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The Global Reporting Initiative welcomes Fuji Xerox Australia
Fuji Xerox Australia and Amanda Keogh to join leading global environmental organisation as Organisational Stakeholder and Stakeholder Council member respectively.
Sydney, Australia - 19 November 2013 - Fuji Xerox Australia today announced its twofold entrance into the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI): Fuji Xerox Australia has been confirmed as a GRI Organisational Stakeholder, while its APAC Head of Sustainability, Amanda Keogh, has been elected onto the GRI Stakeholder Council to represent the business constituency for Australasia. These developments further cement Fuji Xerox as a leading voice on sustainability bench marking issues in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region.
The GRI sets global sustainability reporting standards and is highly regarded for the quality of its stakeholder engagement processes in standards development. As part of the Organisational Stakeholder (OS) Program, Fuji Xerox Australia will join more than 600 organisations globally to play an active governance role and provide key funding for GRI's activities. Fuji Xerox Australia is also slated to enter GRI's G4 Pioneer Program in 2014 to help improve its reporting governance.
The Stakeholder Council is GRI's formal multi-stakeholder engagement forum, bringing together leading sustainability practitioners from around the world to debate, advise and act as key advocates for the GRI. Elected to represent the business constituency of the Oceanic region, Keogh will meet biannually with other Council members to guide the GRI on strategic issues, and will also advise local GRI focal points on country specific developments for Australia.
"We're delighted to welcome Amanda Keogh to GRI's Stakeholder Council, representing the business constituency for Oceania," said Victoria Whitaker, Head of Australia at the Global Reporting Initiative. "Amanda has an exceptional track record in sustainability reporting. Her work at Fuji Xerox Australia has innovated reporting in Australia, and she has driven the uptake of sustainability reporting across the Asia region."
"We have no doubt that Amanda will be a valuable and strong voice on the Stakeholder Council, representing GRI's other Australian Organisational Stakeholders including Westpac, ANZ, BHP Billiton, Stockland, GPT Group, Transurban and many more. By becoming a GRI Organisational Stakeholder, Fuji Xerox Australia has also joined the ranks of other leading Australian businesses, and has formally declared its commitment to advancing sustainability reporting globally," said Whitaker.
Commenting on her successful election, Keogh said: "I am extremely pleased to have been elected onto the GRI Stakeholder Council by my fellow Australasian GRI members. This appointment will allow me help bring robust and relevant sustainability reporting into mainstream behaviour, especially in developing Asian economies. Sustainability has always been a core ethos for Fuji Xerox, and our formal entrance into the GRI will significantly enhance our reputation and expertise in this field."
Amanda joined Fuji Xerox Australia as environment and sustainability manager in 2007, and quickly brought recognition to the company for its advanced approach to sustainability. In 2012, Amanda was appointed the Head of Sustainability for the Asia Pacific region, overseeing the sustainability initiatives of Fuji Xerox's International Business Group in APAC.
Keogh works closely with industry thought leaders across Asia-Pacific on increasing the discussion and advocacy of sustainability practices within the region. In 2012, she led an e-waste roundtable held in Fuji Xerox's Thailand Eco Manufacturing facility, featuring experts from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Thai Government and academia. Keogh has also previously chaired the board of the Forest Stewardship Council in Australia and worked with the Australian Information Industry Association and Federal Government on the e-waste regulations.
Fuji Xerox Australia has a strong background in promoting and advancing sustainability practices. Every year, Fuji Xerox Australia details its extensive sustainability efforts in its annual Sustainability Report, Amanda has been a key driver in the innovative development of this report, which has won several awards, including the 2010 and 2011 ACCA Reporting Awards for best consumer and business services report.
Fuji Xerox Australia has also been recognised for its commitment and innovation in sustainability through various awards, including election to the 'United Nations 500 Roll of Honour' for environmental leadership, and the Banksia Award for 'Leading in Sustainability'.
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