At Castle Chemicals, we are committed to ensuring that we fulfil the requirements of applicable Australian and International Standards, and we are guided by our company’s environmental policy and principles and guidelines of AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004 – Environmental Management Systems.
We believe that sound environmental performance contributes to our competitive strength and benefits our customers, our employees and the wider community.
To achieve our environmental goals we are committed to the principle of continual improvement and prevention of pollution. We have developed a framework to ensure that our activities and services comply with all applicable environmental standards and contribute to the well being of the communities in which we operate.
This policy is the cornerstone of our commitment to the environment. It will be communicated to all staff
throughout Castle Chemicals to ensure that all staff are involved in achieving our environmental objectives.
Sustainable Choice assists local government to integrate sustainability into their procurement systems and purchase sustainable products and services. Every purchase counts and Sustainable Choice can make it easier; it’s the responsible and sensible approach to procurement.
Sustainable procurement isn’t just about being ‘green’, nor is it limited to environmental impacts. Sustainable procurement is about good business practice that focuses on socially and ethically responsible procurement and delivering economically sound solutions while minimising an environmental impact.
For every procurement decision made, no matter how large or small, there is an impact other than the upfront financial outlay. Sustainable procurement takes into account the total purchase cost – economic, environmental and social within a wider framework of good governance. These four factors are together called the quadruple bottom line, referred to as QBL, which is at the heart of sustainable procurement.