Resimac Carbon Conscious™ program achieves sustainability milestone


Scott McWilliam

Leading non-bank mortgage provider Resimac has achieved a significant sustainability milestone with the planting of the 30,000th tree through its “Carbon Conscious™” program.

The program was launched in 2010 to counter the build up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Under the initiative, a native Mallee Eucalypt tree is planted by Australian carbon farming company, Carbon Conscious™, for every new Resimac-branded loan that is settled.

The planting of 30,000 trees represents 4.5 million kilograms of CO2 that will be offset.

Resimac CEO, Scott McWilliam, said the organisation’s intent is to contribute to a more sustainable environment and exercise corporate social responsibility; actions which Resimac values highly.

“We champion and support the Carbon Conscious™ program as we believe that all companies have a duty to behave in an environmentally responsible fashion.

“When we began the program in 2010, a lot of paper was used for each home loan application. Since then we have dramatically reduced our use of paper on our journey towards becoming paperless. Despite this progress, the planting of trees continues to be important as a means to offset the carbon emissions that we as a society are responsible for,” Mr McWilliam said.

The program does not result in any additional expense for Resimac customers. In addition to the Carbon Conscious™ program, Resimac’s sustainability initiatives include the recycling of its old computer hardware and providing customers with tips on how to minimise their personal impact on the environment.

Resimac recently appointed the widely respected former Australian cricketer, Adam Gilchrist as its brand ambassador. Mr Gilchrist said that how an organisation conducts itself in the community is important to him.

“I was impressed by how committed Resimac is to enacting its corporate values in all areas of the business.

“There’s a culture of corporate responsibility that is growing and evolving every day and that is a vital part of Resimac’s plans for the future,” he said.

In 2018, Resimac became a partner of Food Ladder, the world’s first not-for-profit organisation to use environmentally and economically sustainable solutions to address global food insecurity.

Food Ladder provides custom-designed hydroponics systems, education and training opportunities to grow commercial quantities of affordable nutrient-rich produce from towns in India, Bhutan and Uganda to the remotest parts of Australia’s Northern Territory.

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