Rondo will achieve this by committing to the following principles:
- Compliance with all laws, regulations and standards applicable to Rondo’s operation
- Adopting a consultative approach and communicating openly with all stakeholders on environmental issues.
- Developing a Safe and Sustainable culture across all levels of its operations and consulting with, educating, training and motivating staff, contractors and our supply chain regarding safe work practices and environmental responsibilities.
- Always considering environmental factors when planning or making operational decisions or changes in Rondo’s operations.
- Establish, document, implement, maintain and continually improve an Environmental Management system (EMS) in accordance with AS/NZS 14001:2004.
- Develop, maintain and review environmental objectives, targets and performance indicators.
- Managing all operational processes to minimize waste, promote reuse and recycling principles across the operation, while encouraging Environmental awareness with all Rondo staff and contractors.
Key environmental features at our National facility include:
- The Rondo Building – Best practice was used during construction and when selecting materials. Quality project planning for the new site was incorporated to ensure waste minimisation and waste sortation to maximise recycling and minimise contributions to landfill.
- Stormwater Recycling – The site collects stormwater from the roof run off which is re-used in all external hose bibs, landscape irrigation and toilet flushing.
- Safe Storage of Hazardous Materials – Hazardous liquid materials are stored in a bundled area which is roofed to prevent risk of spills/contamination entering the waterways via the Stormwater System.
- Natural light – Both the office and production/warehousing areas have been designed to incorporate a high level of natural light. This is interfaced with lighting controls which result in minimised electrical demand.
- Power Consumption – The main electrical feeds are provided with “Power Factor Correction”, and by balancing and harmonizing the electrical demand/consumption across the three phases of power supply, it results in a more efficient energy demand thereby reducing the ongoing carbon footprint of the operating facility.
- Solar Hot Water – Hot water to the main office/amenity building is supported by a solar heating system with storage and a gas booster. This is the most energy efficient form of hot water service currently available.
- Glazing and Sunscreens – Energy efficient double glazing is utilised in conjunction with external sunshading panels to minimise heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter, which in turn reduces air conditioning energy utilisation.
- Landscaping – Native species, appropriate to the area, have been used in order to limit the water demand and become self sufficient.