Environmental Update

Carbon offsetting 

We're taking proactive climate action by offsetting our carbon emissions through Greenfleet's native reforestation program.

Greenfleet is a leading not-for-profit environmental organisation committed to protecting our climate by planting native, biodiverse forests that capture carbon emissions and help fight the impacts of climate change.

Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted over 9.6 million trees across 500 forests in Australia and New Zealand.

As they grow, Greenfleet forests absorb carbon emissions, improve soil and water quality, and restore habitat for native wildlife, including many endangered species.

.Brenniston's partnership with Greenfleet is two-fold:

  • Our Brenniston National Standard Fleet Offset Program covers our 12 work vehicles, offsetting a total of 59.10 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
  • Through our Brenniston National Standard Workplace First Aid Kit Offset Program we donate $1 for every Brenniston National Standard Workplace First Aid Kit purchased on our website or via our retail partner, Officeworks. By the end of the 21/22 financial year we will have offset over 914 tonnes of carbon, which is equivalent to:
      • taking 212 average cars off the road for a year  - OR
      • offsetting 1,523 return flights between Melbourne and Sydney - OR 
      • covering the carbon emissions of 39 people living in Australia for a whole year!


Recycled paper packaging

We are in the process of upgrading our Brenniston National Standard packaging to ecoStar+ 100% recycled paper, an environmentally responsible product.

As this constitutes our only product packaging, its environmental credentials are paramount.

ecoStar+ is manufactured from 100% post-consumer paper in a chlorine-free processing environment under the ISO14001 environmental management system. The fibre source is FSC Recycled and certified.  





Soft plastic recycling

Many of our local and imported first aid components arrive in our warehouse shrink-wrapped or packed in soft plastic. This is an unavoidable by-product of the warehousing, manufacture and distribution sector.

We partner with Melbourne-based Australian Paper Recovery to collect our clear soft plastic waste for processing and recycling into a composite product for future re-use.

We love pre-loved boxes! 

Our veritable fortress of pre-loved cardboard boxes changes shape daily as first aid supplies arrive at and leave our facility.

These boxes are used to securely pack and safely ship 99% of our customer orders around Australia.

We also use them to store first aid stock and production materials throughout our pick, pack and despatch areas.

Using pre-loved boxes saves time, space and expense, offers us a wide range of shipper and storage solutions and - most importantly - avoids using tree products and the associated resources needed to manufacture new boxes. 


General workplace recycling

Like many Australian workplaces we recycle cardboard, office paper, ink cartridges and kitchen consumables, as is our corporate responsibility.