Club Central has committed to a Corporate Social Responsibility policy with the goal of reducing our impacts on society and the environment. To ensure this occurs the Clubs Mission Statement has been updated to include the protection of the environment.
Club Central has been recognised as a ‘Sustainable Advantage Bronze Partner’ joining a select group of business that can make this claim. Bronze partnership recognises business that go above and beyond what is considered normal green practises. This wouldn’t have been possible if not for the efforts of all staff supporting our green initiatives.
Some of our sustainability highlights include
• Forming a Green Team to challenge the business to be sustainable
• Recycling 50% of our total waste
• Reducing electrical consumption since 2009 by 25%
• Preventing 144 tonnes of Co2 from entering the atmosphere each year
• Our Hurstville commercial property ICC House has been awarded a 4.5 star NABERS energy rating
• Introducing a food waste processor to remove over 200kgs of food waste each day from of our landfill.
Click here to take a read of the latest Sustainability Central Newsletter 2017.
The Green Team
We’ve formed a ‘Green Team’ to challenge the business to become more environmentally friendly. So far the Green Team has implemented a comprehensive recycling program for all paper, cardboard, glass, cooking oil, plastic bottles and metal. If it’s recyclable we are doing it! All administration areas, back of house wash up areas, kitchens and the TAB are now recycling all waste consistently.
A Bin Trim audit performed in May 2016 highlighted that the Club is now recycling 50% of its total waste. This equates to 2981kg less waste per month or 35 tons per year.
To reduce our electrical consumption, we’ve installed LED smart lights, a 100 kilowatt solar energy system and retrofitted one of our chillers from 1100kW to 600kW making our air-conditioning more efficient. Our solar system provides enough electricity to power the Menai Club during daylight hours. We have saved 130,000 kWh and stopped 144 tonnes of Co2 from entering the atmosphere each year. Since 2009 the Club has reduced its electrical consumption by 25%, saved thousands of dollars and significantly reduced our impact on the environment.
4.5 Stars for Energy Efficiency
Our Hurstville commercial property ‘ICC House’ has been awarded a 4.5 star NABERS energy rating. This has been possible due to daily management of the Clubs energy usage. The Club has installed energy efficient lighting throughout and closely monitors the Clubs ‘Building Management Control System’ that monitors air-conditioning plant. The Club has worked long and hard to obtain this rating because we know the community demand local businesses to take responsibility for their impact on the environment.
ORCA Food Processing Unit
The Club has introduced a food processing unit called ORCA, which “digests” up to 110 kilos of food waste per day. Within 24 hours, this technology turns food waste into environmentally safe water that flows straight into the municipal sewage system.
The Club is also a member of Sustainability Advantage which is run by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The organisation provides advice on environmental best practices and run seminars throughout the year.
At Club Central we think the environment is important. We want our members to know that we are working hard every day on reducing our impact on the environment. We’d love to hear your ideas on ways you reduce impact on the environment. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org