The ASI’s Environmental Sustainability Charter (ESC) requires members to the Charter to be independently audited to the system annually to retain membership and to demonstrate continual improvement and culture change in environmental management of their business operations.
The EMS process is designed to get steelwork Fabricators focussed on environmental improvement projects to better their environmental and as a by-product their business performance
The audit includes a desktop review of documents prepared under the ASI’s EMS Mentor and desk audit with the fabricator’s ESC responsible personnel. The audit is designed to meet the requirements of the GBCA requirement for demonstration of continuous environmental improvement. The auditor seeks evidence of environmental awareness, management commitment to continual improvement, as well as adherence to the ESC principles.
Feedback is given with regard to general findings, requirements (actions required to retain membership) and recommendations for future focus areas.
General Findings of the Audit; The EMS is well managed and methodical. All requirements of audit met.
"The Environmental Sustainability Charter Group is made up of steel industry companies that have committed themselves to the Environmental Sustainability Charter (ESC). The Australian Steel Institute (ASI) has worked with the Australian Green Building Council (GBCA) to revise the Steel Credit available under the Green Star building rating system. There is a credit point available for builders who utilise fabricators who are members of the ASI's Environmental Sustainability Charter Group" said Dr Anthony Sive - Managing Director of NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure.
NEPEAN Building & Infrastructure has attained the highest level of accreditation, the Platinum Level, a level only currently attained by 5 companies in Australia.