SFM has been awarded Bronze Partner status in the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s Sustainability Advantage Program after joining the program on a voluntary basis 12 months ago. The Sustainability Advantage Recognition Scheme is open to all businesses based in NSW and acknowledges organisations who have committed to achieving real environmental improvements.
The initial phase of the program looked at mapping the strengths and weaknesses of SFM’s environmental practices to identify areas with opportunity for improvement. It was identified that SFM could do more in the area of sustainable procurement and waste management on the site. It was also acknowledged that SFM should be doing more to address the issue of plastic pollution by eliminating single use plastic and implementing green alternatives. As a result, SFM commissioned a project to develop a business case for the elimination of tenant plastic packaging and the potential for creating an organic compostable waste stream that could divert food waste from landfill.
The Bronze Partnership was formally announced at a gala event held at Sydney Opera House on 26 June 2019. SFM’s goal is to continue to improve our environmental practices and strive to achieve Silver Partner recognition in the future. For more information on the Sustainability Advantage Program, please visit the Office of Environment and Heritage website.