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As a local Geelong manufacturer and employer, we are committed to Future Proofing Geelong and are an active member of Sustainability Victoria.

Our core business has historically focused on galvanizing steel components for durability and long life performance. As the nature of galvanizing increases robustness and corrosion resistance, galvanized products offer greater sustainability. The longer an asset lasts, the less natural resources and energy is required to repair or replace that asset.

Galvanized steel consists of 100% recyclable steel and zinc alloy. Alternative chemical coatings that offer corrosion resistance can contain lead and release VOC’s into the atmosphere. Zinc is one of the few materials that can be recycled indefinitely without losing any of its superior performance attributes

Building on this, Geelong Galvanizing is setting higher standards of environmental performance by establishing continuous improvement goals in each area of our business.

View our Environmental policy – click to download pdf

NPI Reporting

We are one of 4,000 Australian facilities that report annually to the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI). Providing the local community with access to information regarding air and water quality, sustainable use of resources and our efforts to minimise environmental impacts.

Our blasting room incorporates an automatic abrasive recycling system to recycle the abrasives used in our steel preparation process. Solar panels have reduced our electricity consumption by 30% and cut carbon emissions by 11%.

 

Our Industry Environmental Product Declaration

Our industry EPD provides an industry average of the environmental impact of hot dip galvanized steel in Australia conforming to the requirements of AS/NZS 4680. It covers steel products, such as hot-rolled structural steel sections, steel plate, and hollow structural steel sections, that are hot dip galvanized after fabrication by members of the GAA. As such, it represents the industry average for members of the GAA.

One of zinc’s most exceptional qualities is its ability to protect steel from corrosion. When left unprotected, in almost any environment, steel will corrode. Galvanizing protects steel by providing a physical barrier, as well as cathodic protection for the underlying steel, allowing the steel’s service life to be significantly extended.

By protecting steel from corrosion, galvanizing performs an invaluable service. It helps to save natural resources by significantly prolonging the life of steel and capital investments.  This industry EPD provides an independently verified representation of the environmental impact of the hot dip galvanized product going into a project and is recognised in the Green Star Design Rating Tool (Green Building Council of Australia) and the IS® Rating Tool (Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia).

Download a copy of the Industry EPD

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