Icon Water’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals

June 5, 2019

Icon Water is celebrating World Environment Day by launching its 2019 Sustainability Snapshot

The United Nations developed 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, to define global sustainable development priorities and aspirations for 2030. These seek to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

“Icon Water publicly committed to contribute to the SDGs in 2017, as part of a national water industry commitment to the goals,” said Ray Hezkial, Icon Water Managing Director.

“As the ACT custodian of clean water and sanitation, Icon Water plays a significant role in realising SDG 6 – ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. 

“The ongoing work behind the 2019 Sustainability Snapshot has highlighted that we can make a substantial difference to the future of the region, beyond our core business activities.”

While not the first sustainability report from Icon Water, the 2019 Sustainability Snapshot is the first time many of the business’s activities have been mapped across all 17 SDGs, highlighting the areas of success and where improvements can be made.

The 2019 Sustainability Snapshot features case studies of activities underway across the business that are contributing to the SDGs, including; 

  • embedding sustainability into all new capital projects
  • improving energy efficiency and installing renewable energy generation
  • building community partnerships
  • a focus on waste recovery, and
  • a continuing cultural shift in health and safety.

“We recognise we have a key role in the lives of our community, not only through the protection of public health and the environment but by contributing across all 17 SDGs,” said Mr Hezkial.

“We’re proud of our role, and that sustainability is at the heart of what we do.”

Download the 2019 Sustainability Snapshot PDF 4.38 MB