GOTAFE’s people, practices and processes commit to the following values:
Integrity - Be honest, reliable and trustworthy.
Collaboration - Partner with others to achieve goals.
Accountability - Take responsibility for your actions.
Respect - Appreciate and accept each other’s differences.
Excellence - Aim high.
Many environmental sustainability initiatives have been implemented by GOTAFE over recent years.
A Strategic Goal to “achieve strong financial results, environmental improvements and contribute to social development in our region” guides the organisation, while environmental objectives and actions are established in an Environmental Management Plan.
Key performance outcomes of the 2018 year are summarised in the following table:
|Environmental Impacts||Environmental Performance||Note|
|Automotive Travel (Km)||Reduced travel in Institute vehicles by 16.7% on 2017 level||1|
|Waste generation (tonnes)||Decreased general waste by 0.6% on 2017 level. Recycling rate reduced from 24.4% to 22.9%||2|
|Electricity (kWh)||Decreased electricity consumption by 8.9% on 2017 level||4|
|Natural Gas (GJ)||Decreased natural gas consumption by 4.0% on 2017 level||4|
|Greenhouse Gas Emissions (CO2-e)||Emissions Decreased by 9.1% on 2017 level||3|
|Water (kL)||Increased usage by 1.8% on 2017 level|
- Automotive travel includes Institute cars used by staff and buses for student travel; excludes tractors and quad bikes used in training delivery
- Waste is general waste; does not include metal recycling or composting
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions data includes emissions from energy (electricity, gas) and transportation (Institute vehicles, plane travel); emissions from general waste is not available.
- Energy reduction due to campus closures at Leongatha, Terang and Warragul.