Mater Pathology goes green

Monday, 5 May 2008

Mater Pathology proved it has a strong environmental conscience by introducing an arrangement to offset the carbon emissions generated by its fleet of vehicles.

In May Mater Pathology partnered with Greenfleet, a not-for-profit company that specialises in offsetting carbon emissions for business.

Emissions are offset by planting forests of mixed species native trees which, in addition to offsetting carbon emissions, help tackle salinity, improve water quality and provide a habitat for native wildlife.

The Mater Pathology fleet outputs an average 127 tonnes of carbon emissions per year and to offset these emissions, Greenfleet will plant 474 native trees in areas of environmental concern.

Since 1997 Greenfleet has planted more than three million trees on behalf of Australian motorists and businesses. These trees will form permanent forests and create an investment in rural Australia for future generations. Greenfleet also plants native forests to offset the emissions generated by air travel, household and business energy use.

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To ensure we continue our commitment to meet the health care needs of the community, Mater has developed business strategies which address the issues of financial, social and environmental sustainability.

This website has been developed in accord with these strategies, and is the accompaniment to a summary document printed on recycled paper.