Reducing our environmental impact

As a provider of technology and communication services to Australians, we are conscious of our responsibility to minimise the impact we have on the environment.

Our commitments include:

  • An organisation-wide waste reduction program
  • An e-Cycling program to reduce waste for both our equipment and our customers
  • A strategic goal to become 20% carbon-negative

CT’s Executive Management Team have set up governance processes to ensure that all business initiatives are weighed against their environmental impact, in addition to our safety, security and ethical guidelines.

100% Carbon Neutral

As of 2020, our organisation is 100% carbon neutral and is recognised as an environmentally sustainable organisation. Further, we continuously seek to reduce our carbon footprint through the reduction of energy use or implementation of more efficient practices and technology.

We recognise that we have more work to do in this area and are now working towards being 100% carbon neutral historically, which will mean that we have offset all of the carbon emissions ever produced by our business throughout its history.

We aim to achieve this by additionally offsetting 20% of our historical emission total (prior to becoming carbon neutral) each year, allowing the achievement of this target within 5 years.

E-Cycling Program

Our e-cycling program aims to ensure that our customers’ electronic equipment is disposed of in an environmentally safe and responsible way. This comprehensive program includes the free collection of a previously loved IT assets which are then either refurbished and sold off as second hand assets, provided to underprivileged communities in our world or where these options are not possible or viable, are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

Waste Reduction Program

We are conscious about the amount of waste that we send to landfill and have implemented a waste reduction program that sees us reduce our landfill by a factor of 20% year on year. Through this program, we have reduced our single use plastic consumption by over 70% and substituted most of the consumable products within our offices to bio-degradable alternatives.

ISO 14001 Certified

We maintain an Environmental Management System that is ISO 14001 certified and externally audited on a regular basis in accordance with the internationally recognised ISO standard. We continue to improve our environmental management system to encompass additional initiatives each year.