The Board is committed to sustainable practices throughout its operations and continues to work with key stakeholders and communities. The Board recognises that a sustainable business is one that provides a safe, rewarding and diverse environment for its people whilst operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. The Board also accept the increasingly important role the Group’s products and superior water solutions play in enabling customers and consumers to conserve and use water more efficiently.
GWA has a strong pedigree and history in developing innovative solutions in water. Sustainability in the area of water solutions has been its mantra for over 40 years. Caroma was the first brand in the world to introduce dual flush technology for toilets in 1980 which has saved approximately 32,000 litres of water per household per annum due to the introduction of full flush/half flush technology. This technology has subsequently been further developed by Caroma to enable enhanced water conservation.
In September 2020, GWA released its Sustainability Report for FY20 to provide shareholders and other stakeholders with detailed information on its on-going approach to sustainability. The Sustainability Report is available on the GWA website at www.gwagroup.com.au. This report includes information and data on important sustainability metrics such as workplace health and safety, environmental impact, ethical sourcing, governance and risk management, community and people (including diversity, education and training).