Creating a Sustainable Industry
GCW has a strong focus and passion to create a sustainable future for the Australian construction industry. By placing emphasis on our environmental considerations and actively working toward reducing our carbon footprint, we continue to strive to minimise the harmful impacts that the processes of the construction industry place on the environment. We believe that by having a hands-on proactive approach to the careful selection of materials, waste removal, reduction and recycling, we have created a vital foundation for sustainable building and construction practices. These methods not only consider our responsibility to the immediate environmental impact but also the wider impact for our company, local community and industry.
GCW operates in accordance to the Green Star Construction and Demolition Waste Reporting Criteria, which have been developed by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). This platform has changed the landscape of the waste industry, to a point where waste management has moved past a truck, a bin and a dump site and instead stimulates the industry to consider the environment in all aspects of building and construction. As a result of these improved systems, GCW continues to push the envelope as an industry leader of sustainable construction within our region.
As an organisation we work closely with Sustainability Victoria and EPA, to ensure our systems are audited and we are not only striving to meet the expectations of the new guidelines, but be at the forefront and push the envelope to be an industry leader. Our facility is a combination of passionate and hardworking manual labour, that carefully manage the primary sort to maximise on salvage and reuse. Then the utilisation of leading technology from around the world to process, refine and sort all waste to maximise recycling to levels required by the GBCA. Our facility is EPA taskforce compliant and is regularly inspected to ensure the highest of standards are maintained.
GCW continues to push the envelope as an industry leader of sustainable construction
With our accreditations, you can be sure our methods are sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Green Star compliance
ISO 14001 Certified
Green Building Council of Australia member
Working with EPA
The Worksafe Project in the heart of Geelong that we recently completed for Built, received a rating of 6 star “World Class” standard, which is the highest rating achievable by the GBCA standards. To help head contractors achieve this level of compliance, in accordance to the GBCA standards, we have massively improved and streamlined our systems and processes, which from an environmental perspective will change the way the construction industry handles waste. As an organisation we work closely with Sustainability Victoria and the EPA, to ensure our systems are suitably monitored, audited and updated whilst we continuously endeavour to comply and meet the expectations of the new guidelines.