Dedicated to minimising its impact on the environment and seeking improved future outcomes, Central Coast-based company Industree Group has introduced a number of significant sustainability initiatives, with more to come.
CEO Jon Fleming said Industree Group believed sustainability was the key to a brighter future and understood its responsibility in reducing its environmental footprint.
“Industree Group’s recycling and recovery activities require water, energy and other resources to function,” he said.
“Industree Group deploys innovative technologies, processes, and initiatives to responsibly manage and proactively mitigate the environmental impacts of these operations.”
A number of practical initiatives have been implemented by Industree Group including the installation of 96 solar panels at its warehouse, recycling all paper and cardboard products, reusing corrugated cardboard and cartons and reducing the use of stretch wrap with pallet bands and straps.
Industree Group has also partnered with TerraCycle, an international leader in recycling innovation to offer customers the opportunity to recycle PPE such as masks and protective eyewear.
Other initiatives include implementing energy-saving devices to reduce electricity use, minimising the use of water and carpooling among staff.
“We have also introduced an incentive program to encourage our workforce to purchase hybrid or electric vehicles, and we will install a charging station once we have more electric vehicles in our fleet,” Fleming said.
Industree Group is also dedicated to gaining significant accreditations and certificates.
Some of these highly sought after and prestigious awards and accreditations include Silver Status Ecovadis certification as well as SCS Responsible Forestry Certified / Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certifications.
Industree Group has been a carbon-zero-certified company since 2011, meaning that its entire carbon footprint/emissions are offset to counter its impact on the environment.
“Our employees, customers and partners are our greatest asset,” Fleming said.
“At Industree Group, we continue to strive to provide a safe place to work.
“We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and child labour and are fully committed to preventing slavery, human trafficking and child labour in our operation and supply chain.”
Over the next 12 months, Industree Group plans to roll out a staff wellness program and a new return to work program.
It is also a major sponsor for the largest step challenge #MOVEAGAINSTCANCER 2023.
Industree Group is involved in a variety of partnerships including Industree Group Stadium, Manly Sea Eagles and more.
It has recently partnered with world champion surfer Molly Picklum as a sustainability and brand ambassador.
Fleming urged the community to join the company in helping to make a difference.
“Whether it’s reducing your energy consumption, recycling more, or supporting sustainable-focused businesses, we all have a role to play in creating a greener future,” Fleming said.
“Together, we can make a difference and create a healthy, happy, and sustainable world for many generations to come.”