Environment

QUESTACON'S IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

At Questacon we believe that knowledge and understanding of science, innovation and technology is critical to a sustainable future. Through our hands-on experiences, national programs, networks, partnerships and website, we communicate directly and indirectly with millions of people each year. By inspiring people to take an interest in science and technology we can promote a better understanding of environmental issues and perhaps inspire the next generation of innovators who will contribute to global sustainability and a better future for everyone.

Questacon also affects the environment through the day-to-day operations of its business.  Significant environmental aspects include energy consumption, water usage and waste generation.  If these aspects of our business are not managed effectively, we may not only fail to comply with our legal obligations, but also to play our part in reducing pollution and contributing to a safer, cleaner and healthier environment.

HOW WE MANAGE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

Questacon has an Environmental Management System (EMS) that meets international standard ISO 14001-2015. In keeping with the standard, we take a "Plan, Do, Check, Act" approach to the management of our impacts on the environment.

Specifically, we:

  • demonstrate leadership and commitment to environmental management;
  • identify internal and external stakeholders who affect or are affected by our environmental management system;
  • have established an Environmental Policy that reflects the context and goals of our organisation;
  • assess environmental risks and opportunities to ensure that the EMS continues to do what we want it to do;
  • identify, document and manage our environmental aspects (the things we do that potentially affect the environment);
  • establish environmental objectives and set measurable targets to achieve our goals;
  • undertake operational planning and controls to achieve environmental objectives;
  • regularly review our compliance and environmental performance;
  • address performance issues;
  • communicate environmental issues internally and externally through the Questacon Sustainability Group;
  • are committed to continual improvement.

See what else Questacon is doing for the environment.

CONTACT US

We are committed to continual improvement so we're always on the lookout for better ways to manage our environmental impacts.

If you have any suggestions or questions, or you have a story to tell, please contact us by email - sustainability@questacon.edu.au