Every Drop of Water
Having successfully reached our net positive carbon milestone nine years early, we have now released our latest environmental plan – PLANET POSITIVE WATER – which sets out how we will reduce and reuse water, as well as influence consumption behaviour, to achieve a net positive water target well ahead of our initial 2030 target.
WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT
Climate change is altering the distribution of water on earth. As global temperatures rise and rainfall becomes less reliable, there may be less freshwater available in the future which will make it harder to manage supply and keep it safe to use.
OUR PROGRESS TO DATE
In March 2022 we released our latest environmental plan –Planet Positive Water – which sets out how we will reduce and reuse water, as well as influence consumption behaviour, to achieve a net positive water target well ahead of our initial 2030 target.
This plan is a core component of Mirvac’s environmental framework for the company’s sustainability strategy, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING and is focused on three areas:
1. Efficiency - improving water efficiency at our assets (where we have operational control), using the recognised National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERs) Water ratings.
2. Offsets - using captured and recycled water at our masterplanned communities’ projects where drinking water can be replaced (for example, toilet flushing and irrigation) to offset drinking water demand.
3. Influence - leveraging our materials and electricity procurement volumes and choices to influence/achieve water savings.
Our Focus Areas
Mirvac acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia, and we offer our respect to their Elders past and present.
Artwork: ‘Reimagining Country’, created by Riki Salam (Mualgal, Kaurareg, Kuku Yalanji) of We are 27 Creative.