Australia’s leading bathroomware supplier Caroma Dorf has received the Green Globe Business Water Award for 2010 from the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.
Caroma has been recognised for its excellent sustainability performance at its Wetherill Park factory in Sydney.
The Business Water Award was presented to Caroma Dorf at the annual gala award ceremony held on 27 July 2010 at NSW Parliament House, hosted by the NSW Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Hon. Frank Sartor MP.
Now in its 11th year, the Green Globe awards attracted a record number of entries and were judged by an independent panel of expert judges.
The pinnacles of environmental excellence, the awards showcase outstanding achievements in the sustainable use of natural resources in NSW, and leadership in tackling climate change.
Through the introduction of a range of initiatives Caroma Dorf has actively sought to reduce water consumption and recycle wastewater in its manufacturing processes at its state‐of‐the‐art manufacturing facility in Wetherill Park NSW.
The installation of sub flow meters has allowed for accurate measurement of water usage to highlight areas and opportunities for water reduction while reprogramming the vitreous china casting machines has resulted in saving more than six million litres of water each year.
Caroma Dorf is also close to completion of a trial at its factory to implement an ultra filtration water treatment plant. During its six-month trial period, the factory has measured an 80 per cent reduction of process wastewater dumping into the sewer.
Commenting on the award win, Neill Evans, Caroma Dorf CEO said, “The Green Globe Business Water Award demonstrates Caroma Dorf’s outstanding contribution to environmental protection and water efficiency in the manufacture of bathroom fittings.
“Our ongoing commitment to sustainable manufacturing through our people, products, projects and processes is the key to a sustainable and successful future for the business and the environment, and we are extremely pleased to be recognised as a leader in the development of water‐efficient products and sustainable manufacturing,” Neill added.
Caroma Dorf has long been committed to sustainable design in product development, pushing the boundaries and setting the standard for water saving. Their sustainable bathroomware range includes dual flush toilets and 4.5/3L dual flush cisterns.