Our workers’ compensation premium has increased from $236,470 in 2014-15 to $273,274 in 2015-16. Our premium rate of 0.48 per cent continues to remain below the overall scheme premium rate of 1.85 per cent.
In 2015-16, we encouraged staff to develop and maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle through AMSA’s Healthy Lifestyle Program. This program includes:
Our free vaccination program against H1N1 influenza and seasonal influenza was taken up by 147 employees, an increase from 133 employees in 2014-15.
In 2015-16 we introduced Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness workshops for employees. This is the third part of the Mental and Health and Wellbeing workshop series, which were initially provided to our Executive and supervisors. The purpose of these workshops was to build the capability and confidence of our employees by improving their understanding of mental illness and how to approach and refer a colleague for help. There were three workshops held in 2015-16.
We actively promote the requirements of an internationally-recognised Environmental Management System (ISO 14001). Part of this process involves reviewing our activities annually to identify any potential risks those activities may pose to the environment. When identifying and evaluating environmental impacts of AMSA’s activities, we also evaluate the requirements of relevant environmental legislation, including the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Some actions we have undertaken to minimise our impact on the environment include:
Our head-office is also fitted with a range of environmentally sound equipment and systems, including:
We also continue to collect data from a range of sources to help monitor the impact our activities may be having on the environment. This includes our consumption of water, electricity and carbon emissions from flying and our fleet vehicles. The electricity usage in our Canberra office decreased by two per cent from 2014-15 to 2015-16.