Automotive parts supplier wins ABA100 Sustainability Award

Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Automotive parts supplier wins ABA100 Sustainability Award

ACM Parts, a business committed to offering automotive repairers an easy alternative for sourcing parts, has been recognised as an ABA100 Sustainability Winner in The Australian Business Awards 2018.

Each year, the ABA100 Winners are recognised for their commitment to business and product innovation and for their achievements in transforming business practices and end-user experiences. ACM Parts has been acknowledged for the development and implementation of an end-of-life vehicle sustainability program to decrease each year the volume of waste released to landfill as a ratio of vehicles processed to reduce environmental harm.

The business has recycled nearly 35 million kilograms of steel over the past four years. In the 2016–17 financial year alone, ACM Parts prevented lead from 7200 car batteries from being released into the environment, and captured 116,270 litres of environmentally damaging automotive fluids from dismantled cars. Seven of its eight operational facilities have meanwhile been awarded Green Stamp accreditation by their respective state motor trade associations.

“Our levels of waste recovery from recycled vehicles go beyond traditional automotive fluids, scrap metal and batteries to include plastic bumpers and e-waste, and we continue to investigate new ways to better separate and recover different plastics and acrylics as well as rare earth metals found in late-model vehicles,” said ACM Parts CEO Campbell Jones.

“There is still so much more we can do to protect our environment and we are committed to keep making a bigger and more positive difference as a socially responsible business.”

A second Sustainability Award was presented to Pacifico JV, a joint venture of infrastructure companies ACCIONA and Ferrovial, for its fauna drop down structures. The structures were implemented as part of two recent projects of the JV — the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads Pacific Highway Upgrade and the under-construction new bridge over the Clarence River at Harwood.

Along with the Sustainability Award, the JV received two ABA100 awards for Business Technology, as well as Business Excellence, Project Management, HR Management and Community Contribution.

“With technology rapidly evolving, it is essential that organisations remain ahead of the curve by continuously exploring and embracing new technologies and investing in the education, training and development of their workforce in order to remain competitive,” said Australian Business Awards Program Director Tara Johnston.

“High-performing organisations that have adopted an innovation culture to achieve optimal levels of productivity and performance have been recognised in this year’s ABA100.”

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