A message from Frank
I am pleased to present Origin’s 2019 Sustainability Report.
It has been more than a year since we launched our new purpose. Since then, we have spent a lot of time reflecting on how we can best live up to the promise of Good Energy, including how we deliver it to our customers, and the communities we serve and ultimately how we impact the planet we live on. Every day our purpose sets us new challenges and new opportunities.
The people who make up Origin
The promise of Good Energy goes beyond our customers and stakeholders. It’s important that the more than 5,300 people who come to work with us every day see this commitment in action. We are striving to create a diverse, inclusive and fulfilling workplace – one that attracts the very best people to come and work with us.
To that end, we have introduced one of the most generous parental leave schemes in the Australian energy industry, increasing paid parental leave from 13 weeks to 20, paid secondary carer’s leave from two weeks to four and eliminating qualifying periods, which means that expecting a child is no barrier to anyone starting a great new career at Origin.
Disappointingly, after recording our lowest ever Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate last year, we saw a rise this year from 2.2 to 4.5. This is unacceptable, and we introduced a number of significant safety programs and interventions to address this critical issue. The safety of our people is paramount, and the efforts of the entire leadership team at Origin are focused on making sure our people return home to their families safely every day.
I hope this – our 18th Sustainability Report – gives you a sense of how we are performing as a company to deliver for our customers, communities and planet.
Chief Executive Officer
In every Annual Report, we identify risks in our Operating and Financial Review. These determine the sustainability topics we report on.
Our materiality analysis is where we examine each sustainability aspect according to:
- its level of risk to the company
- the level of stakeholder interest
- the topicality of each aspect.
We use the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles to inform our reporting.
Previous years' reports