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National Pollutant Inventory

Australia Current 1998

The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) requires industrial companies to report emissions and inventories for specific substances and fuel to regulatory authorities for inclusion in a public database.

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The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (SEWPaC) is working in partnership with state and territory governments to improve the NPI. As a basis for the enhancements, the NPI has undertaken consultation with a diverse range of stakeholders from around Australia. Consultation will be ongoing and stakeholders will continue to be involved, for example through testing elements of the enhancements.

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Target organization notes

Applies to the industrial companies

Industry scope notes

Heavy Industry

Disclosure venue

Data disclosure to government

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

Climate & GHG emissions, Materials & Resource Efficiency (circularity), Waste & Hazardous Substances, Water, Pollution, Environmental Compliance & Risk

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Product & Services Responsibility

ESG coverage- G (Governance)

Accountability, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Competitive Behaviour






Asia Pacific

Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Other e.g. action plan, strategy, programme, voluntary initiative

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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