BAPCOR SHINES LIGHT ON ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
The company’s environmental, social and governance strategy is a driver of its success
Australia and the Asia Pacific’s largest automotive aftermarket specialist company, BAPCOR Limited, has spent three years developing and actioning its four pillar Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy.
This detailed BAPCOR ESG strategy and its related action plans outline the Australian company’s solid commitment to corporate responsibility and highly effective governance throughout all of its automotive aftermarket industry operations across Australia, New Zealand and in Thailand.
The importance placed by BAPCOR in the implementation of a world class ESG strategy saw the Australian company join the United Nations Global Compact in early 2020, ensuring that all facets of its ESG strategy are aligned directly to the highest global standards of corporate, social and environmental responsibility.
One of the four pillars of BAPCOR’s ESG strategy is the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
The Australian company has implemented a number of decisive and effective actions to ensure that the carbon emissions created by its operations are more than offset through a number of initiatives.
The carbon emissions generated by more than 1,000 Burson Auto Parts delivery vehicles used across the entire nationwide store network are offset by the company’s integral involvement with Greenfleet.
In less than two years, more than 40,000 trees have been planted across the country, with all Burson Auto Parts delivery vehicles displaying signage advising that each vehicle’s carbon emissions are offset by the Greenfleet tree planting program.
BAPCOR staff are also directly involved in this strategy by taking part in tree planting days, further enforcing the importance that BAPCOR places in its commitment to environmental sustainability at both local and national levels.
In addition to the Greenfleet carbon offset program, all Burson Auto Parts store lighting is in the process of being modernised to LED lighting to conserve energy.
Victorian and New South Wales Burson Auto Parts stores have been, or are in the process of being, updated with new LED lighting, with the rest of the store network to follow.
At almost 200 stores nationwide, both the immediate and long-term energy savings generated by this highly responsible BAPCOR environmental sustainability initiative are more than significant.
Additionally, BAPCOR says it is committed to reducing waste and increasing recycling activity.
To achieve this important ESG strategy goal, the company has formed an alliance with Wasteflex, an organisation that assists BAPCOR by reducing the amount of waste that would normally be sent to landfill by optimising waste recycling.
Other pillars of BAPCOR’s ESG strategy include ensuring the company’s many thousands of automotive aftermarket products are sourced from highly ethical suppliers; strong, highly effective and responsible corporate governance; and the company’s local community support across its entire footprint of over 1,100 stores, wholesale operations and automotive service centres across Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.
According to BAPCOR Limited Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Darryl Abotomey, the establishment and actioning of BAPCOR’s detailed ESG strategy has been a highly rewarding process.
“The time and resources that we have committed to establishing and effectively actioning BAPCOR’s ESG strategy have ensured highly positive changes to the way we view and understand our environmental, social and governance responsibilities,” Darryl said.
“We have encouraged ownership of these responsibilities across our entire company to ensure that each pillar of our ESG strategy is clearly understood and actioned by our hard-working team members.
“Being a part of the UN Global Compact ensures that each of our ESG strategy implementations are in line with world’s best practice for long term environmental sustainability, social responsibility and continued ethical business success.”
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