Our environmental management system and strategy are key tools in improving our performance. Developed in accordance with the ISO 14001 international standard, the environmental management system continues to evolve along with our performance and the strengthening regulatory environment.
Thanks to Endeavour Energy’s focus on regulatory compliance we faced no fines or prosecutions in 2010–11. However two incidents required reporting to the regulator under the NSW Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.
The first incident occurred in September 2010 when a third-party truck struck a pole top transformer at Guildford. An estimated 200 litres of oil was lost from the transformer, with limited migration into the nearby stormwater drain.
The most recent incident occurred in April 2011, arising from an Endeavour Energy elevated work platform vehicle accident and subsequent diesel spill in Werombi.
An analysis of all environmental incidents recorded during the year found:
We took appropriate corrective action to deal with all 2010–11 incidents.