Sustainability is our conscious choice

Our sustainability commitment goes beyond eco-friendly furniture. We’re passionate about creating spaces that enrich the life of people, cities, towns and regionstoday and tomorrow.

With a human-centred design approach, we work with clients and communities to create solutions that have a positive and lasting impact on people’s use and enjoyment of a space. This is backed by everyday actions and decisions to adopt cleaner, greener practices in our operations.

Sustainable design drives us: considering the full lifecycle of materials and products; maximising durability, adaptability and usefulness; and minimising maintenance, environmental impact and waste.

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Our Sustainability Commitment: a snapshot

  • Partnerships

    We choose like-minded suppliers and partner with clients to motivate sustainable choices at every opportunity.

    • Metalco’s manufacturing facilities include an incredible 7,500 roof-top solar panels.
    • A wide range of products use aluminium sourced from McKechnie, the first aluminium extruder to achieve world-class CEMARS environmental certification.
    • We consciously help clients choose durable, natural, and recyclable materials – and create spaces for community and environmental wellbeing.
  • Materials

    Wherever possible, we choose sustainable materials with limited negative impact on natural resources, people and environment.

    • We are ever increasing our use of sustainably sourced, recycled and recyclable materials, including FSC and PEFC accredited timber, aluminium, recycled concrete and wood-plastic composites.
    • More and more of our suppliers are incorporating innovative materials like 100% recyclable Corten (with a rust-like appearance via eco-friendly oxidisation).
  • Products & Features
    Products & Features

    We seek and provide smart products that save water and energy, reduce waste, and encourage urban greening including:

    • Modular, multi-purpose products with the flexibility to adapt, rather than replace.
    • Beautifully designed products to support and accommodate shrubs, trees and plants.
    • Power-saving community barbeques, water-savings drink fountains, and responsible waste management products like recycling litter bins.
  • Processes & Operations
    Processes & Operations

    We strive to conserve energy, manage water use and minimise waste.

    • We re-use timber and cardboard packaging wherever possible and ensure effective waste management and separation.
    • Choose products designed for a long lifespan – with smart disassembly for responsible end-of-life management.
    • Source majority of products locally (with minimal transportation required) as well as hand-picked ranges from global leaders with proven environmental credentials.