We measure and report our year-on-year emissions and energy consumption to understand our impact on the environment and opportunities to reduce total emissions.
Iress has set a 2030 science-based aligned emission reduction target. We commit to reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions 46.2% by 2030 from a 2019 base year, and scope 3 emissions 18.5% by 2030 from a 2019 base year.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that global warming must not exceed 1.5 degrees celsius (above pre-industrial temperatures) to avoid the most catastrophic impacts to the environment. Businesses have a vital role to play in driving down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and building a resilient, zero-emissions economy grounded in science.
Our 2030 reduction targets are developed in alignment with the Science-Based Targets initiative. We are committed to validating our targets with the initiative in 2023, alongside implementing further initiatives to reduce our emission footprint.
Key reduction initiatives include:
During 2023 we will continue to develop our emission reduction initiatives and strategy.
LiteHaus International's Digital Infrastructure Program has provided a digital touchpoint to over 40,000 students, teachers, and community members in Papua New Guinea. In addition, their Digital Inclusion Program has provided a personal digital device to 850 high school students across rural, regional, and remote Australia.
Iress is supporting digital inclusion to address inequalities in regional communities.
Through LiteHaus International's Digital Infrastructure Program, in 2021 Iress donated desktops, monitors, laptops, screens and TVs to the program, amounting to over 300 items.
Jack Growden - LiteHaus Founder & CEO