Strong community stakeholder relationships are integral to SWS’ endeavour to be a responsible corporate citizen and a sustainable business. The value of community stakeholder engagement is acknowledged by SWS and we consider our neighbouring communities and businesses, nongovernment organisations and all levels of government, to be key partners.
SWS commits to interact with community representatives in a consultative forum to monitor the operations of its landfill and provide input on a wide range of sustainability and corporate citizenship topics.
To achieve this, SWS has committed to establish a CRG for the Copping Landfill.
There has not been a quorum at recent meetings. Therefore, meetings will now be held every six months rather than every three months.
Minutes of previous meetings are available at the bottom of the page.
The objectives of a SWS landfill CRG are to:
The role of the CRG is advisory. SWS will consider comments and suggestions made by the CRG and provide responses where warranted. The CRG will be asked to provide advice on a range of issues raised by SWS and or members of the CRG. The CRG may make recommendations to SWS, including communication of a negotiated position that reflects community members' views, for SWS to consider and respond to as part of the CRG process. However, the CRG is not required to reach consensus or express unified views on matters discussed.
CRG members will be appointed for a period of two (2) years and are responsible for seeking and presenting the views of the local community they represent concerning the operation of the Copping landfill. Members are also responsible for providing input on a wide range of sustainability and corporate citizenship topics. Membership is based on principles of cross-sectional representation to ensure the full spectrum of community stakeholder concerns and interests are included and balanced from social, environmental and economic perspectives.
The CRG now meets every six months for approximately 30 minutes. More frequent meetings will be arranged if requested by the community. Participation in a CRG is voluntary and application for membership is open to the following:
The guiding principles for participation as a member of the CRG are to:
If you have an interest in becoming a CRG member, or have a question about our operations, please contact our Manager of Finance and Compliance.
Phone: (03) 6273 9712
Fax: (03) 8669 4064