Victorian-based company GJK Facility Services has been recognised among Australia’s most sustainable organisations, winning the 2012 Yarra Sustainability Business Award.
GJK has implemented a range of strategies and practices designed to minimise the environmental impact of its operations, including the development of an Energy Action Plan and a detailed outline of how the company has reduced its energy consumption.
Actions taken by the company so far include:
• Converting to 50 percent renewable energy via government accredited Green Power
• Becoming signatories of City Switch Green Office, a national tenant energy efficiency program
• Regularly performing energy, water and transport audits
• Establishing an in-house Green Team to oversee the implementation of green principles and practices;
• Implementing an electronic reporting system, paperless communication and assisting clients to reduce their energy consumption.
“Winning this award was a challenge as we were shortlisted with such global giants as Ikea. Once again GJK’s dedicated team rose to the occasion,” commented GJK director George Stamas.
“The initiatives undertaken by our company not only affect our day to day business, but play a major role in our ability to provide services, empathetic to our clients sustainability needs and wants. It is one of our primary initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint for our clients and ourselves,” said Stamas.