Our 67th Annual Report presents details of the activities we have conducted and our overall performance throughout 2014–15.
Part 1: Overview
Performing high-quality science that delivers results with relevance and impact across areas of importance for Australia, is what drives us each and every day.
Foreward by the Chairman
As Australia’s national science agency we’ve been solving issues for the nation for almost a century. Our ability to achieve results and deliver solutions is shown by the quality of our research and our strengths lie in building multidisciplinary expert teams to tackle complex challenges facing Australia and the world.
Chief Executive's report
My first year as Chief Executive has been an extraordinary experience.
Highlights of 2014-15
We’re Australia’s leading multidisciplinary research organisation, with more than 5000 talented people working out of 55 centres in Australia and internationally furthering our mission to deliver innovative solutions for industry, society and the environment.
Our locations and global achievements
Since 1926, we have sought to solve problems that matter to Australia and the world and generate positive impact for today and tomorrow. In 2014–15 we continued this legacy. Here are just some examples of our international impacts.
Our organisational structure
CSIRO business units and executive leaders as at 30 June 2015.
Part 2: Our performance
As a trusted advisor on the big issues facing the nation, CSIRO and its people continue to play a key role in Australia’s productivity and competitiveness.
Measuring our performance
A high-level summary of how we monitor our performance.
Our performance against the planned activities within our four-year Strategy.
Client and stakeholder engagement
Our collaborations with customers, partners and stakeholders around the world are critical to our success.
Performance of Portfolio Budget Programs
Our performance against the deliverables and key performance indicators as agreed to with Government.
Part 3: Our organisation
At CSIRO we exist to make a positive impact and want the legacy of our work to last for many generations. We’re committed to nurturing a work environment where people, innovation, collaboration and performance thrive.
Management and accountability
Read about CSIRO's management and accountability in the 2014-2015 Annual Report.
This section lists the CSIRO Board during the 2014 - 2015 period.
Executive Team membership
This section lists the CSIRO Executive Team during the 2014 - 2015 period.
Health and safety
At CSIRO we aspire to Zero Harm and are committed to the safety, health and wellbeing of our people, partners, customers and the environment.
CSIRO has established an aggressive 20 per cent carbon emission reduction target, measured against business as usual projections and to achieved by the end of June 2020.
Our people and culture are fundamental to our current and future success in delivering positive impact for Australia and humanity.
Awards and honours
Outstanding performance in research is recognised by various international and national award schemes.
Part 5: Appendices
Part five of the CSIRO Annual Report 2014–15: Appendices.
CSIRO’s Service Charter describes the standards of service we aim to deliver to our customers and our commitment to ensuring that these standards are maintained.
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) provides the public with a general right of access to documents held by Australian Government agencies including CSIRO.
CSIRO engages consultants where it lacks specialist expertise or when independent research, review or assessment is required.
Science and Industry Endowment Fund Annual Report 2014-15
Find out more about the Science and Industry Endowment Fund in the 2014 - 2015 Annual Report - Appendix 4.
Full list of CSIRO locations
At 30 June 2015, CSIRO had 55 locations across Australia and overseas.
Part 6: Indexes
Part six of the CSIRO Annual Report 2014-15, containing acronyms, the glossary and CSIRO contacts.
The definitions of the acronyms used in the CSIRO Annual Report 2014 - 15.
A glossary of terms used in the CSIRO Annual Report 2014-15.
Compliance index: statutory reporting requirements
The index below shows compliance with information requirements contained in section 46 of the Public Governance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Rule 2014.
The CSIRO Annual Report 2014-15 contacts.