Our Community & Sustainability Programs
Our determination to be a sustainable business is absolutely fundamental to the daily operations of our Centre. We work tirelessly with clients, guests and suppliers to minimise the impact our events have on our environment.
Meals donated to Foodbank
Hours of community service
Reduction in water usage
Earth Check Sustainability Certification
We have EarthCheck Gold Certification for our environmental practices and achievements. The global certification program acknowledges the Centre’s compliance to the highest environmental standards.
Major Green Initiatives
⇒ Retro fit of the Centre’s escalators to sensor mode resulting in 30% reduction in escalator energy usage
⇒ An Organic Waste Dehydrator to handle organic waste generated by the Centre. The dehydrator turns 100kg of waste into 10 kg of biomass similar in properties to dynamic lifter or blood and bone.
⇒ The Centre is an official QLD FluoroCycle Signatory. FluoroCycle is part of the National Waste Policy which seeks to increase the national recycling rate of waste mercury-containing lamps.
⇒ Recycled water is used to clean the facility’s roof, approx. 37,500m2. The process of blocking storm water drains and redirecting water to collection containers recycles 170,000L for reuse and preventing pollution from entering the storm water system
The Centre is proud to participate in AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s corporate environmental sustainability program which tracks our environmental performance on a monthly basis, measuring energy consumption, water usage, and waste diversion and contributes towards 2020 Environmental Goals.
We are proud to have a very active Community Engagement Program, which encourages our people to have a positive social impact on the local and wider communities.
⇒ RSPCA Pop Up Adoption: BCEC hosted the second RSPCA Pop up Adoption Day. Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens converged on the Centre from all over Queensland and 30+ BCEC team members volunteered on the day. This event was an astounding success with an incredible 415 animals finding homes, exceeding the total adoptions of 276 from the previous year.
⇒ Salvation Army Community Christmas Lunch: the Centre host its annual Community Christmas Lunch for families of the Salvos many communities offering a little hope and cheer to those most in need at Christmas time. This is the 7th year that the Centre, with the help of our suppliers and other supporters, has partnered with the Salvos in providing a traditional Christmas Lunch for 500 adults and children
⇒ Laundry Drive for Friends with Dignity: BCEC team members organised a Laundry Drive for local community organisation Friends With Dignity who provide support to people impacted by domestic violence.
To date 714 staff have been involved in 3112 hours of community service.
Areas of major focus have included: health, emergency relief and social welfare.
Over 130,000 meals have been donated to food agencies.
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