At Qudos Bank, we are committed to supporting a range of environmental initiatives aimed at combating climate change and reducing carbon emissions. By partnering with like-minded organisations, we strive to protect the environment and ensure a healthier planet for future generations. Additionally, we are actively enhancing our banking services to minimise our carbon footprint wherever possible.

Climate Active

As of September 2023, Qudos Bank is proud to have achieved Climate Active certification for our products, services, events and business operations.

Climate Active certification means we’ve reduced our emissions where possible and compensated for the remainder by investing in carbon offset projects to fully balance all emissions for our corporate activities.

To showcase our commitment to environmental responsibility, we’re proud to have purchased carbon offsets worth over $61,000 in 2023 on one of Tasman Environmental Markets’ (TEM) Human-Induced Regeneration (HIR) projects in southwest Queensland. The purpose of this project is to focus on restoring native vegetation and the reduction of carbon emissions.

At Qudos Bank, we recognise that there is an urgent need to combat climate change. By purchasing carbon offsets from TEM’s Native Forest Regeneration project, this promotes biodiversity conservation and habitat restoration for native wildlife. Engaging in this partnership reinforces our dedication to creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

ReForest Now

In 2023, we donated $15,000 to ReForest Now to support their ongoing work in the regeneration of endangered rainforests in Australia.

We also made a donation of $10,000 in 2022 to support ReForest Now’s 5-year Banyula (“Place of many trees”) project to restore the Booyong Nature Reserve near Clunes, NSW. The reserve represents less than 1% of the original extent of the Big Scrub rainforest, which used to cover most of the Northern Rivers region. It has been identified as a critically endangered ecosystem.

ReForest Now have partnered up with landholder, Saratini Farms, to restore the ecosystem by planting 300,000 rainforest trees with up to 160 diverse species by mid-2023, and maintain these 300,000 rainforest trees by fighting weed competition over the next 5 years.

To learn more about the project, please watch the video. We’re excited that our contribution will be going towards the project and look forward to the positive outcomes ReForest Now will create as a result of their efforts.


Paperless banking

Over 6.5 tonnes of paper and cardboard are sent to landfill each year by Australians1, that’s why supporting the environment and taking practical action against the use of paper is important to us at Qudos Bank. The growing reliance in digital services has allowed us to go paperless with our Annual Report, MyQ Newsletter, important notifications and now statements, reducing environmental pollution meaning more savings back to our customers and back to the planet.

We encourage customers to opt for eStatements wherever possible to help us on our paperless journey.

We aim to continue building on a paperless environment by communicating with our customers electronically (when possible), that’s why it is important to ensure your details are up to date. To find out how to update your details visit the FAQs section of our website.


Qudos Bank Around the Office

At Qudos Bank we believe sustainability is essential now and into the future, that’s why we have incorporated a range of sustainable practices into our every day activities including:

  • Recycling our toner cartridges from printers around our Head Office
  • Recycling our coffee pods
  • Reducing printing and using recycled paper when printing is required
  • Using motion detector lighting around our Head Office to save on energy
  • Our Head Office building is NABAR 4.5 star and 4 star green rating
  • All new staff get a reusable keep cup

We are continually looking for new ways to improve our sustainable practices.



Qudos Bank has worked with Greenfleet for 15 years! Greenfleet is a leading not-for-profit environmental organisation focused on protecting our climate by restoring our forests.

We recognise the importance of playing an active role in helping our environment and are proud to take practical action by partnering with Greenfleet.

Each year, Qudos Bank offsets enough carbon emissions to cover 1 car per employee and all our work-related air travel. This year, Greenfleet will plant native trees on our behalf to help establish biodiverse forests and offset 1,171 tonnes of CO2-e. We are proud to report that we have now offset more than 16,000 tonnes of carbon through Greenfleet’s reforestation projects resulting in the planting of around 56,000 native trees .

Greenfleet has been taking climate action for over 25 years and since 1997 has planted 10.3 million native trees across 550 biodiverse forests in Australia and New Zealand. These forests are legally protected for up to 100 years and will capture more than 4.4 million tonnes of CO2-e over their lifetimes.


Arena Sustainability

Qudos Bank Arena is a proud partner of AEG earth1, AEG’s corporate sustainability program.

The Arena conduct a range of activities to support sustainable practices including;

  • Exchanging environmental best practices with other venues
  • Encouraging staff to participate in community clean ups
  • Tracking environmental performance on a monthly basis, measuring energy consumption, water usage, and waste diversion
  • Contributing to AEG's progress towards its 2020 Environmental Goals

To continue to support the environment, Qudos Bank invest in EPI bags which consist of biodegradable plastics and are compatible with existing recycling operations. These EPI bags are used at the Qudos Bank Arena when attendees purchase any kind of merchandise.

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