Sustainability

Connecting with our Planet, our People and our Community

At Alsco, sustainability is our guiding principle. We recognise that becoming a sustainable business is about connecting with our People, our Planet and our Community. 

It’s about looking after those less fortunate, sourcing products ethically, minimising waste, caring for our customers and employees and just generally doing good work and doing the right thing.

We have created 4 Big Bold, meaningful goals to reach by 2030.

We’re committed to working with our customers, our employees, our suppliers and the community to create positive change and build a sustainable future.

To tackle waste management, Alsco have put together a working group on packaging who are collaborating with the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) to make all our packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. The group is made up of representatives from our Alsco branches and business units, Australian Linen Supply (ALS), Clean Room Garments (CRG), Deane Apparel and Fresh & Clean.

The group is committed to ensuring the packaging we source from our suppliers and pass onto our customers is cost-effective and ethically sourced.

APCO Performance Summary

The chart below indicates Alsco’s performance against each of the Packaging Sustainability Framework criteria in the 2022 APCO Annual Report.

Each row represents a performance level with the green indicating our level of performance for each.

Governance & Strategy
Design & Procurement
Recycled Content
Recoverability
Disposal Label
On-site Waste
Problematic Materials

Disposal Labelling | This criteria considers the extent to which packaging has been labelled to help consumers determine what to do with packaging at end-of-life.

On-site Waste | This criteria considers progress in increasing the amount of on-site solid waste being diverted from landfill.

Problematic Materials | This criteria considers the extent to which organisations are actively phasing out problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging and preventing/reducing litter.

Governance & Strategy | This criteria considers actions to integrate packaging sustainability into business strategies.

Design & Procurement | This criteria considers actions taken to ensure that sustainability principles are considered in the design or procurement of both new and existing packaging through use of the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines (SPGs).

Recycled Content | This criteria considers actions taken to increase or optimise the amount of recycled material used by your organisation.

Recoverability | This criteria considers actions taken to improve the recovery of packaging at end-of-life and increase use of reusable packaging.

Alsco are foundation partners of BlockTexx

We are currently working on new textile initiatives such as garments made from recycled polyester and are in the process of re-designing all their staff uniforms, which will be made from recycled fabric.

We are engaged with the services of Wasteflex, a National waste management company who will be working with the all Alsco branches to review our recycling services and implement improvements to the way we reduce, reuse, recycle or compost waste.

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