The Commonwealth Child Safe Framework was established in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It aims to protect children and young people from the risk of harm and abuse.

The framework sets the minimum standards for Commonwealth entities to ensure a safe environment for children. It includes 4 key requirements around:

  • risk​ assessment and mitigation
  • training and compliance
  • National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

Annual statement of compliance with the Commonwealth Child Safe Framework

We are committed to the safety and well-being of all children and complying with the Commonwealth Child Safe Framework.

Our role is to administer schemes legislated by the Australian Government for measuring, managing, reducing or offsetting Australia's carbon emissions. We have very limited contact with children, with limited offsite operations the only interaction with children if any at all.

We will establish an ongoing communication program and identify any roles that may have interaction with children so staff can be trained to be aware of and comply with our child safety requirements.

We will also adopt and implement the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.

We understand the important role staff play in ensuring the safety and well-being of children, including the legal obligation to report any real or suspected instances of grooming or abuse of a minor to the police as soon as practicable.

Our risk assessment of our operations has a rating of low risk. Our activities do not involve contact with children and there have been no other identifiable child safety risks.