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D. Data Outputs
D1 Data outputs
What are the principal outputs or data items to be produced? (D1)
Note. Refers to the main data items to be produced by the survey (eg turnover of business, satisfaction with a government program the business is participating in), how they will be cross-classified (eg by geography, industry, size, sector of business, etc) -- this could be in the form of a list of tables.
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- level of awareness and adoption of efficient environmental management across the industry;
- level of perceived barriers and inhibitors of efficient environmental management across the industry;
- attitudes and perceptions about environmental management;
- input and output environmental performance data in the most recent financial reporting period (cross-classified by business type);
- measurement of total production values in order to combine this with the input/output data to create eco-efficiency ratios for the industry.
Cross classification will depend on response rate to the survey. If sample sizes are too small then cross-classification will not be able to be made.
Business types include:
- hatchery, spat collection ( spat are the larval stages of invertebrate marine animals) and grow out production of:
- mussels (Green-lip abalone, Blue mussels, Oysters, Pearl Oysters);
- fish (Barramundi, Silver perch);
- crustaceans (Freshwater crayfish).
D2 Use of standards
What consideration has been given to the use of standards? Please specify. (D2)
Note. Should include standard data items (such as employment, housing, etc) and standard classifications (such as industry, geography, commodity, etc.). Should not include market research processing standards (see I2).
Standard data items and classifications considered include:
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- energy use measurement;
- waste minimisation measurement;
- water use measurement; and
- environmental accreditation/certification requirements.
The standards mentioned above are based on the 7 elements of eco-efficiency, as developed by the
World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The units that this information will be measured in are based on typical billing units (ie kWh, Gj, Kl) or from Commonwealth-based voluntary programs such as WasteWise etc.
D3 Data consistency
What consideration has been given to making data item definitions consistent between repeats of this survey or across other surveys? (D3)
Standard data items as described above have been used in this survey to ensure consistency with
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previous eco-efficiency surveys with other industry associations. These standard data items will be used in future repeats of this survey and across other eco-efficiency surveys in different industries.