Studco's Commitment To Environmental Responsibility
The management team at Studco have long held the view that caring for the environment is a corporate responsibility.
In fact, responsibility of and caring for the environment in which we live is a Studco hallmark which is promoted at every level of our business.
Studco has developed a comprehensive Environmental Policy in accordance with ISO14001 which includes a balanced and realistic view of the real issues and a commitment to pursuing a high standard of environmental management throughout our operations to minimize the impact of our activities on the environment. Click to view the STUDCO ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY.
Some Facts On Studco's Raw Materials
Building with steel offers many environmental advantages over other building materials. Studco's supplier of choice for raw materials is BlueScope Steel, an Australian manufacturer with a global reputation for premium quality and environmental leadership.
Every year for the past five years, BlueScope Steel has recycled the equivalent of 30% of their annual raw steel production output.
The raw materials used in most Studco products contain a considerable amount of recycled steel. Steel is the most recycled material in the world. By volume, more steel is recycled than all other major recyclable materials combined, including aluminium, glass and paper.
Studco's Manufacturing Processes
All of our products are manufactured under an ethical and stringent Environmental Policy that starts at management level and permeates through every department of our company, thereby building an 'environmentally aware' business culture.
Whilst our modern manufacturing facilities and production systems are designed to create minimum wastage, any wastage that does occur is recycled or diverted from landfill.
Studco regularly reviews the manufacturing practises employed in order to minimize any negative impacts we may have on the environment and we have implemented pollution prevention practices through the efficient use of resources and the reduction of emissions and waste.
You Can Build Green With Studco Products
Little or no waste occurs when installing Studco's products on-site, thanks to our large range of special length products and our complete building system solution that is self-contained without relying on third parties suppliers beyond our control. Most building sites now offer builders a scrap metal disposal point, allowing builders to recycle any wastage that may occur.
Our products do not require chemical treatment, pesticides or toxin additives to make them resistant the termites or vermin and steel framing has been recognised as being good for indoor air quality.
By using Studco's range of lightweight steel building systems, you can achieve up to 50% in weight saving, allowing a lighter and smaller supporting structure.
You can also now earn green star points by using Studco products, under the Green Building Council of Australia's (GBCA) revised steel credit points rating scheme. Studco continuous improvement program regularly reviews our supply chain methodology to enable our customers to enjoy maximum benefit under the Green Star scheme.
Studco is also developing a range of products designed to fulfill the BCA Energy Efficiency provisions. These guidelines promote building practices that reduce the amount of energy used to heat, cool and operate a building. Watch this space for more innovative products from Studco.
The Studco Environmental Policy: Real Results That Can Be Seen
In line with our commitment to environmental responsibility, some of the recent initiatives at Studco include signing up with Greenfleet to offsetting the carbon emissions of our corporate sales vehicles, investing in a new fleet of trucks that comply with the latest Euro-4 emission standards, improvements to our production plants that increases productivity without raising emissions and working with community groups for the improvement of the surrounding environment.