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Capital S.M.A.R.T applauded for sustainability practices


Capital S.M.A.R.T's environmental practices have received an accolade in the Victorian Government's Strategic Audit of Environmental management systems, released this month. The Audit is conducted by the Commissioner for Environment Sustainability, an independent statutory office, and looks at Victorian Government departments and agencies, but also includes international examples of best practice. The Commissioner seeks to enhance knowledge and understanding of issues relating to the social, economic and environmental aspects of an ecologically sustainable future for Victoria. In her report the Commissioner highlights the Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability, which is now in its 7th year and says the 2012 awards were made to some expected and some unexpected enterprises, including Capital S.M.A.R.T. The Commissioner notes that: "environmental sustainability was a key element in the design of S.M.A.R.T equipment and the new business model and Capital S.M.A.R.T management wanted to be ahead of any industry regulation. Business operations use almost 50 per cent less energy and generate approximately 30 per cent less CO2 emissions per repair. In every area, equipment has been designed or modified to address sustainability issues – including emissions, energy, waste, noise and water." Chief Executive Officer, Norman Moss said the endorsement from Victoria's Environmental Sustainability Commissioner was further recognition of S.M.A.R.T's focus on improving sustainability. "We are proud of our industry leadership in sustainability and are continuing to look for ways to improve the next generation of our equipment and processes." To read the entire report click on the link Commissioner for Environment Sustainability