As bushfires continue to rage across large parts of the country, the end of 2019 comes with a stark reminder that the planet is fragile and that we need to consider the environment in all our actions.
At Knauf we are committed to sustainable development and we have the environment and society in mind with everything we do. Our three focus areas within that are our operations, the solutions we provide and how that relates to the community.
In 2019 we took pride in our involvement with major sustainability initiatives that resonate with our vision and commitment.
Sponsoring the Women in Sustainability award at this year’s Sustainability Awards was a big highlight on Knauf’s sustainability calendar in 2019. The judges had a tough task on their hands in choosing the winner in this brand new category because the caliber of the entries received was very high. After much deliberation Natasha Mulcahy received the award at on a special Gala Night at The Star, Sydney.
Proudly part of the Carbon Neutral network
Knauf Australia is proud to be part of Climate Active network, backed by the Australian government. Knauf Australia MD Gavin Burton attended the launch of the new trademark in the Sydney Opera House on 15 November 2019.
The Climate Active brand is a simple yet powerful way for companies to demonstrate to customers and stakeholders that they have a credible and transparent claim of carbon neutrality.
Knauf Australia has been offering a carbon neutral option for customers since 2015.
To find out more about what being part of the Climate Active network means, click here.
At Knauf we realise that a commitment to sustainability means getting everybody involved. That is why we actively encourage staff members to participate in events and initiatives that support the cause.
On 20 September 2019 Knauf Australia supported employees who wished to participate in the monumental Global Climate Strike. It was a monumental day when thousands of Australian companies, trade unions, workers and students took to the streets to take a stand on the climate and biodiversity emergency by attending the strikes in the various locations.
A few Knauf employees also attended a special screening of 2040 – an upbeat documentary with an important message about the future of the planet. The screening was presented in the Sydney Opera House on Thursday 17 October by Green Building Council Australia in partnership with Interface – a global commercial flooring company pioneering in sustainability. Read more here.