Annual Information Statement 2017
Planet Ark Environmental Foundation
Section A: Charity Information
Basic Religious Charity:
Section B: Activities
Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Description of charity's activities and outcomes:
As it has done since its inception in 1992, Planet Ark has continued to work with individuals, community groups, governments, organisations and businesses throughout FY 2017. Our education and behavior change campaigns and programs aim to: Promote sustainable resource use, Encourage a low carbon lifestyle, and Connect people with nature. Highlights of the year in each of these three areas include: > the Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP), which Planet Ark developed in conjunction with GreenChip, to help packaging designers improve the recyclability of their packaging; > recycling the 25 millionth printer cartridge through our Cartridges 4 Planet Ark program with zero waste to landfill; >promoting the circular economy though our Make it Recycled campaign, which encourages the recycling of used office paper, and buying it back as a recycled product; 49,000 searches for business recycling services though our Business Recycling website. > Our installations of commercial scale photovoltaic cells under the Planet Ark Power program, which makes it possible for small business and other enterprises including schools to install solar with no upfront cost and reduced electricity bills; > our Make It Wood campaign hosted events in Sydney and Melbourne to promote the use of sustainably sourced wood, and we continue to work with local councils to adopt a wood encouragement policy; > enhancing our environment and connecting people with nature with over 300,000 people taking part in planting over one million native trees, grasses, shrubs and edible plants in Toyota's most successful Tree Day ever with more than 200 car dealers taking part. Also educating Australian businesses and the wider community on what and where to recycle via our information services including RecyclingNearYou, Business Recycling, National Recycling Week and Cartridges for Planet Ark. These services enjoyed over three million visits across the year. Motivating individuals and companies to recycle over 30 million printer cartridges, via Cartridges 4 Planet Ark since inception.
General community in Australia
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?
Section C: Human Resources
- Full time employees: 16
- Part time employees: 6
- Casual employees: 0
- Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 19
- Estimated number of volunteers: 10
Section D: Finance
Charity's 2017 reporting period:
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement:
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Comprehensive Income Statement summary
Donations and bequests:
Revenue from providing goods or services:
Revenue from government including grants:
Revenue from investments:
All other revenue:
Other income (for example, gains):
Total gross income:
Grants and donations made for use in Australia:
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia:
All other expenses:
Other comprehensive income:
Total comprehensive income:
Balance Sheet extract
Total current assets:
Non-current loans receivable:
Other non-current assets:
Total non-current assets:
Total current liabilities:
Non-current loans payable:
Other non-current liabilities:
Total non-current liabilities:
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Section E: Annual report
Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?