Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Planet Ark Environmental Foundation

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Environmental activities
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 2016. Our 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 launch of 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 first installation of commercial scale photovoltaic cells under the Planet Ark Power program, which makes it possible for small enterprises 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 305,000 people taking part in planting over 1.1 million native trees, grasses, shrubs and edible plants in Toyota's most successful Tree Day ever with 219 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.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 11
  • Part time employees: 5
  • Casual employees: 3
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 10

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from government including grants
All other revenue
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Other income (for example, gains)
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Employee expenses
Interest expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
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Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

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Non-current loans receivable
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