What to do with an Environmental Policy

Jun 6, 2015 | News

My co-director and I talk weekly about how we can lessen our impact on the environment and create the most sustainable construction company we can. Over time we have put in place systems and procedures that ensure we do this but we have come to the realization we need it in writing.

We had a discussion a few weeks ago and came to the conclusion that we really need to get an environmental policy written, so we can really be known to do all we can do to preserve our environment and ensure the directors of the company aren’t the only one’s working to improve our level of sustainability.

So we now have a great new environmental policy written by Open Space consulting and now the work begins, we now have the guidelines that we must conform to and ensure everybody in the company conforms too. It’s not something we have written, place it on the top shelf and tell everyone we have an environmental policy and never look at it again. It’s time to implement and constantly review!

The percentage of companies that have an environmental policy is very, very low. But to have one and do nothing with it gives a company the complacency that they are doing something to positively improve their environmental impact, which is often purely misleading and false.

We look forward to constantly improving upon our policy to create a highly conscious community in and around Sustainable Homes Melbourne

Follow us on

You may also like

Energy Efficient Homes In Australia

Energy Efficient Homes In Australia

Don’t those words sound sweet, especially this time of year when most of us are fretting about our winter energy bills. If only Builder’s were thinking about energy efficient homes 100 years ago… or even 50 years ago… forget that, how about 20 years ago! Twas the year...

Tips To Making An Energy Efficient Home

Tips To Making An Energy Efficient Home

Don’t make the biggest investment of your life without thinking about this. When you buy a car you consider the mileage per tank. When you buy a fridge you look at how many star energy ratings it has. When you purchase, build or renovate a home do you consider the...

Don’t Miss Our Feature In Sanctuary Magazine!

Don’t Miss Our Feature In Sanctuary Magazine!

G'day, We have to share the latest issue of Sanctuary magazine (their 50th issue) with you. It features two of our favourite sustainable home builds from 2018 in Clifton Hill. Revisiting these two incredible homes brings back some great memories of this project and...

10 Things you must know before building a sustainable home