How Wormall Group is addressing sustainability

Wormall Group, an Australian-owned and operated enterprise, is composed of five core businesses: Wormall Civil, Smartstream Technology, Beaufox Industries, West Coast Block Supply and Caves Road Sand Supplies. Specialising in civil construction and engineering, Wormall Group recognises the critical importance of implementing effective Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices to lead the industry and provide tangible benefits to the wider community.

Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals

Wormall Group aligns its operations with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of 17 global objectives aimed at fostering a sustainable and equitable future. By integrating these goals into its strategic framework, Wormall Group ensures its initiatives contribute meaningfully to various social, economic, and environmental challenges. The company influences 12 of the SDGs, including:

  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life on Land
  • Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships for the Goals

Sustainability Strategy: Define, Deliver, and Demonstrate

Wormall Group’s structured Sustainability Strategy revolves around three fundamental stages: Define, Deliver, and Demonstrate. Over the next 12 months, the company will implement identified improvements and provide a comprehensive Sustainability Report.

Environmental Stewardship

Wormall Group has made significant strides in advancing its environmental impact, with Wormall Civil achieving ISO 14001:2015 certification for Environmental Management. The company has identified 12 ongoing environmental initiatives, two of which are highlighted through Smartstream Technology:

  • The Poo Pit™ Maintenance Shaft and the Smart Pit™: Are made from polyethylene, this product offers enhanced safety and durability while reducing carbon emissions.
  • Eco BITE™ Gross Pollutant Trap: This innovative solution removes contaminants from fluid transport networks, protecting downstream ecosystems.

Wormall Civil also maintains a high recycling rate for materials collected by its waste collection partner, surpassing Western Australian targets.

Wormall Group’s environmental initiatives focus on:

  • Material Use
  • Energy and Emissions
  • Waste Management
  • Water Conservation
  • Biodiversity and Land Management

Social Commitments: Fostering Community Well-Being

Wormall Group prioritises social responsibility through 14 initiatives that promote community well-being. The company holds ISO 45001:2018 certification for Workplace Health and Safety Management and emphasises:

  • Safety as a Priority
  • Zero Harm
  • Risk Management
  • Duty of Care
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Efficiency with Safety

Employee well-being programs and ambitious health and safety targets ensure a supportive work environment. The company’s inclusive employment practices provide rehabilitation and transition-to-work programs for young people. Additionally, Wormall Group’s Reconciliation Action Plan actively engages with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) community.

Social initiatives include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Training & Education
  • Indigenous Rights
  • Employment Benefits

Governance Excellence: Ensuring Sustainable Business Practices

Wormall Group’s governance framework is anchored in strong corporate practices, maintaining ISO certifications in Quality Management, Environmental Management, and Workplace Health and Safety Management. The company’s governance initiatives include:

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Procurement Practices
  • Reporting Practices
  • Economic Impact

Under the leadership of CEO Shane Wormall and a capable Advisory Board and Senior Management Team, Wormall Group ensures robust risk management and strategic direction.

Community Support

As a significant employer in the Peel region of Western Australia, Wormall Group contributes to local prosperity and supports numerous charities and community events, such as Cowaramup Cricket Club, Munda Biddi Dreaming, Murdoch University Football Club, and Ronald McDonald House Charity.

Looking Forward

Wormall Group is poised to set new benchmarks for sustainability and governance in 2024 and beyond. By reinforcing its commitment to the highest standards, the company continues to have a positive impact on both business and community realms.

For more information on Wormall Group’s sustainability initiatives read our ESG Strategy here

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