ASX’s environmental footprint is small and arises from the energy used by the offices and data centres, and also from consumables, primarily paper. ASX strive to assist in promoting action on reducing carbon emissions through its expertise as a provider of market infrastructure. A cross-divisional Environmental Committee is in place, which oversees ASX’s environmental impact-reduction activities.
ASX is a participant in the Carbon Disclosure Project and a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Although monitoring and minimisation arrangements are in place, ASX has not adopted specific targets.
ASX in the community
ASX encourages and assists its employees to become active supporters of worthwhile causes and participate in programs outside the workplace. ASX’s community programs allow employees to support causes and charities of their choice from a broad list of charity partners. In FY13 ASX and its employees donated $298,344 to various charities, community partners and appeals, including charities associated with ASX’s Workplace Giving program, the Gawura Indigenous Foundation and Taronga Zoo.