Great Southern Bank proudly became carbon neutral in 2021, after we offset an estimated 7,600 tonnes of carbon emitted during the year. This achievement came about through a range of partnerships, including savannah burning projects managed by First Nations rangers in Arnhem Land.
Harnessing nature to reduce carbon emissions
We achieved carbon neutral certification from Climate Active for our offsetting partnerships, which include an entirely Aboriginal-owned, not-for-profit business undertaking traditional fire management to reduce emissions
The project in Arnhem Land involves reinstating traditional burning practices that demonstrate a significant reduction in carbon emissions along with social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits for Indigenous landowners.
Controlled burns are conducted early in the dry season, reducing fuel on the ground and establishing natural firebreaks that prevent bigger and uncontrolled wildfires later in the season.