Environmental Vision Statement

"To foster sustainable motor sport within Australia"

CAMS Will:

• Ensure its managers shall accept responsibility for environmental issues that have the potential to impact on the organisations standing in the community

• Comply with all relevant legislative requirements relating to environmental protection and management

• Be open and transparent about its operations environmental performance

• Promote the efficient use of resources, minimisation of waste and prevention of pollution in all its operations

• Avoid actions that risk having significant adverse impacts on biodiversity cultural and/or heritage assets or values 

• Actively encourage its employees, contractors, competitors, volunteers and suppliers to understand their responsibilities to minimise

• potential risks to the environment 

• Continually monitor and strive to improve its environmental management performance.

CAMS Policy effective 23/09/16


Sustainable Procurement Policy

1. Purpose of Policy

The intent of this policy is to ensure that procurement of goods and services for CAMS is truly cost effective and supports CAMS’ wider policy commitments to promote the efficient use of resources, minimisation of waste and reduction or elimination of all forms of pollution.

2. Scope of Policy

2.1 This policy applies to all individual and company procurements above $500 AUD.

2.2 All fuel and energy procurement must complete additional reporting requirements to facilitate collation of data to support CAMS’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions offset policy.

2.3 The policy shall be applied to all purchases that are within 10% of the market price up to accumulated amount per year of $20,000.

3. Definitions

Capitalised terms used in this Policy have the following meanings unless stated otherwise: CAMS means the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd; CAMS Group means CAMS and each of its subsidiaries and related entities; You means an employee, agent, volunteers and CAMS appointed officials and contractors of the CAMS Group.

4. Objectives

The objectives of this Policy are to:

4.1 Ensure CAMS maintains an efficient procurement process, using sound governance practices, that delivers the best value for money overall;

4.2 Improve the environmental, social and financial outcomes of all CAMS’ purchases by taking into account life cycle costs;

4.3 Enable CAMS’ staff involved in procurement actions to apply sustainability principles in making procurement and purchasing decisions;

4.4 Challenge suppliers to deliver tangible, practical and sustainable solutions that are mutually beneficial to CAMS and the supplier;

4.5 Meet CAMS’ objectives with regard to recognition by the FIA under the International Sustainability Framework; and

4.6 Achieve recognition for CAMS as an environmentally responsible organisation.

5 Policy Statement

That within CAMS’ capacity to afford to procure goods or services, CAMS will:

5.1 Acquire only necessary goods and services, that have least impact on the environment and human health;

5.2 Aim to follow sustainable procurement principles while striving to continually improve the sustainability of CAMS’ purchase decisions;

5.3 Engage and consult with suppliers and stakeholders to promote and improve sustainable purchases and practices;

5.4 Monitor and report progress towards sustainable procurement to the CAMS Board;

5.5 Acknowledge and apply this Policy with our suppliers and partners; and 5.6 Encourage feedback from CAMS, staff, officials, volunteers and contractors to support sustainable procurement and the implementation of this Policy.

6 Implementation

CAMS staff undertaking procurement actions will:

6.1 Avoid unnecessary consumption in the first place by examining the need for the product or service;

6.2 Consider alternatives to purchasing a replacement product, such as cost-effective reuse, refurbishing, re-purposing or reconditioning the existing product or its components to extend its life or usefulness;

6.3 Choose the product with the least environmental and/or social impact when all other factors being considered are equal;

6.4 Consider the environmental management practices, accreditations, or compliance record of the supplier/manufacturer – refer to benchmarking environmental management programs where practicable, such as ISO 14001;

6.5 Ensure suppliers meet their sustainability and environment obligations under relevant legislation and other related instruments;

6.6 Consider the operating costs, emissions, pollutants, energy and water required at all stages of the life cycle;

6.7 Reduce the hazardous material content in purchases, including toxicity;

6.8 Consider the end-of-life options, including the reuse, repair, recycling and disposal options;

6.9 Preference valid Ecolabels

6.10 Make cost effective longer term investment decisions;

6.11 CAMS will preference suppliers who:

• Demonstrate best-practice sustainable business practices and supply sustainable products;
• Avoid misrepresenting themselves, their products or their practices; and
• Provide strategies to avoid and mitigate environmental impacts before they arise.

7 Related Rules, Policies or Procedures

7.1 CAMS Environmental Policy 2016.

7.2 Department of Sustainability Environment Water Population and Communities, Sustainable Procurement Guide 2013.

7.3 Australian and New Zealand Government Framework for Sustainable Procurement AS/NZS ISO 14001:2008 Environmental Management Systems.

8 General

8.1 The Policy Manager is the Risk and Compliance Manager. Any questions in relation to this Policy should be directed to the Risk and Compliance Manager CAMS, or your manager.