Club Central has committed to a Corporate Social Responsibility policy with the goal of reducing our impacts on society and the environment. To ensure this occurs the Clubs Mission Statement has been updated to include the protection of the environment.
SUSTAINABILITY BRONZE PARTNER
Club Central has been recognised as a ‘Sustainable Advantage Bronze Partner’ joining a select group of business that can make this claim. Bronze partnership recognises business that go above and beyond what is considered normal green practises. This wouldn’t have been possible if not for the efforts of all staff supporting our green initiatives.
ORCA FOOD PROCESSING UNIT
Club Central has introduced a food processing unit called ORCA, which “digests” up to 110 kilos of food waste per day. Within 24 hours, this technology turns food waste into environmentally safe water that flows straight into the municipal sewage system.
The Club is also a member of Sustainability Advantage which is run by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The organisation provides advice on environmental best practices and run seminars throughout the year.
We’ve formed a ‘Green Team’ to challenge the business to become more environmentally friendly. So far the Green Team has implemented a comprehensive recycling program for all paper, cardboard, glass, cooking oil, plastic bottles and metal. If it’s recyclable we are doing it! All administration areas, back of house wash up areas, kitchens and the TAB are now recycling all waste consistently.
A Bin Trim audit performed in May 2016 highlighted that the Club is now recycling 50% of its total waste. This equates to 2981kg less waste per month or 35 tons per year.
5.5 STARS EFFICENCY
Our Hurstville commercial property ‘ICC House’ has been awarded a 5.5 star NABERS energy rating. This has been possible due to daily management of the Clubs energy usage. The Club has installed energy efficient lighting throughout and closely monitors the Clubs ‘Building Management Control System’ that monitors air-conditioning plant. The Club has worked long and hard to obtain this rating because we know the community demand local businesses to take responsibility for their impact on the environment.
SMART SOLAR POWER
In early 2019, we increased the amount of solar panels on the roof of the Club by 70kW, which added to the 100kW already powering the Club.
This system generates enough green power to cover our daytime usage at the Club.
Since 2009 the Club has reduced its electrical consumption by 25%, saved thousands of dollars and significantly reduced our impact on the environment.