Australia is on track to deliver a zero-carbon economy by 2030. As we transition, the construction and maintenance industries are looking for proactive ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
Check out our 4 ways to reduce your carbon footprint on your next project:
1. Introduce carbon neutral gloves to your PPE list.
Each year the number of disposable gloves used across the world is estimated to be upwards of 300 billion.
As Australia transitions to a net zero carbon future, our innovations team works with supply chain partners to deliver our latest carbon neutral gloves – Traffi.
- Net zero carbon footprint
- Resistance to oil and water
- Plastic free packaging
- Washable design
2. Be visual and change your team’s mindset
As kids we have grown up with the reduce, re-use, recycle message drummed into us. By making your recycling practices visual you create team buy-in and ownership of the problem.
Changing a mindset is as simple as having visual cues and reminders on your site, whether this be displaying dedicated recycling and upcycling facilities, clear directional posters and guides or a staff training program – small changes in behaviour can have a big impact on your carbon footprint.
3. Reduce power consumption
Does that generator really need to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Set a schedule for operation or look at using electric lighting towers and hybrid generators to reduce your power consumption.
4. Offset what you can’t reduce
While planting trees and using devices that capture carbon dioxide greatly assist, business operations benefit from a wholistic approach to reducing their carbon footprint. This can include setting future targets and climate goals and avoiding unnecessary emissions.
Pledging to meet goals is an incentive that can be embraced by the wider company, and this should be a significant part of a high-quality net zero business plan