Whilst Senversa works with clients to assist them manage their environmental and engineering challenges, we are also committed to sustainable business practices within our own company

Our FY23 Sustainability Report showcases our achievements in FY23 and brings together Senversa’s complete approach for sustainability for the first time. Download Sustainability Report

Environmental Commitments

Senversa aims to create a workplace where sustainability and the environment are highly valued, and sustainable ways of conducting business are promoted and implemented.  Senversa is committed to advancing the principles of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) in all of our operations and we recognise that best practice principles in environment, sustainability and governance (ESG) are fundamental to our operational success.

Our key sustainability and environmental objectives include:

  • Being environmentally responsible and accountable, meeting company, customer and community expectations for a sustainable future.
  • Minimising environmental and other risks by employing sustainable practices and technologies as well as minimising any environmental lifecycle impacts from our operations.
  • Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions.

All employees and stakeholders are responsible and accountable for working together to implement sustainable practices and minimise impacts to the environment as far as practicable.  Management, under direction of the Board, is responsible for all matters related to sustainability and environment under Senversa’s control to demonstrate that sustainability is a part of our corporate culture.

Senversa aim to identify and minimise environmental risks associated with our day to day activities by:

  • Complying with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and standards.
  • Maintaining our ISO14001 certification.
  • Utilising natural resources responsibly.
  • Committing to the principles of Net Zero carbon emissions by 2030 for Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions to limit warming to 1.5°C. To achieve this Senversa is undertaking emissions reduction initiatives across our value chain and offsetting residual emissions.​

In order to verify our commitments, Senversa:

  • Maintains independent certification and verification through recognised programs to achieve our reduction strategy.
  • Seeks to minimise Scope 1, Scope 2 & Scope 3 emission profile.
  • Commits to offsetting residual emissions using carbon credits that have local co-benefits.
  • Is independently certified as a BCorp, which requires ongoing review and improvement to maintain the verified high standards of environmental performance in our business operations.
  • Our employees are committed to sustainable practices and we have an active Sustainability Committee which is always looking at company-wide changes that can be implemented to improve our environmental performance.



Climate Change Commitments 

Senversa is proud to be carbon neutral and is committed to emissions reductions in accordance with what the latest science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – limiting global warming to 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels. Our carbon neutrality is Climate Active certified and we are also committed to the principles of Net Zero by 2030 through the SME Climate Hub.

Climate Active

Climate Active is an ongoing partnership between the Australian Government and Australian businesses to drive voluntary climate action.

  • Senversa measures its carbon footprint and emissions reduction through ongoing certification with the Climate Active Standard.
  • We are certified carbon neutral – both for the professional services we offer our clients, as well as an organisation.
  • We support local projects that have co-benefits for the community and environment in which we work to offset our remaining emissions.
  • Senversa is currently reviewing its reporting boundaries under Climate Active to align with best practice and to demonstrate our commitment to addressing impacts across our value chain.​

SME Climate Hub

  • The SME Climate Commitment provides Senversa with the opportunity to make an internationally recognised climate commitment which is aligned with the latest climate science and recongised by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign.
  • Through the SME Climate Hub Senversa has committed to reaching Net Zero by 2030.   

Social and Governance Commitments

Senversa is committed to advancing the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) in all of our operations.  Making a positive contribution to the clients, stakeholders and communities in which we serve and operate is embedded in our constitution and employee ownership model.  

We do this through our modern business practices, policies and procedures, including Code of Conduct, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy, generous Leave Policy, our health and wellbeing programs, our actions to minimise climate change, and our core services that improve the quality of land and water and support the development of sustainable modern infrastructure.

B Corporation

  • Senversa verifies its social commitment through ongoing certification as a B Corporation and joins a group of businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are part of a global culture shift to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy and redefine perceptions around what constitutes ‘success’ in business.
  • Senversa’s vision is to be “the most satisfying work place for quality environmental, geotechnics and waste management professionals”, and we have been consistently recognised as a Best for the World in the BCorp Workers category in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021, which puts us in the top-performing certified B Corps in this category.  In 2021, Senversa was the only Australian company of >50 employees to achieve recognition in this category.

Map for Impact

Map for Impact is the Victorian Government’s social enterprise mapping project.  Map for Impact seeks to improve and expand on government support for Victorian social enterprises and to position Victoria’s social enterprises as national leaders in driving employment participation and inclusive economic growth.

To be certified for Map for Impact, Senversa can demonstrate that our business has a defined primary social purpose, environmental or other public benefit; derives a substantial portion of its income from trade; and, reinvests 50% or more of any annual profits towards achieving the social purpose.