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Sustainability

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Workspace operates an Environmental Management System which is independently certified by TQCS International for conformance to AS/NZS ISO14001: 2004.

The company was among the first furniture manufacturers in Australia to be certified, in October 1991.

Workspace Environmental Policy

The Management and Employees of Workspace Commercial Furniture Pty Ltd undertake to ensure that their operations and product have minimal harmful impact on the environment, by:

    • Providing and maintaining a clean and safe workplace
    • Monitoring and controlling the consumption of energy
    • Monitoring and controlling the selection and usage of materials and processes
    • Monitoring and controlling the production and disposal of waste

The company ensures that it conforms to all relevant legal requirements for its operations, and sets and monitors objectives and targets for the prevention of pollution and for continual improvement of its Environmental Management System.
Persons who carry out work at the Company’s site on behalf of the Company are requested to comply with all Workspace environmental practices and procedures.
As part of each employee’s induction, a copy of this policy is provided, together with the training necessary to ensure that the company’s objectives and targets are achieved.

Workspace Commercial Furniture respects the environment and understands the importance of mitigating the impact our manufacturing processes might have on it.

Working harder than ever to reduce its ecological footprint, Workspace has adopted new sustainable business models and is constantly re-evaluating its products and processes.

The company has had its Track and Fusion workstation systems, Alpine furniture range and Tempo task chairs environmentally accredited, and is currently re-evaluating this program to improve this environmental standing even further.

We have put in place programs to monitor, improve and report on waste management, energy and water consumption.

In reducing, wherever possible, the waste that inevitably results from production processes, at Workspace we also divert as much as we can from landfill, and we are proud of our achievements so far… we always aimed for 90 percent of our waste to go for recycling, and our current 95 percent result is a credit to all our employees.

Other than recycling, Workspace also ensures it maintains a clean and safe workplace, monitoring and controlling the usage of materials and processes to maximise our efforts to avoid harming our environment. All employees have been provided with their own copy of the company’s policies, together with the necessary training to ensure all these objectives and targets are achieved.

 

Trevor Gould

Managing Director
23 September 2009

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