 38% in 2019–2020.
Reduce overall paper purchasing We aim to reduce our paper purchasing by 10% each year Our paper purchasing remained steady between 2018–19 and 2019–20.
Increase use of green electricity Green electricity to represent 6% of electricity consumed We continued to work closely with the NSW Government’s preferred electricity provider to ensure that all office tenancies are covered under the 6% green energy consumption agreement. All new leased spaces were transferred over to the green power agreements as stipulated by NSW Government guidelines.
Maximise use of E10 fuel Only cars that run on E10 and regular unleaded fuel may be purchased as fleet vehicles Only E10 fuel is used in Legal Aid NSW fleet vehicles. All fuel cards are restricted to payment of E10 fuel only. Payment for any other fuel type is not accepted and can only be paid for by the driver of the vehicle.
Green fleet Meet NSW Government fuel efficiency standards for new light vehicles We only leased vehicles that are included in the NSW Government pre-qualification scheme. This ensured that only vehicles that meet the fuel efficiency standards were leased.

Year ahead iconThe year ahead

  • We will deliver an accommodation solution that will reduce our footprint in Central Sydney.
  • We will continue to implement principles of reuse and recycle in our office fitouts.
  • We will continue to aim for reduced paper purchasing and of that purchasing, a larger proportion of our paper to contain recycled content.