The Green Pathway

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Terry & Robyn Ostle of Aldonga Carpet Care were awarded Level One on the Green Pathway in Sydney on 26th August, 2011. The Green Pathway Certification was initiated by the Australian Carpet Cleaning Institute to assist members with the use of greener practices supported by evidence which is independently verified.

Aldonga Carpet Care wanted to be taken seriously and not promote "Greenwash" with self declarations that so many other companies seem to do. The Green Pathway is a credible program that is supported by two independent companies, Environmental Solutions for Existing Problems Pty Ltd and Global Certification Pty Ltd.

Level One of the Green Pathway incorporates the following elements of ISO14001: 2004:

  • An Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Aspects
  • Objectives and Targets
  • Legal and other Requirements
  • Monitoring and Measuring
  • Training, Awareness, Competence
  • Records Management

Aldonga Carpet Care have been working over the past 12 months looking at all aspects of our business as to where we can improve our operations and reduce the impact on our environment. During this time we have reduced our water usage by 90%, our contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, burning fossil fuels, is down, noise pollution is down and we no longer have the need to dispose of environmentally sensitive waste extracted from carpets. This is an on going process and we have to keep our records up to date as we are audited every 12 months.