MAVREX ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY


Our Social Responsibility

Mavrex is proud to be a part of the local communities in which we undertake our activities and feel it is important to play a role in the fabric of this great Nation. We develop and maintain strong connections to the community, the land, air and water. In our business projects we try to match our practices to the needs of the community and environment where possible.
We aim to maintain a high level of custodial responsibility by providing beneficial policies and procedures to meet sustainable practices in everything we do.

Our Commitment to Sustainability
Mavrex has a commitment to the continual development and implementation of effective sustainability solutions in our business processes and practices. This includes initiatives within the workplace and also through all of our project management processes.  It is our policy at Mavrex that we actively pursue methods of minimising our cost to the environment and building them into our daily practices.

Our Impact On The Environment
At Mavrex, our core business is based around residential, commercial and hospitality developments. We are ultimately making an impact on the environment through our design and construction processes. Our goal is to minimise our effect on the environment through adhering to current policies on sustainable practices and also identifying new initiatives to minimise our environmental footprint.

 

MAVREX INTERNAL BUSINESS PRACTICES

Human Resources Management
Ensure an environmental component is included in:
– Recruitment processes – attract and retain employees who have a sustainability focus,
– Job Descriptions: inclusive of sustainability focus and employee responsibilities,
– Training:  Induction, OH&S, periodical training modules.
Measured by:
– Document management of employee files to include: job description, the number of training modules completed, additional information on sustainability,
– Performance Reviews to include measured outcomes of meeting job and company sustainability practices.


VEHICLE / FLEET MANAGEMENT

Buying and Leasing:
– Conduct an annual review of vehicles and ascertain value or requirement of need for the business,
– Buy or lease vehicles that are relevant for the work associated, efficient on fuel usage,
– Utilise advise from websites such as ww.greenvehiclesguide.gov.au for guidance on vehicle types that reduce financial expenditure and environmental impact.

Fuel Consumption:
– Where possible, utilise E10 fuel type or best alternative to ensure usage of most environmentally friendly emissions.
– Practice efficient driving to save money on fuel, and environmental emissions output by driving vehicle sensibly, limiting brake usage, avoiding areas of congestion where possible, and do not leave motor running on car if not necessary.

Office Waste Management:
– Where possible, opt for electronic document management rather than printing,
– Recycle and reuse:  consider recycling paper for internal printing of documents.
– Print on recycled paper where possible,
– Consider recycling options when disposing of waste materials.
Measured by:
– Management team review of effectiveness.

Energy Efficiency:
– Turn off computers when not in use,
– Turn off lights when not in use; use energy efficient light fixtures,
– Opt for fresh air instead of air condition if possible.
Measured by:
– Reduction in electrical and heating bills.
– External Business Practices.

Construction Waste Management
Externally:
– Demolition Waste: dispose of thoughtfully and aligned to Australian legislations,
Asbestos Demolition Waste: dispose of under Australian legislation requirements,
– Usage of suppliers who meet our environmental policy of sustainable waste management, such as ‘green’ skip bins (www.quickskips.com.au), is an important process to ensure our wastage disposal and environmental footprint is minimized.
Measured by:
– Management quality assurance and OH&S reporting.

Suppliers
At Mavrex we focus on working with suppliers who provide environmentally beneficial products, and preferably work toward meeting their own internal sustainability program that is aligned to ours.
– Usage of raw construction products that are identified as environmentally friendly or promoting sustainable production methods (including material selection, energy and water efficient products),
– Accessing information on sources of sustainable building and construction supplies (e.g. RIC Good Wood Guide).
Measured by:
– Inventory / purchase order information.

Clients / Customers
– Encourage clients to consider sustainable products and solutions as a part of their construction choices by providing alternative, sustainable options for construction products and processes.
Measured by:
– Internal document review of Customer Liaison project documentation.
– Inventory / purchase order information.
– Program success of joint ventures, as per agreed objectives per venture.