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Auto sector represented in Premier's Sustainability Awards

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article image ZF Boge Elastmetall Australia has been named as a finalist in Victoria’s 2014 Premier's Sustainability Awards.

ZF Boge Elastmetall Australia and Toyota Australia have been named as finalists in Victoria’s 2014 Premier's Sustainability Awards.

Dingley-based ZF Boge Elastmetall Australia has been shortlisted in the Large Business category for their project, Establishing an Integrated Energy Reduction Mindset.

The company, which employs 45 people, designs and manufactures rubber, metal and plastic based components, predominantly for automotive chassis and powertrain suspension and isolation for the local car industry.

According to Sustainability Victoria, the company demonstrates commitment to improving overall sustainability performance across a range of initiatives.

And Toyota Australia has made the finalist list, also in the Large Business category, for its Next Big Step program which aims to embed sustainable practices across the business.

Results of this program included the installation of a 500kW solar PV installation, one of the largest such installations in Australia; a pioneering partnership to install a world leading biological treatment process which has led to a 45 per cent reduction in prescribed waste; continuing ISO 14001 certification with 15 years of consecutive zero non-conformances; ongoing commitment to the local community including the launch of their first Community Grant Scheme; and recognition as the #1 Brand in the Reputex Corporate Reputation Index.

Now in their 12th year, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards celebrate efficient use of water, resources and energy, better waste management and recycling practices, the enhancement of the environment and effective, practical community action.

Finalists have been selected in nine categories: Cleaner Yarra and Bay (a new category), Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Infrastructure and Buildings, Innovative Products or Services, Large Business, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Tourism.

Winners will be announced at the gala awards night on Thursday 2 October, at Peninsula, Docklands.

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