Responsibility

Responsibility

Ecoliv’s commitment to social and environmental responsibility

At Ecoliv we believe that conducting our business in a responsible way and making meaningful contributions to the communities in which we operate is critical to delivering balanced and sustainable outcomes.

Responsibility to people and planet is entrenched in our business model and our core values.

We are actively shaping the future of the construction industry by creating carbon positive prefabricated modular buildings and through our commitment to obtaining independent certifications.

We are committed to supporting and being part of significant industry change through transparent and ethical practices and we invite you to learn more about how we’re taking responsibility for our social and environmental impact.

We're a certified B Corp

We're a certified B Corp

B Corp certification measures a company’s entire social and environmental impact. And achieving B Corp certification confirms that Ecoliv is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials.

– B Corp certification

We're Climate Active

We're Climate Active

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. But it’s also an incredible opportunity to finally make progress. Climate Active certification is awarded to businesses and organisations that have credibly reached a state of achieving net zero emissions, otherwise known as carbon neutrality. We are serious about addressing climate change and are committed to sustainability, innovation, and industry leadership.

Climate Active certification

We support Greenfleet

We support Greenfleet

We take our commitment to the environment seriously. This is why we have partnered with Greenfleet, a leading environmental non-profit organisation and Australia’s most trusted source of biodiverse carbon offsets to take practical climate action.

We are proud of the impact we are making. By offsetting the associated emissions from transporting our homes with Greenfleet, we are taking practical action against climate change and helping restore Australia’s forests, creating crucial habitats for native wildlife and transform degraded land back to its natural state.

Greenfleet

HIA GreenSmart® membership

HIA GreenSmart® membership

HIA GreenSmart®’s sustainable building program is designed for the residential building industry. The program is tailored to green building and design, environmental awareness and skills to promote more sustainable residential design and construction. 

We have dedicated the past 13 years to ongoing professional training to ensure our sustainable homes are designed and constructed above and beyond industry norms. We focus on passive solar design to ensure optimal operational performance and thermal efficiency.

HIA GreenSmart®

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Our goal is to be a regenerative building company, supporting a healthy planet, resilient local ecosystems and a thriving local community.

We believe that our customers’ homes and our workplace can add more to the environment than they take, enrich peoples’ lives and inspire others to do the same.

As Australia’s ‘go to’ sustainable housing solutions provider, our goal is to be a regenerative business. This means pushing the boundaries to restore and renew the environment and provide benefits to people. We aim to make sustainability the norm in the homes we build and how we build them, transforming the housing industry itself.

We are an Australian owned company with a dedicated local workforce. We are committed to developing a network of Australian business partners who share our values and support our need for materials which are produced ethically and sustainably.

We will share what we learn with the housing industry and inspire others to follow our lead. We will provide educational opportunities to the broader community and support local sustainability initiatives.

We seek to contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Clean water and sanitation

  • 6.4 By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity

Affordable and clean energy

  • 7.2 By 2030, substantially increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
  • 7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency

Decent work and economic growth

  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

  • 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities

Responsible consumption and production

  • 12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
  • 12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
  • 12.8 By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature

Climate action

  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
  • 13.3 Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

Life on land

  • 15.2 By 2030, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally

By 2030, we aim to:

  • Provide solutions to a changing climate by storing more carbon than we emit and including climate change risks in the design of our buildings.
  • Adopt the principle of circularity in the design and manufacture of our homes and keep materials at their highest value for as long as possible.
  • Use materials which are produced ethically and responsibly with minimal environmental impacts and work with suppliers to develop innovative sustainable products.
  • Engage our people in a safe, diverse and positive work environment with growing career opportunities.
  • Contribute to our local communities by sourcing local suppliers and materials, supporting local community groups and sustainability education and inspiring change across the industry.
  • Our Sustainability Strategy sets out a roadmap of how we plan to work toward these goals including specific actions and KPIs.

Reconciliation

We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of all the lands on which we work and pay our respects to the elders past, present and emerging. Ecoliv operates on land of the Bunurong/Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation – with business conducted across multiple other lands throughout the nation.

We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart to enshrine a First Nations Voice in the Constitution and to achieve justice, recognition and respect for First Nations people. We see reconciliation as a fundamental responsibility for Ecoliv and we are committed to advancing reconciliation with Australia’s First Peoples via our Indigenous Reconciliation Strategy.

Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Our Focus

Climate action

Minimising the contribution of our operations and homes to climate change.

Waste minimisation & circularity

Preventing waste and maximising material reuse from our operations to end of life.

Materials & sourcing

Conscious selection of materials and suppliers to minimise environmental impacts and ethical concerns.

Our people

Providing a safe, positive work environment and career opportunities.

Our community

Supporting the resilience and vibrancy of our community.

Conducting our business in a responsible way and making meaningful contributions to the communities in which we operate is critical to delivering balanced and sustainable outcomes.

We recognise that social and environmental responsibility is an ongoing process, we’re continually looking for new ways to be at the forefront of sustainable and eco-friendly modular home construction.

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