Sustainable businesses have realised that it is not enough to ensure their practices are sustainable, they also must look to their supply chain and ensure they employ businesses that share their values.
Owners Corporations are major employers. Caretakers, plumbers, painters and much more all get engaged by owners corporations on a regular basis. However, few owners corporations consider the impact the services they employ have on the planet.
It is common for strata managers to obtain several quotes when work needs doing at a property. Most often we find the choice of whom to engage comes down to price primarily, but what if there was other criteria committees could consider?
Sustainably minded committees can choose to engage contractors who share their values. For example, Miss V, a cleaning company that services owners corporations, uses only non toxic cleaning supplies and arrives on bicycle wherever possible. Another example is Wheelie Bin Cleaning Man who follows EPA law on recycled water. They use clean hot water to clean bins and retain the waste water and dispose of it via EPA guidelines and use environmentally friendly products.
Committees can even choose to engage a carbon neutral owners corporation management company. The Knight is Climate Active certified as carbon neutral and has made its internal practices more sustainable and assisted clients in their journey. Read More…