The Australian Steel Institute’s (ASI) Environmental Sustainability Charter (ESC) requires members to be independently audited annually. To retain membership members are audited based on their actions toward improvement and culture change in environmental management of their business operations.
The findings this year concluded that Rondo has ‘demonstrated its firm commitment to environmental management and improvement across operations in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and India. Rondo has continued to undertake environmental improvement initiatives, and demonstrated a strong commitment to influencing environmental improvement beyond its own impact, working with neighbouring sites and local government’.
Proudly, Rondo was accredited with a “Platinum” band achievement, which means that Rondo is ISO 14001 compliant, labelled as an industry leader and has met all Charter Commitments.
As a member of the Australian Steel Institute Environmental Sustainability Charter, Rondo’s business operations are audited annually in terms of our environmental management.
Findings from our audit this year concluded that Rondo has ‘a very solid EMS culture, awareness and commitment’ and that we are ‘demonstrating best practice and well positioned to influence its supply chain as an industry leader’.
Due to our glowing assessment, Rondo was accredited with a “Gold” band achievement, which is a strong indication to the industry of our commitment to environmental performance and our leadership in this area.
On the June 5, 2009, Rondo was proud to receive our first environmental acknowledgement, when Gonz Marquez, Rondo’s Quality and Environment Manager, accepted the Bronze Partnership Award from the Hon. Carmel Tebbutt MP, the NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Climate Change and the Environment.
Out of 300 organisations that applied, Rondo is one of 13 businesses to be handed the award of Bronze level in the recognition scheme, and the first to gain this title in the Metal Industry.
To meet the requirements of the recognition scheme, Rondo provided details on our environmental initiatives and the company’s commitment to these programs. Our submission included information on our on-site recycling strategies, Mission Zero program, Senior Management’s level of involvement and the communication of environmental initiatives to Rondo employees via internal publications and in-house toolbox meetings.
The acknowledgement is a great honour for all employees who have assisted in reviewing Rondo’s environmental footprint in the past 18 months, at the current St Mary’s site and also Rondo’s new Erskine Park site.
As Rondo continually looks for ways to improve the environmental footprint of our operations, this acknowledgement assures us that we are taking the right steps towards achieving the goals set out in our Mission Zero program.
On September 5, 2008 at the Hyatt Ball Room in Adelaide, Rondo attended the Australian Wall and Ceiling Industry Awards of Excellence dinner which had approximately 280 guests, including manufacturers, resellers, contractors, suppliers and government officials. Prior to the night, Rondo had applied to be nominated for the Health Safety Environment Award and was subsequently audited by SafeWork SA. SafeWork SA is a government body responsible for administering occupational health, safety & welfare, and industrial relations laws in South Australia.
A senior inspector from SafeWork visited the SA Rondo location for a few hours, investigating their practices and the way they monitor and maintain the Rondo site. At evaluation time, Rondo SA came out in great shape as SafeWork were extremely pleased with what Rondo has endeavored to do in it’s environment.
It was a great honour to have Rondo SA win the award and also receive an endorsement from the senior workplace inspector, who provided a short presentation covering the site, its practices and how they were most impressed with their findings. A rewarding experience for all of Rondo’s employees – especially considering that at the time of the audit they were also midway through office extensions.