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Austral Bricks - Carbon Neutral Bricks

2.5
Compliance Information
3.8
Resilience Information
3.6
Environment Information
4.5
Company Information
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The Carbon Neutral certification of Daniel Robertson and Austral Bricks (Tasmania) products is largely achieved by the use of sawdust (a biomass and byproduct of the local timber industry) as fuel at the Longford plant near Launceston.

Further informationhttps://bbp.style/PUBLIC/products/brochures/australbricks/AB-Bricks-CarbonNeutralBrochure-NAT.pdf
Manufacturer Brickworks Building Products
Product type Brick
Composition Clay
Country of origin Australia
Manufacturing Location (Lat. Long. Coordinates)
Date of product data collection
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The Carbon Neutral certification of Daniel Robertson and Austral Bricks (Tasmania) products is largely achieved by the use of sawdust (a biomass and byproduct of the local timber industry) as fuel at the Longford plant near Launceston.

Compliance certifications Not Applicable
Structure
Damp and weatherproofing
Fire resistance
Bushfire
Energy efficiency
Sound transmission and insulation
Warranty information available? No
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The Carbon Neutral certification of Daniel Robertson and Austral Bricks (Tasmania) products is largely achieved by the use of sawdust (a biomass and byproduct of the local timber industry) as fuel at the Longford plant near Launceston.

Flood resilience 4 Assessed between 0 (low) to 5 (high) through the Insurance Council of Australia's Building Resilience Knowledge Database project
Wind resilience 4 Assessed between 0 (low) to 5 (high) through the Insurance Council of Australia's Building Resilience Knowledge Database project
Hail resilience 4 Assessed between 0 (low) to 5 (high) through the Insurance Council of Australia's Building Resilience Knowledge Database project
Bushfire resilience Not assessed
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The Carbon Neutral certification of Daniel Robertson and Austral Bricks (Tasmania) products is largely achieved by the use of sawdust (a biomass and byproduct of the local timber industry) as fuel at the Longford plant near Launceston.

Recycled Content Declared 76-100% From bricks and pavers that have reached the end of their useful life, waste water at Longford,, Kiln heat and sawdust byproduct from local timber industry.
Embodied Carbon Declared Carbon Neutral Carbon Neutral (NCOS)
Red Listed Substances Declared
VOC Information Available? Available
Environmental Information Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Edge Environment is currently developing EPDs for Austral Bricks’ carbon neutral bricks
Environmental Certification Other Australian Government's National Carbon Offset Standard
Contributes to Green Star
Contributes to WELL
Contributes to Living Building Challenge
Product Stewardship Program
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The Carbon Neutral certification of Daniel Robertson and Austral Bricks (Tasmania) products is largely achieved by the use of sawdust (a biomass and byproduct of the local timber industry) as fuel at the Longford plant near Launceston.

Corporate Social Responsibility Brickworks is committed to social responsibility in our communities and we aim to make a valued contribution to our communities. Brickworks is a long-standing partner with the Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI), the only independent medical research institute in Australia dedicated to research into the causes, cure and prevention of childhood cancer. Brickworks became partner of CCI in 2002 with the first pledge made towards the CCI Capital Appeal of $70,000. To date, Brickworks’ total partner value exceeds $3.5 million dollars. Our total partner value comprises of direct and indirect sources of revenue, including corporate and staff donations, state fundraising, sponsorships and supporting CCI events.
Environmental Management ISO 14001 - Environmental Management System Brickworks monitors its environmental performance and compliance in accordance with its Environmental Management System, aligned with ISO14001:2004, utilised across the company.

Our Environmental Policy includes our sustainability commitments and can be downloaded from https://www.brickworks.com.au/company/environment-and-sustainability .
Climate Change Action Other Brickworks recognises the tangible business benefits of disclosure of, and action on, climate change-related risks. The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations provide a disclosure framework supported by investors and regulators.

We have commenced preparing a plan to meet the recommendations of the TCFD as a staged approach starting in FY20. Our FY20 commitment is to finalise the plan and begin its implementation.
Reporting/Transparency Global Reporting Initiative, JUST ( International Living Future Institute) Sustainability report available: https://bbp.style/PUBLIC/investor-centre/Sustainability-Reports/Sustainability-Report-2020.pdf
Company Awards
Quality Information Declared Our manufacturing operations are managed in accordance with our internal Quality Management System, which aligns with ISO9001. Austral Bricks WA, Austral Precast and Austral Masonry hold ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems certification.
Safety Information Declared Brickworks is committed to minimising the risks to health and safety of its employees, contractors and the general public. We believe that continual improvement in health and safety is a key requirement for a sustainable workplace.

The Brickworks strategy is to have high compliance to legislation, focussed safety leadership and a proactive generative culture that integrates safety into all business processes.

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