Sustainability is more than a destination. It’s a journey of continual improvement.
Sustainability is built into everything we do.
We’re always looking for ways to improve our processes, and striving to find better solutions in all that we do. Because what good is making things if we’re not trying to do better for the planet?
To achieve this, we’re proud to partner with like-minded, accredited companies, who have membership with the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and have third party environmentally certified products, such as Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA). Suppliers with environmental management systems that, like us, meet ISO 14001. Organisations who prioritise the wellbeing of both people and the environment.
A philosophy of responsible product stewardship.
We recognise that our responsibility doesn’t end when our products leave the warehouse. We’ve been implementing product stewardship programs for over 30 years. Guided by circular design principles, our systems and products are created with end-of-life in mind.
From material and recyclability considerations, to assembly methods, and our furniture takeback service, we implement initiatives that ensure environmental responsibility throughout our supply chain.
This quest for sustainability fuels sharper thinking and helps us design and source better products across their entire lifespan.
Our Sustainability Milestones
Interlink Group is formed.
Furnished the Sydney Olympic Games, undertaking a full takeback of 3500 workstations.
Our first workstation is environmentally certified to G3.
Implemented our first Environmental Policy and report, setting the standard for the future.
2004 – 2007
Furnished the Commonwealth Games, undertaking a full takeback of the complete fit-out.
Our factory reduced waste by 50%.
UCI brand is launched with ISO 14001 certification.
Our factory reduced its greenhouse emissions by 40%.
Our product achieves GECA Environmental certification.
2008 – 2009
Furnished Australia’s first 6-star convention centre.
Our powder coat line achieves 100% water recycling.
Our product design is based around the new GBCA standards.
Replaced all machine centre lighting with energy efficient LED.
The gas-fired sand furnace used for cleaning powder coat jigs is decommissioned.
Introduced eco-friendly water-based cleaning technology.
Gas economiser program achieves a 15-20% reduction in gas consumption for our powder coat line.
2017 – 2018
A new 123KW solar system is installed, supplying over 60% of the electricity to our factory.
We achieve OH&S ISO 45001, becoming a rare triple certified production facility.
Implemented detailed lifecycle analysis document for all major UCI manufacturing products.
Installed energy-efficient lighting that reduced our factory’s entire energy consumption by 50%.
2021 – 2022
Energy efficient LED lights are installed throughout our office complex.