Four ACM Parts production facilities across Australia have achieved Green Stamp accreditation for their environmental management systems and initiatives.
Accredited sites include ACM Parts’ DIY Auto, making it only the second Victorian self-service yard to receive accreditation.
The Green Stamp program, run by the state motor trade associations, recognises automotive businesses that take positive steps to reduce environmental impact through areas such as air quality management, energy and resource conservation, and waste disposal practices.
ACM Parts Head of Safety and Sustainability Nick Petracca said: “Four ACM Parts facilities – DIY Auto Parts, Queanbeyan, Smithfield and Southport – have achieved Level 2 Green Stamp accreditation to date.
“From the beginning, ACM Parts has aimed to set a new standard in environmental sustainability in the automotive sector,” Petracca said.
“A big part of achieving Level 2 accreditation is the attention given to voluntary initiatives beyond just basic legislative compliance. Our levels of waste recovery from recycled vehicles extend beyond the traditional automotive fluids, scrap metal and batteries to include plastic bumpers and e-waste, and we continue to investigate new ways to better separate and recover different plastics and acrylics found in late model vehicles.
“We are excited about the potential to work with waste recovery businesses, energy companies, academic institutions, government and other automotive industry stakeholders to continue to improve the end-of-life sustainability options for motor vehicles.”
ACM Parts CEO Mike Kirkman said: “Repairers and consumers were becoming more concerned about a business’s environmental impact”.
“Being awarded Green Stamp accreditation recognises our commitment to being an industry leader in all facets of our business, from improving our customer experiences to enhancing our corporate social responsibilities,” Kirkman said.