The Taronga’s Environmental Sustainability program strives to imbed sustainability at the core of Taronga’s activities, to achieve sustainable outcomes and reduce environmental impacts.
Taronga is committed to lead by example by exemplifying and showcasing best practice Sustainability across both our zoos. Taronga’s Sustainability Strategy (2016-2020) aims to embed environmental, social and financial sustainability across all areas of the organisation.
In doing so, Taronga strives to lead in the areas of resource efficiency, waste management, supply chain, care of our land, social responsibility, market transformation and behaviour change.
Partners in Sustainability – OEH Sustainability Advantage Recognition Awards
Taronga is a Silver Partner of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) Sustainability Advantage Program. Silver Partner status acknowledges that Taronga Zoo has achieved genuine environmental improvements via the program.
OEH have assisted Taronga by providing specialist advice and assistance for energy audits, delivery of staff engagement workshops and surveys, and advice to assist with the direction and development of Taronga's Environmental Sustainability Strategy.
Taronga Green is a 'Take Action' team made up of a diverse range of staffrepresenting all facets of the Zoos. Taronga’s Sustainability Program acknowledges that workplace sustainability is everybody’s responsibility.
Taronga Green has an annual action plan which outlines how the group will assist with the implementation of green projects and intiatives. This helps drive sustainable culture and demonstrates leadership to the rest of the organisation.
Members of the team volunteer their lunch breaks to undertake bush regeneration at Taronga Zoo.