The Eraring Power Station (above) is Origin’s only coal-fired power station. As part of our commitment to reduce carbon emissions we plan to close it in the early 2030s, when it will be at the end of its operational life.

The 2017 Sustainability Report provides details on our performance across a range of social, environmental and economic aspects of our business.

Download the report ( 7.5 MB)

Download performance data tables ( 507 kB)

Management approach

Our sustainability reporting discloses our management of, and performance in, a number of sustainability aspects. In addition to those that are material to our business, we consider those aspects that are of interest to our stakeholders. Our management for each sustainability aspect can be viewed in the following PDF files.

Defining what is material to our performance

The sustainability topics we report align to our risks identified in our Operating and Financial Review contained in the annual report.

Each year, we complete a materiality analysis. This involves examining each sustainability aspect according to its level of risk to the company, the level of stakeholder interest and the topicality of each aspect. Each of our eleven aspects is discussed in our Sustainability Report.

We use the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the AA1000 Accountability Principles to inform the reporting of our Material Aspects.

Origin’s carbon commitments

Origin was the first energy company in the world to sign up to seven climate change initiatives under the global We Mean Business coalition.


The Origin Foundation is our philanthropic body, funded and established by Origin in 2010.