Sustainability

Sustainability

GJK Facility Services is committed to improving Sustainability performance of the organisation through promoting a culture of sustainability, managing our operations in a manner that minimizes our environmental impact and enabling the integration of sustainable principles and practices to our day to day activities.  GJK also demonstrates commitment to sustainability through:

  • Ensuring sustainability is reflected in strategic documents.
  • Releasing a Sustainability Report using the GRI G3 Guidelines.
  • Training and support in sustainability principles and practices.
  • Fostering a culture of sustainability and reducing GJK’s ecological footprint through carbon monitoring.
  • Joining a global network and enhancing our commitment to transparency, accountability and sustainable development.

GJK Facility Services is now amongst one of the first organisations in recognising the global significance of IFMA Foundation’s Green Cleaning Principles.

By adopting the green cleaning principles, GJK continues to provide ongoing improvements in sustainable practices and triple bottom line outcomes.

GRI has pioneered the development of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting framework (G3) and
is committed to its continuous improvement and application worldwide. This framework sets out the principles and indicators which organisations use to measure and report on their economic, environmental and social performance. These Guidelines have become the ‘gold standard’ of reporting and are the most used, credible and trusted framework within the world.

In July 2012, GJK released their first Sustainability Report “The Way to A Cleaner Future” and are proud to be the first organisation in Australia within their industry to achieve this. This report has an approved C Level Application check by GRI and outlines our environmental impact which quantifies the mitigation and reduction results we have achieved in carbon emissions, fuel and energy savings.

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GJK Promotes the Use of Sustainable Chemicals

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August 14, 2015

Not only does GJK Facility Services lead the way in offering cleaning and other soft services, but it also recognises that sustainability is essential for the industry it operates within. The organisation implements an Environmental Management System and a Green Procurement Policy which ensures all materials sourced are environmentally friendly, reduce the wastage of water and energy and limit chemicals discharged into the environment.

The organisation strives to use biodegradable, sustainable, and environmentally preferable products as well as implementing strategies that ensure there are no chemical waste, reduced energy consumption and paperless communications to just scan the tip of the iceberg. Green chemicals that the company use include Bio + Green Crystals and Solucare, which are waste free, not harmful to humans or the environment.

GJK head office has converted to 50% renewable energy and created an Energy Action Plan so that it can continue to reduce its emissions. The company has created a guideline to promote the use of Green Equipment itself and for its clients, staff are also encouraged under a “lights off policy,” to turn lights on only in a particular area they are attending to.

This level of service has seen GJK Facility Services recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Sustainability in The Australian Business Awards 2015.

For further information regarding this award please visit:

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2012 Yarra Sustainability Awards

GJK was delighted to accept the Excellence in Sustainability Business Award Winner for 2012 from the City of Yarra.
Click to read more about this award.

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