Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

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As a chemical producer, Cleveland takes pride in meeting the highest environmental standards set by all relevant Australian industry governing bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Water Board.

Our management and ownership board are focussed on ensuring Cleveland operates in an ecologically sustainable manner and complies with all Federal, State and Local Government environmental legislation, policies and initiatives.  

alt We work closely with the Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW (DEC) and Workcover to ensure improvements in efficiency and safety in both our business and the industry as a whole.

alt Cleveland provides executive leadership to Workcover’s Chemical Industry Advisory Committee which meets regularly to address safety.

alt For over 15 years, Cleveland has been utilizing rainwater collection tanks to supply pure filtered rain water to our manufacturing plant.  We recently introduced new initiatives in water management with the installation of a new water treatment filter in our Sydney manufacturing facility.  In July 2009 we installed discharge flow metering in our production facility in order to reduce 'grey water' emissions discharged during our manufacturing process.

alt We are currently investigating ISO14001 compliance which is an internationally recognised environmental management standard. While offering biodegradable products and continually researching better environmental solutions such as reduced water usage, the primary objective is providing socially responsible products that work effectively and efficiently.

alt Our efforts extend to recycling packaging and we buy and use recycled materials when safe to do so. We recycle all paper, cardboard, metal and as much plastics packaging waste as possible.

alt Whilst we are not able to recycle customers' old containers, we can advise customers on how to create a more environmentally sound workplace by utilising disposal or recycling options for supplied packaging.

 

Economic Sustainability

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alt We are proud to be an Australian Manufacturer of quality products, supporting local Australian businesses and the communities that they serve.

alt Proudly Australian owned and in operation since 1966 under the same ownership structure and qualified management team, Cleveland is a stable business operating in both Capital Cities and Regional Australia.

alt Where possible we only use local suppliers and locally sourced products.  We employ a broad range of people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures in metropolitan, regional and rural Australia.

alt We endeavour to support the development of Australian skills through vocational educational support which is offered equally to all employees regardless of age, sex, race or educational experience.

alt Products that do not meet our rigorous high quality standards for sale but are still acceptable for use are rarely disposed. We make these products available to charities and disadvantaged community groups both locally and internationally and have been sent as far afield as Africa.