Sustainability & Certifications
Sustainability at Rondo is about minimising our social and environmental impacts for the benefit of the business, its employees, its customers, stakeholders and the planet we live in.
Our vision is to build a sustainable business by constantly working not only towards improving the bottom-line, but also towards promoting and achieving a safer working environment for our people, by working towards becoming a sustainable business.
Rondo's goals for the future are to reduce the environmental footprint of our operations in order to achieve a healthier and safer working environment for our staff, customers and community by constantly seeking out ways to improve.
Rondo recognises our responsibility in making a genuine commitment to the environment, and aims to achieve and maintain a high standard of environmental care within all areas of its operations.
We are committed to being compliant with all laws, regulations and standards, adopting a consultative approach and communicating openly with all stakeholders on environmental issues.
As a business we are always looking for ways to continually improve our Environmental System in accordance with ISO 14001. We also manage all processes to minimise waste, promote reuse and recycling principles across the operation, and encourage environmental awareness with all Rondo staff and contractors.
Rondo is a member of the Sustainability Advantage program run by the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water and has been since 2007.
As market leader, we have a reputation for uncompromising quality and total code compliance.
What we do as part of this commitment
- Maintain certification of our Quality Management System to Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance ISO 9001 since June 1993.
- Only use recyclable materials in our products and packaging
- Recycled steel content in Rondo's product is maximised, without being detrimental to the quality of the product
- Is a member of the Australian Steel Institute's (ASI) Environmental Sustainability Charter. This allows Rondo customers access to steel credit points under the Green Building Council Assessment, provided 60% or more of material supplied is by Rondo
- Undertake independent NATA testing for VOC's where applicable and only ever uses E0 or E1 graded MDF in our products
Is expected to complete an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for all our products, end of August 2019. This will allow specifiers to assess the actual amount of energy consumed in manufacturing both raw material and finished goods, as well as packaging.
This is audited annually to ensure it is current and correct.
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.
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.