We are passionate about making positive impacts for the betterment of the planet and continue to seek innovative ways to make our operations more sustainable.
Our focus on the environment is demonstrated through our Carbon Offset Program, which was launched in 2008. In the time since the program has directly contributed to the sequestration of hundreds of thousands of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere.
First partnering with Greenfleet, a leading carbon offset organisation (and the first of its kind in Australia), we have since expanded our program in 2020 to include partners; The Nature Conservancy and Carbon Positive Australia. Working with these partners, we invest in important restoration projects throughout Australia.
A long-term partner of ours since 2008, Greenfleet restores biodiverse native forests and animal habitats through ecosystem restoration. In 2021, our Carbon Offset Program donated over $795,000 to Greenfleet, contributing to approx. 53,000 tonnes of carbon being sequestered over the life of the forests. Through these donations, we’re able to support a number of site projects, including Anam Talamh on Bundjalung Country, restoring a critically endangered lowland forest.
A carbon offset partner since 2020, Carbon Positive Australia restores cleared and degraded land by planting native trees and shrubs that are local to the area.
Currently, 100% of donations go towards restoring 1350 hectares of cleared bushland at Eurardy Reserve in Western Australia back to its former natural glory. Eurardy Reserve is situated in one of only 35 global biodiversity hotspots, defined by the rare and declining fauna and flora found in this area. Restoring this site helps make this area more resilient to climate change by supporting the local ecology and sequestering CO2-e.
Read more about them below and check out their free step-by-step carbon footprint calculator that helps you understand your impact on the environment.
The Nature Conservancy has partnered with the SA Government and Smartgroup to deliver a project to restore an area in the Adelaide coastal wetlands. It’s the first blue carbon demonstration project in Australia and is the catalyst to establishing other blue carbon projects nationally. Blue carbon is estimated to sequester carbon at a rate faster than forests.
This project will restore natural tidal flows into stranded coastal wetlands creating new areas for mangrove and saltmarsh ecosystems.
With millions of Electric Vehicles (EVs) now on the roads around the world, it’s an industry that is continuing to grow – especially in Australia. The role EVs play in heading towards a more sustainable future is exciting; alongside our clients and customers, we want to be part of this movement.
Our strategy focuses on ensuring we provide the education and support to our clients and customers to ensure their transition to an EV is as seamless, cost-effective and simple as possible.