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Certified Environmental Management System AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004

Plateau Trees has a strong commitment to the environment, which is reflected in our policies, staff training and many practical measures we have implemented. We also recognise our responsibility to lead the way in environmental practices, because of the nature of our industry.

We recycle 100% of the material that we generate.

We provide mulch free of charge to a number of community groups, including bush regeneration groups and retirement villages, to assist in land management projects.

We operate a Waste Reduction and Purchasing Program (WRAPP) that looks at ways to reduce the waste we create and ensure we make purchases that create the minimum amount of waste possible.

We have developed a specific Environmental Management system to focus on the impact of environmental changes on flora and fauna.

Our fully accredited AS14001 Environmental Management System includes measures to ensure that all of our tree maintenance activities have the lowest possible impact on the environment.

Our Standard Operating Procedures, Safe Work Method Statements and Hazard/Risk Assessments all incorporate protection of the environment and provide guidance for field staff on the prevention of environmental damage.

All our plant and equipment is state-of-the-art and meets the stringent Californian Emissions Standards.

All by-products produced by our tree maintenance activities are recycled.

Our Environmental Health and Safety Officers carry out all training of field staff during their induction to the company and audit our operations on a regular basis to ensure compliance with our AS14001 Environmental Management System.

We adhere to the most stringent council guidelines regarding tree pruning and removal. We work closely with independent arboriculture consultants to properly assess when a tree should be saved or removed.

Finally, we regularly review our environmental policies and practices and look for new ways to minimise environmental impact.

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