Environment

Sunstate Cement Ltd. is situated in the Port of Brisbane precinct, in close proximity to sensitive environmental and marine ecosystems. It is important that our day-to-day activities, in particular dust and stormwater, do not have a detrimental effect on our neighbouring areas.

In keeping with our policy of protecting the environment, Sunstate aims to fulfil key environmental standards through consistent monitoring and process improvements:

  • Minimal effects of dust, noise and stormwater beyond site boundary
  • Containment of all materials by planning work and implementing additional controls, and using facilities provided by the site (e.g. bunding, spill response equipment etc.)
  • Segregate waste to minimise waste to landfill
  • report all incidents and near misses immediately

Sunstate is required to abide by the environmental requirements set out in the Queensland Environmental Protection Act 1994 and is required to have approval to undertake its activities. This Environmental Licence outlines the conditions that must be met during operations to prevent/minimise air, water and soil pollution from site to ensure the protection of the environment.

To view the Sunstate Cement Environment Policy click here.

Public Commitment

Sunstate has recently undertaken a Level 2 Energy Audit in compliance with the Queensland Government's Smart Energy Savings Program (SESP). As part of this process, the following energy savings measure was identified and has been included in an energy savings plan for Sunstate.

Energy Efficiency

Replace existing 400W Mercury Vapour units in Sunstate's warehouse to more efficiently Crystal LED lights.

Estimated Energy Savings per year

An estimated reduction from 13,200 KWhr usage down to an estimated 8,100 KWhr usage.

Award Winning Truck Wash

A state of the art three stage filtration system will ensure the water used for the truck wash is always clean, and the new high pressure nozzles will remove all the product powder and dust from every surface of the vehicle. This will eliminate the possibility of product being deposited on the roads.