Our sustainability commitment
Taronga is committed to reducing the impact of our Zoos operation through a process of continual improvement, and by integrating sustainable objectives and practices into everything we do.
Taronga is committed to the conservation of wildlife through environmental sustainability. Some of our key achievements in sustainable waste and litter management at Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo include food waste, e-waste, general litter, plastic bottles, takeaway packaging and straws, coffee cups, balloons, plastic bags and sauce sachets.
Taronga has a strong stance on environmental sustainability, animal welfare and conservation associated with food products it sells and serves at its various food outlets, functions and events.
Ecologically sustainable buildings
Buildings and major infrastructure have a significant impact on the environment during demolition, construction and on an ongoing basis during operations. At Taronga, we incorporate Ecologically Sustainable Design principles in all new developments.
In 2017, Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo were awarded gold partnership status under the Office of Environment and Heritage’s 'Sustainable Advantage' program.
The gold status recognizes and showcases our efforts for outstanding environmental achievement, leadership and strong commitment to operate in a manner which is more environmentally attuned.
Taronga is the 11th organization and the second government institution to have achieved this leading status.