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How Higgins is leading in sustainable building maintenance

Higgins Coatings |   July 18, 2016 at 11:52 AM

How Higgins is leading in sustainable building maintenance

As Australia's premier painting contractor, we at Higgins take sustainability very seriously to ensure that we are doing our bit to keeping painting practices green. Together with our stringent policy, our environmental program is implemented in a way that ensures that all aspects of the environment are fully considered in all of our activities.

We are dedicated to the cause of environmentally-friendly painting and sustainable building maintenance because painting is who we are. Our Tri-Certification Accreditation demonstrates that we are actively doing our bit to incorporate these core elements of our business into sustainable practice. 

Leading the field in sustainable building maintenance is as important to us as painting

Of course, with all issues around effective change and making a difference, there’s talk, and then there’s concrete action. And at Higgins, we’re out in the field taking action.

Here’s how our environmental policy is effectively driving positive change through our work:

  1. We are committed to providing pertinent resources to our employees and contractors – in line with our policy and with current laws – that will aid in minimising our environmental impact.
  2. We lawfully require that all of our employees and contractors comply with our stringent environmental policy and are held accountable for environmental awareness in their work.
  3. Our Integrated Management System (IMS) is set in place to effectively monitor and manage our environmental impact and to ensure that we are achieving the intended results of our policy.
  4. We have set in place the realistic and measurable target of reducing our electricity and paper usage by 5%. This is to ensure that we hold ourselves to our own high standards of environmental performance.

We believe that our environmental policy is a great catalyst in driving significant, positive change in our efforts to be a sustainable property maintenance company.

Indeed, there are many aspects of our core company values that align with the intended goals of the policy.

We believe in the power of working together. We strive to be a strong unified team. In our efforts to understand the bigger picture of our environmental impact, we aim to empower all members of our team –  and those who partner with us –  with the knowledge and skills to make a difference to the environment.

We also firmly believe in and value the power of commitment and integrity. ‘We embrace our responsibilities' and when it comes to our commitments, we don’t just talk the talk. We ensure that we’re acting on track to delivering our promises. Our environmentally-friendly efforts are just another example of our commitment to making a difference, and to delivering quality products in a sustainable manner.

It's our mission to be actively involved in the cause of sustainable building maintenance, and we are leading the way in greener painting processes with our concerted efforts contributing to tangible results.

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Higgins Coatings is Australia's premier commercial painting contractor with over 70 years of experience in providing cost-effective painting and tailored maintenance solutions to a broad range of industries including hospitals, aged care, schools, and strata. If you need quality painting services delivered on time and within budget, contact us today.