Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. We have a diverse portfolio of businesses which allow us to drive growth while continuing to deliver on our Promise to work closely with our customers to help them succeed.
Downer is founded on the deeply held value of Zero Harm as it relates to the safety of our people, the environment, and the communities in which we operate. Our approach to sustainability is critical to the long-term value we create for all our stakeholders and, as we noted last year, customers are increasingly looking to us to lead with best practice sustainability solutions.
We strive to set new benchmarks in sustainability and innovation and I believe we are making strong headway. In June 2018 we opened the Detritus Processing Facility, a new state of the art recycling plant in Rosehill in New South Wales. Unlike many other recycling facilities, it can recycle several different types of materials and Downer has found use for those materials. In total, more than 21,000 tonnes of waste annually can now be diverted from landfill and then separated, cleaned and sorted into valuable products and materials that can be reused or sold.
Downer has also partnered with Victoria‘s Hume City Council, as well as resource recovery and recycling companies Close the Loop and RED Group, in an Australian-first trial for the construction of a road made with plastic bags, glass and used toner cartridges. Initial testing shows that this sustainable, cost competitive road has a 65 per cent improvement in fatigue life.
We recognise our success is a direct result of the quality and dedication of our people. We look to our people to bring different and unique views to the table and therefore we continue to strengthen our focus on recruiting strategically to increase workforce participation across a range of diverse demographics.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our employees, communities, business partners and suppliers for your continued support.
Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer