Bar Fridges Australia recognizes that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods. We will encourage customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same. Bar Fridges Australia are committed to developing and marketing products which have excellent environmental characteristics and which set the standards for current best practice. Bar Fridges Australia understands that the greatest contribution it can make is to build products that are more efficient and sustainable.

Responsibility

Cory Allan, Managing Director, is responsible for ensuring that this environmental policy is implemented, however, all employees in Australi5 and all operational locations within Europe have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the aims and objectives of this policy are met.

Why this Policy is Important

Compliance with this policy will allow Bar Fridges Australia to achieve the following positive impacts

  • Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements
  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance
  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions
  • Increase employee awareness and training

Paper

We will:

  • Minimize the use of paper in the office. We are aiming to be as paper free as possible by 2025 and are investing in double monitor screens to help us reach this goal
  • Reduce packaging as much as possible, already a member of APCO which sets targets and monitors all packaging used in our products.
  • Seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products
  • Reuse and recycle all paper where possible

Energy and Water

We will seek to:

Reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible –

We have already invested in a 32 KW solar panel system for our warehouse and office.

Lighting -

  • Replaced all warehouse lighting with LED's.
  • All computers and lighting are only used when needed

Heating –

  • Adjust heating with energy consumption in mindt

Office and Warehouse Equipment –

  • Take energy consumption and efficiency of new products into account when purchasing them

Office Supplies

We will:

  • Favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible
  • Reuse and recycle everything we are able to including all EPS foam and plastic wrap

Transportation

We will:

  • Promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing

Maintenance and cleaning

We will:

  • Only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste

Monitoring and improvement

We will:

  • Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements
  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance
  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions
  • Increase employee awareness through training
  • Review this policy and any related business issues at monthly management meetings

Culture

We will:

  • Update this policy at least once annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders where necessary
  • Work with suppliers. Contractors and subcontractors to improve their environmental performance

Cory Allan
Managing Director

11th Jan 2022 – next review Jan 2023