sustainability

we never say never

Our business approach focuses on new thinking around the way we deliver water and energy services to reduce carbon and waste, preserve drinking water supplies and enhance ecology and liveability.

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local community networks 

These networks are our backbone as they enable the capture, sharing and balancing of resources within the community. These networks prevent the loss or leakage of resources, facilitate beneficial environmental outcomes and improve the local economy.

These networks connect capture, storage, processing and supply systems and connect with external regional networks where it is financially beneficial for the community.

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unique approach

Our approach is unique in that we capture natural or community generated resources  within the community and make these available as power and water supplies for the community.

Examples are where we capture natural sunlight to provide electricity or hot water, or capture community generated wastewater to provide high quality recycled water.  

 

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self reliant architecture

Sustainability is when a community meets its own needs without compromising the ability of future communities to meet their own needs. 

Our systems architecture enables self-reliance and therefore underpins a communities ability to be sustainable.

and here is how its done

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embedded networks
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capture systems
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storage systems
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processing
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supply
01. embedded networks

Local water, power, data networks that are owned and managed on behalf of the community for the benefit of the community. These networks connect to regional networks via a 2 way gate meter. These reduce wastage and over use of resources.

Distributed local capture systems include solar PV on the roofs of buildings, the pressure sewer collection tank at every household or an optical network terminal at each customer. These reduce the regional resources required to service the community.

Local storage systems include water tanks, hot water cylinders, batteries and edge data centres. These increase the efficient use infrastructure and retains resources that would otherwise be wasted.

Technology is employed locally taking the captured resource and transforming it into essential services for the community.

The provision of essential services that are beneficial to the community. These include lower cost supply for services that benefit the community as a whole. This improves the social, environmental and economic wellbeing for all who live here.

 

sustainable company

Our systems take sustainability to the next level whereby the community can become its own circular economy. Our approach can become the catalyst for other sustainability initiatives particular to each community.

Examples of this are our studies on the generation of power from organics at the Central Park Community or the introduction of EV charging stations at The Orchards Community.

Altogether has inspiration to apply its approach to community data and waste.

We're committed to good governance

At Altogether Group, we work with our stakeholders to ensure our policies and strategies provide the level of transparency and governance that they expect. Our stakeholders include our customers, communities, employees, suppliers, investors and regulators. We engage with all our stakeholder groups regularly and use their feedback to assess our activity and progress.

We conduct a regular review of all the sustainability issues that are material to our operations and our stakeholders. We report these each year. We provide information about our efforts to address these issues and our progress towards any targets that have been set.

We're committed to our people

We pride ourselves as an energetic organisation that encourages growth and development and provides the best facilities for our people. We foster a collaborative work culture where employees are supported and empowered to contribute ideas and identify opportunities for our team, our communities and themselves. We are dedicated to the values of diversity and inclusion and have a firm commitment to ethical practices and corporate responsibilities. In 2020, Altogether Group adopted an equality and diversity policy and procedure that applies to hiring practices and all employees, agents and contractors.

Green ratings such as BASIX, Green Star, carbon neutral and water targets are helping to set new benchmarks of sustainability, reducing embedded energy and water costs.

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Altogether Group participates in the annual GRESB assessment for infrastructure. GRESB is a global ESG benchmarking and reporting framework that provides an independent review of our performance.

 

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News & Media 07 Apr, 2021