Climate Achievements

Steel Blue’s Australian Operations are now

Steel Blue’s Australian Operations are now Carbon Neutral

Steel Blue has taken steps towards a sustainable future by focusing on 5 Key Sustainability Goals, launched just last month. One of their sustainability goals, to be carbon neutral as an organization by 2025, is now well on its way to being achieved with its Australian operations now being carbon neutral.

As a global organization, it’s important that we understand the impact that our business has on communities and environments that we operate in. Steel Blue’s Australian Operations are now carbon neutral. Specifically, we have offset our business operating emissions for FY19/20 for fleet, energy, air travel, water and freight.

We have offset our carbon emissions by investing in projects in Western Australia and Indonesia – the two areas where we currently operate and manufacture Steel Blue boots for the global market.

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In Western Australia, we have invested in the Australian Native Reforestation Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor, which is a native reforestation project aiming to remove existing carbon from the atmosphere today, and recreate a healthy landscape that has seen decades of degradation and habitat loss. The project was established on degraded, semi-arid agricultural land, with the goal of returning the environment to its origins. For more information about the project, go to: https://carbonneutral.com.au/yarra-yarra-biodiversity-corridor/

In Indonesia, we have invested in the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve Project, which focusses on community development by engaging with local communities to improve their food security, health care, education and job opportunities. The project also focuses on biodiversity conservation, with the protection of over 100,000 endangered Borneo Orangutans. For more information about this project go to: https://www.naturalcapitalpartners.com/projects/project/rimba-raya-biodiversity-reserve

Now that our Australian operations are carbon neutral, we will continue to strive to have the rest of our international business operations carbon neutral by 2025.

Steel Blue’s Carbon Offsets Certificates:

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Our Carbon Neutral Plan for Steel Blue Operations Globally

The Steel Blue Carbon Neutral Plan aims to fully offset operational Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and freight emissions for our business operations globally.

While our Australian Business operations have now been offset, our Carbon Neutral Plan will enable us to fully offset all of our unavoidable operational GHG emissions and freight emissions, generated by our business globally, through the purchase of carbon offsets.

Our achievements toward becoming Carbon Neutral by 2025, include the completion of a preliminary audit to establish our base carbon outputs for our Australian operations and the purchase of these offsets, in order to have our Australian operations carbon neutral. This has now been completed and we are pleased to say that our Australian operations are carbon neutral.

We will now conduct further audits on our international business operations, with the aim to offset all carbon produced by our operational business globally, by 2025.

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Renewable Energy

To further reduce our impact on the environment, Steel Blue has installed a 100kw solar panel system at our head office and manufacturing facility in Perth, Western Australia.

The system is currently generating 71% of our power during peak operation periods, and 100% during off-peak operation periods. We have also replaced all lighting with LED throughout our premises, significantly lowering our energy usage.

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