Australia (formerly Community CPS) is Australia's newest bank,
having been rolled out in July 2013 with some 50 branches and 3,000
ATMs spread across South Australia, New South Wales, Australian
Capital Territory and Western Australia.
In keeping with Community CPS's strong focus on community
engagement and environmental awareness, Beyond Bank Australia with
the assistance of Balance
Carbon implemented an integrated greenhouse gas
(GHG) and sustainability monitoring and reporting system (C3ONLINE)
to provide accurate and verifiable carbon and sustainability
reporting of their corporate operations in line with the standards
set out under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act
2007, the National Carbon Offset Standard 2009 and relevant
elements of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
Key services provided by Balance Carbon for Beyond Bank
- Provision of guidance on GHG, energy and sustainability
assessment and reporting requirements;
- Working with Beyond Bank to establish accurate and compliant
corporate and operational boundaries;
- Identifying emission sources and commensurate data
- Analysing energy, greenhouse gas, waste and other resource uses
including ranking of facility performance to target meaningful
- Provision of comprehensive reporting, including establishment
of intensity measures for on-going monitoring of resource use and
greenhouse gas emissions management; and
- Provision of key metrics for the annual Sustainability
Beyond Bank Australia's sustainability journey to
In 2008, Beyond Bank Australia introduced an Environmental
Management System program. The program has aimed to develop a
culture of environmental sustainability in the workplace through
reduction in their environmental impact by minimising use of
natural resources and energy as well as reducing waste
production and greenhouse gas emissions.
During this period, Beyond Bank became a signatory to the United
Nations Environmental Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and
is therefore fully committed to and working towards sustainable
development, sustainability management ,public awareness and
communication. This initiative assists Beyond Bank Australia to
share in the latest trends in sustainable business practices from
other financial institutions both in Australia and elsewhwere.
A range of other initiatives have been implemented by Beyond
Bank Australia. Their Annual Reports
highlight performance against key sustainability indicators.
Their commitment to the environment extends to their range of
targeted products including Enviro Loans and e-statements,
which enables and encourages their clients to develop and/or
support sustainable practices.
Future sustainability measures
Building on their strong foundation, Beyond Bank Australia is
- Maintain focus on transparency and governance in relation to
energy, greenhouse gas and sustainability reporting;
- Achievable and measurable resource use and greenhouse gas
abatement measures including energy and water efficiency and
internal behaviour change;
- Expand Enviro Loans and other community outreach programs;
- Be a leading corporate citizen in relation to achieving
Please contact us for further information.