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The Green Stamp Accreditation Program assists and rewards businesses as a result of the environmental management and sustainability initiatives that are implemented into their day to day business. The program aims to put the focus on automotive businesses that include environmental considerations when operating a business.
The program covers key areas considered as essential to reducing the automotive industry's impact on the environment. These key environmental areas include:
- Environmental management
- Resource efficiency
- Preventing water pollution
- Preventing air pollution
- Managing wastewater
- Managing hazardous waste
- Preventing noise pollution
The Green Stamp Accreditation Program has three levels, with accreditation being rewarded to businesses that meet Levels 2 and 3.
Level 1 - Legislative Requirements
Level 1 - Legislative Requirements is not an accreditation level. Businesses meeting this level are showing that they are meeting environmental legislative requirements, and therefore all businesses should be meeting Level 1 requirements at a minimum.
Businesses that meet Level 1 - Legislative Requirements have the opportunity to progress to an accreditation level that is nationally recognised.
Level 2 - Voluntary Initiatives
Level 2 - Voluntary Initiatives is the first accreditation level of the Green Stamp Accreditation Program.
Businesses that achieve this level have demonstrated that they have met all the applicable level 1 requirements, and implemented a number of voluntary initiatives into their day to day activities.
Level 3 - Continual Improvement
Level 3 - Continual Improvement is the highest level that can be obtained in the Green Stamp Accreditation Program.
Businesses that achieve this level have demonstrated that they are continuously striving to reduce the business' impact to the environment by implementing an Environmental Management Plan and incorporating innovative ideas and technologies into their day to day activities.
VACC has developed specific accreditation for six motor divsions (booklets currently being updated) including:
- Body repairers
- Mechanical repairer
- Parts recyclers
- Tyre dealerships
Other automotive industry divisions can be Green Stamp Accredited on request. Contact the VACC OHSE Unit on (03) 9829 1117 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Investing in Accreditation - A small amount for many benefits!
We believe that businesses who can demonstrate the efforts that they have taken to decrease and eliminate environmental impacts, beyond their legal responsibilities, should be recognised and rewarded.
Green Stamp Accredited businesses have the opportunity to obtain a Green Stamp Accreditation promotional pack for marketing purposes. This can give accredited businesses a marketing edge by showing consumers that your business is accredited to a nationally recognised environmental program.
The promotional pack contains:
Self reaccreditation or re-audit
assessment (every second yr)
Need more help?
VACC offers a range of resources and services to assist automotive businesses with their legal compliance, and to help identify and improve their eligibility for Green Stamp Accreditation.
If you're an automotive business and interested in becoming Green Stamp Accredited, but unsure as to whether or not you satisfy the Green Stamp Accreditation criteria, contact the VACC OHSE Unit on (03) 9829 1117 or by emailing email@example.com.