When it comes to sustainability, we’ve always believed in better. That’s why GH Commercial is now proud to be certified carbon neutral.

Part of the government program Climate Active, this certification recognises businesses that take voluntary climate action to measure, reduce and offset carbon emissions, with a result of net zero emissions.

Climate Active Carbon Neutral certification is one of the most rigorous in the world, and demonstrates our commitment to sustainability and industry leadership to drive genuine change.

Better Then

With our Believe In Better sustainability framework, we’ve always felt a profound sense of responsibility to advance our mission of a more sustainable future. By 2019, these efforts had already reduced our organisational energy consumption by 22%, emissions by 40%, plus usage of electricity by 40%, natural gas by 66% and LPG by 91%.

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Better Now

We achieved our carbon neutral certification through support of two key projects – offsetting over 17,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

The Carbon Conscious Carbon Capture Project 1 is a reforestation mission across 5,700ha in Western Australia. The project has seen over 6 million native species Mallee trees planted in one year, and is committed to maintaining the forest for a minimum of 100 years.

A neighbour to many of our timber and flooring suppliers, we also support the Hubei Duhe Pankou Hydropower Plant in China. Utilising water resources of the Du River and delivering over 1 million MWh of electricity to the Central China Power Grid, this project upholds the UN Sustainability Development Goal of taking urgent climate action.

Resource Stewardship

Better To Come

At GH Commercial, we believe in better still.

We’re committed to reducing our environmental impact in line with the Paris Agreement, and beyond, across all new product development – aiming for a 30% reduction in absolute (total) emissions, and 80% reduction of pre-consumer waste going to landfill by 2030.

By continuing to make products locally, support local employees and help our clients create net zero carbon buildings, we’ll make even better progress on our sustainability journey.

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