Sustainable Environmental Impacts

Sustainable Environmental Impacts

At FastAid, Sustainability is about always getting better at doing the right things. And part of that is accepting our responsibility to do what we can for a more sustainable environment. Our Environmental Sustainability Strategy is built on three principles; measure, reduce and offset.

Whilst we appreciate the fact that we are a small business operating in a very large landscape, we understand our responsibility to do what we can to minimise our impact on the environment.

We have engaged a 100% carbon neutral energy provider, accredited under the government’s Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard, who also has been awarded Australia’s greenest power company in 2020 by Finder and previously recognised by Greenpeace for three years running. (1)

We are proud of the fact that our third-party warehouse and distribution centre in Eastern Creek, New South Wales is a five-star certified building by Green Star, an internationally recognised sustainability rating system for buildings. Green Star rated buildings use 66% less electricity (2) and 62% fewer greenhouse gas emissions (2) than average Australian city buildings, contributing to reducing our environmental impact whilst also improving the health and wellbeing of occupants. Our distribution facility is also nearing achievement of a 100% electrified forklift and manual handling fleet, contributing to a cleaner, safer and more efficient work environment.

By the end of CY2021 we are aiming for 100% alignment with the 2025 National Packaging Targets including: 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging, and 70% of plastic packaging being recycled or composted. (3) We are serious about our journey towards a circular economy for packaging, ensuring our packaging is sustainable and contributing towards reducing landfill. We are also actively working on our new LOOP concept, a cyclic first aid waste diversion program to recycle first aid kit cases, consumables, and consumable packaging waste, offering Australia a more sustainable way to do workplace first aid.

Through applying our measure, reduce and offset principles,

We will achieve
100% Carbon Neutral
status by 2023.

Reducing waste and supporting recycling

Reducing waste is a global concern that is important to both FastAid and our customers. We are passionate about promoting a circular economy to reduce landfill and use resources wisely.

Procurement Policies

Our Ethical Sourcing & Modern Slavery Policy ensures that we only engage suppliers that act with environmental responsibility. The policy ensures that, as a minimum, suppliers comply with all applicable laws and regulations relating to the environmental impacts of their business and that waste is minimised and items recycled whenever this is practicable.

Energy Efficiency

We understand the impact that energy production has on the environment and a proactively engaging in initiatives to reduce energy consumption and support renewable energy.

1): Powershop 2020
(2): Value of Green Star: A decade of environmental benefits, Green Building Council of Australia (2013).