The ASI Environmental Sustainability Charter (ESC) membership is open to companies with structural steelwork fabrication or processing facilities in Australia.
These companies commit to conduct their businesses along sustainable lines, demonstrate environmental responsibility and share their knowledge of sustainability with others.
Participation in the ESC results not only in improvements to companies’ environmental footprint, but improves their bottom line through initiatives such as energy efficiency, waste reduction and recycling.
Charter member companies’ commitment to continuous environmental improvement is audited once a year by an ASI nominated auditor. The annual audit is compulsory for the company to remain on the list of Charter members.
During the sustainability audit an ASI ESC company must demonstrate it is working on several of the following criteria:
It is not a prerequisite of the scheme for Charter signatories to be ASI members.
There is a biannual Environmental Sustainability Charter Fabricator Award. The winner of the 2017 award was GFC Industries with high commendations going to Civmec Construction & Engineering and Widgee Engineering.
Click here to see a video of ESC winner GFC Industries.