Martin Builders is committed to treading lightly on this planet, through the buildings we create and our passion for giving back to the community and to nature.
300 Tree Initiative
To help restore natural ecosystems and regenerate the timber we use for our builds, we plant at least 300 trees for every single Martin Builders project. We ensure that trees selected for each project are planted in an appropriate habitat and encourage our clients to join us during the planting.
To protect and preserve the coastlines our staff and clients enjoy, we remove at least 300 kilograms of coastal pollution from Australian beaches every year. We work with Clean Coast Collective to run beach clean ups and invite our clients to join us. All waste removed is recorded for the Australian Marine Debris Initiative, assisting efforts to develop source reduction policies and initiatives.
Zero Waste Philosophy
Through on-site waste sorting and composting, we currently recycle over 60% of our construction waste. Our goal is to recycle 100% of our construction waste by 2020. We live in a closed ecological system where all waste from one natural process becomes food for another – we aim to replicate this system in our business to eliminate all waste to landfill.
Our mandate – by 2020, all Martin Builders projects will be carbon positive. Our vision – for all new buildings built across the construction industry to be carbon positive by 2040. We believe this can be a reality.
We offer Australia's first sustainable apprenticeship. We want our apprentices to develop not only trade skills, but also life skills. Through our Sustainable Apprenticeship, our team are provided with the opportunity to develop skills that will help them with communication, personal and professional development, and healthy lifestyles.
Take 2 Pledge
We are founding members of Sustainability Victoria's 'TAKE2 Pledge'. We pledge to take action on climate change to help keep the global temperature rise to less than two degrees. Visit www.take2.vic.gov.au to learn more.