Annual Report 2019-2020 Northern Territory Auditor-General's Office
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Northern Territory Auditor-Generals Office Annual Report 2019/20 Page 54 of 92 Corporate Social Responsibility Environmental Reporting The Office has long been conscious of minimising waste and creating efficiency. Since the 2012 financial year, the following measures have been implemented to reduce the Offices environmental footprint: Paperless Office Internal o All information received physically or electronically is immediately recorded in TRM enabling staff to access relevant documentation efficiently. Since 2016, internal processes were enhanced to reduce the need for creating physical files. External o With limited exceptions, all elements of the audit files received from Authorised Auditors are received electronically. o The Auditor-General and Principal Auditors review audit files electronically. o Weekly progress reports from Authorised Auditors are received electronically. o Financial reporting, including the audit of the Offices financial statements are completed predominantly in electronic format. Our Emissions The Office leased two motor vehicles from NT Fleet during the year ended 30 June 2020 for the Principal Auditor positions. Power Saving Most electronic devices are powered down completely when not in use. The Office has a lights off policy for parts of its tenancy that are temporarily not in use. Contributions to Society Contributions to the auditing and accounting profession, and more broadly to society, by the personnel of the Office are encouraged and supported. Professional Staff members are encouraged and supported for their involvement in contributing to their professions through involvement with professional and community associations. The Auditor-General regularly provides presentations at forums and professional development sessions facilitated by professional associations such as CPA Australia, CAANZ and the Governance Institute. The Auditor-General regularly presents a session in the NT Governments Foundations of Public Sector Governance four-day residential program. The Auditor-General participates in the annual evaluation of applications for educational scholarships from the General Sir John Monash Foundation. Community Individual members of the office are voluntarily involved with a range of community organisations, events and activities.
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