Here at Aglo, we are committed to basing all our actions on sustainability principles that encompass our people, use of energy, the planet, and our economic impact.
We believe that sustainability is in everyone’s hands, and we make significant investments to reduce our emissions, reduce waste and ensure social responsibility. We believe in leaving a positive legacy for future generations and protecting our planet.
We are proud to be an inclusive workplace which welcomes staff from a diverse range of societies and background. We empower our team by fostering a growth mindset and promoting internally. We subsidise professional memberships to encourage external connection with the industry. We encourage brainstorming the innovation of products and procedures including using the latest technology.
Aglo supports RUOK? Day and Beyond Blue in the workplace to encourage mental health initiatives, speaking up and normalising conversations about mental health.
Our Modern Slavery Policy ensures that our business and entire supply chain adhere to human rights and is against child and forced labour.
Aglo acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we work: The Bunurong People of the South-Eastern Kulin Nation, and the Yugambeh People of South East Queensland, and pay respect to their Elders; past, present and emerging.
We support the Overseas Qualified Professional Program, which helps to provide skilled migrant professionals with an introduction to Australian workplace culture, communication skills and management concepts.
Aglo is proud to have sponsored the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre with the lighting supply of a new Integrated Service Hub (ISH) at Dandenong, which provides vital services to people seeking asylum in Melbourne’s southeast.
We recently completed stage two of our office solar initiative which encompasses 92 panels of Q.PEAK Duo 425W/430W p each Huawei Inverter 29.9kW SUN-2000 series with a Smart Meter rooftop solar panels (to total 188 panels). To date, these have generated almost 140 MWh, so far:
We are committed to protecting and improving the environment by recycling commonly used materials including waste paper, cardboard, kitchen waste, coffee grinds, e-waste, batteries and soft plastics.
We use 100% recycled paper products, including paper towels, tissues and toilet paper, where the supply chain supplier donates 50% of their profits to help develop clean sanitation around the world.
Warehouse and Manufacturing Recycling
We follow standardised warehouse practises for reduced paper use, minimal packaging and using recycled material packaging. Where possible, all incoming cardboard is reused for repackaging. Our packaging includes paper tape instead of plastic, and our most recent initiative is replacing all soft plastic packaging with cardboard recycled from within our premises.
Our external signatories include:
FluoroCycle – a scheme to increase the recycling of lamps that contain mercury and reduce the amount of mercury entering the environment via landfill.
ExitCycle – a scheme to reduce the amount of cadmium and lead entering the environment from end-of-life emergency and exit lighting batteries, by continuously increasing the recycling of these batteries.
Our lighting design initiatives encompass adherence to The Australian Building Code – Section J6 to ensure our design comply with energy usage requirements. We consistently work with architects and external lighting designers to commit to the Green Building Council of Australia’s GreenStar ratings, and we regularly review our policies and procedures to keep with the latest regulations in this sector.
Our product and packaging initiatives include incorporating recycled and recyclable materials and putting increased pressure on our suppliers to do the same, to reduce the environmental and economic impact of waste.
We assemble a large component of our products locally, reducing the scale and frequency of international shipments, employing local people, and diversifying our product range. Our products are designed with maximum efficiency in mind (more light: less power), with longer lamp life.
Much of our product range is refurbishable – our luminaries can increasingly become serviceable, with the working parts such as drivers and LED’s being replaced instead of replacing the whole product.
We aim to continually achieve and maintain these goals to attain transformational change within our business and have ongoing impact on upstream and downstream practises, using our own four pillars of sustainability.