Mater Health Services' efforts to boost our sustainability practices were recognised by Business South Bank by winning the 2011 Business South Bank (BSB) Sustainability Award.
Sustainability Manager Chris Hill said he was delighted Mater had been honoured by Business South Bank for its comprehensive approach to water, energy and waste management across campus.
"While we are still relatively early in our sustainable journey, changes made at different levels of the organisation are starting to gather momentum," Mr Hill said. "Our next focus will be on consumption management, with an aim to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing energy loads throughout Mater."
Some of the key initiatives Mater has implemented in the past 12 months include:
- The 'Turn it off' campaign encouraging staff to switch off lights, computers and air-conditioning at the end of the day.
- The negotiation of a new waste contract which will lead to segregation and recycling of waste across all of Mater.
- Encouraging staff to use videoconferencing rather than travel to other sites for meetings to reduce carbon emissions.