The Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability’s 2012 Strategic Audit – designed to be signed, sealed and delivered was recently published. It focusses on contracts in Victorian state government entities and how they can leverage ecologically sustainable development.
The key messages from Professor Kate Auty, Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, are:
- Contracts are powerful mechanisms that should be used by the Victorian Government’s departments and agencies to design outcomes which improve resource efﬁciency and support environmental sustainability.
- The Victorian Government should use its market power to foster innovation that leads to resource efﬁciency and environmental sustainability.
- Heads of departments and agencies need to increase their personal commitment to environmental sustainability and ensure their executive teams are accountable for sustainability outcomes across all operations.
The full report can be accessed here.