Mirvac’s Group General Manager, Sustainability and Reputation, Sarah Clarke, says that joining RE100 reinforces the Group’s commitment to being a force for good and reducing its impact on the planet.
“As a leading Australian property group, we know that we can have a significant and meaningful impact by eliminating our carbon emissions and transitioning to all-electric buildings that run on 100 per cent renewable energy, and we intend to do this before 2030.
“By joining RE100, we can connect with other leaders in this space who are driven towards the same goal of reducing carbon emissions,” she said.
The Group has already reduced its carbon intensity by 26 per cent and in June this year, released Planet Positive, which sets out the steps it will take to reach net positive carbon by 2030.
Global Head of RE100, Sam Kimmins, said, “We congratulate Mirvac on their leadership in joining our RE100 initiative. We’re confident that Mirvac will help to inspire even more Australian companies to step up and make the switch to 100 per cent renewable electricity, sending a bold market signal that business wants access to clean and affordable energy, and fast.”
“Mirvac is helping to lead the way for RE100 in the Australian property sector,” said Jon Dee, the Australian Coordinator for RE100. “Mirvac recognises that renewable electricity can help to lower costs, reduce risk and contribute to a cleaner future. It’s a win/win for both business and the environment.”
Other Australian companies that have joined RE100 include ANZ, Atlassian, Bank Australia, CommBank, Macquarie Group, NAB, QBE and Westpac.