Our Journey to Climate Active Certification
March 14, 2022
As part of our commitment to positive climate action, the Hydroflux Group has achieved Climate Active Certification as a Carbon Neutral Organisation – an Australian first for a Water-Tech Organisation.
Hydroflux is a certified carbon neutral organization, what does that even mean?
It means we minimise our footprint to help you lower yours. We maintain an accurate and up to date inventory of emissions and continue to find new ways to reduce our emissions as much as possible, such as by reducing waste to landfill, using renewable energy and installing LED lighting, and by investing in projects that help to reduce emissions around the world. It means your carbon footprint isn’t impacted by partnering with us or using our services.
Our carbon neutral story
Hydroflux takes its climate responsibility seriously. Building on a long-term sustainability strategy, the Hydroflux Group recently became a certified carbon neutral business bringing its commitment to a brighter future. This has involved a comprehensive review of carbon emissions, identification of carbon reduction opportunities and a long term commitment to addressing climate change challenges.
Emissions are predominantly scope 3 in the supply chain and in purchased goods and services. Scope 2 electricity consumption is next largest followed by a small amount of scope 1 emissions, mainly transport fuel and refrigerant gases. our emissions reductions strategy focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable procurement, internal policies and procedures (e.g. minimizing travel and transitioning the vehicle fleet to EV) as well as improved waste management practices.
Hydroflux intends to remain at the forefront of research in the water industry with a particular focus on reducing emissions.
Our commitment to addressing climate change extends beyond reducing emissions and being carbon neutral. We also believe in supporting our people and our clients in their understanding of the impacts of climate change, and the risks it presents on both a personal and business level as well as the opportunities within their grasp.
About Climate Active
Climate Active is Australia’s initiative for climate action. It was established to grow awareness of a carbon neutral certification and to promote positive action on climate change. Its vision is to counter climate change with emissions reductions and offsets. As a partnership between Australian Government (administered by the Commonwealth Government, Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resource) it is the most credible way to prove a carbon neutral claim.
The Hydroflux Group consist of eleven specialist companies which aim to deliver the highest level of engineering and scientific knowhow to the emerging issues of sustainability, climate adaption and environmental protection with a specific focus on water and wastewater.
The Group employees over 100 staff and operates throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands with office locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland, Suva and Portsmouth