The services Downer provides impact the lives of millions of people across New Zealand and Australia every day.
So the sustainability of our operations is paramount – for our people, our partners, our shareholders, our customers and their customers.
Like many other companies, 2020 has provided countless challenges. From New Zealand's floods floods, landslides and volcanic eruptions, to Australia’s bushfire crisis in the 2019-20 summer and then the Coronavirus pandemic. These events have tested the resilience of our business, the character of our people, and the spirit of our communities.
While some of our planned initiatives for FY20 were disrupted by COVID-19, we have continued to make substantial progress against our sustainability goals.
Highlights of this financial year include:
Additionally, in February 2020, Downer announced we would shift our focus from high capital intensive activities to lower capital intensive and lower carbon activities, in line with our Urban Services strategy. This strategic shift will support Downer’s decarbonisation pathway.
Downer has released our 2020 Sustainability Report, which provides full details of Downer’s 2020 sustainability performance and initiatives, including those mentioned above.
The report is available in PDF format and as an interactive website, which you can view here