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Appendix 2: Environmental Performance

CRDC has integrated the principles of ecologically sustainable development under section 516A of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) into its planning framework. As such, each of the measures of success within the CRDC program areas (outlined in the Strategic RD&E Plan) consider triple bottom line outputs. In line with this, the Annual Operational Plan 2019–20 was designed to ensure RD&E investments provide measurable economic, environmental and social benefits to the cotton industry and the wider community.

CRDC RD&E investments across economic, environmental and social performance outcomes

 12%.
2019–20

Performance outcomes

CRDC investment

Economic

$10,458

Environmental

$4,148

Social

$2,060

TOTAL

$16,666

CRDC program contribution to economic, environmental and social outcomes 2019–20 ($’000)

Contributions
CRDC programs

Economic
Investment total

Environmental
Investment total

Social
Investment total

Total
Investment total

Goal 1

$8,363

$3,266

$887

$12,515

Goal 2

$710

$403

$456

$1,569

Goal 3

$356

$145

$385

$886

Enabling Strategy 1

$864

$230

$234

$1,328

Enabling Strategy 2

$165

$103

$99

$366

TOTAL*

$10,458

$4,148

$2,060

$16,666

Percentage

63%

25%

12%

100%

* Excludes budgeted employee and supplier expenditure, and corporate research activities that support R&D planning and adoption.