Sustainability
Environmental, Social, Governance
As one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of quality building products, Brickworks’ purpose has sustainability at our core – to create beautiful products that last forever.
Build For Living
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Build For Living
Towards 2025 - Brickworks Sustainability Strategy
As one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of quality building products, Brickworks purpose has sustainability at our core – to create beautiful products that last forever. The built environment forms the fabric of our cities and our lives, and contributes to substantial environmental and social impacts. Sustainable building design offers greater energy and resource efficiency over the lifetime of a building. Our sustainability strategy focuses on the opportunity to make buildings and cities safe, resilient and sustainable. Our strategy is to manufacture products in a sustainable way, with strong governance and a culture of care for our community.
Towards 2025 Sustainability Targets
Responsible Business

Leading building design safe, resilient, sustainable

  • Provide leading research on passive solar thermal design, enabling reduced lifetime energy use
  • Support design tools, guidance and information to incorporate life cycle thinking into building design
  • Double volume from products that hold leading sustainable qualities
  • Reduce supply chain risk
  • Business Ethics and Whistleblower programs
Our People & Community

Strong culture and care for our community

  • Continued reductions in injury rates
  • 100 Community activities each year
  • Supporting charities like the Children's Cancer Institute
  • Stretch target: 35% female senior executives
  • Develop and implement a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
Environment

Sustainable manufacturing

  • Invest in the transition to the hydrogen fuel economy
  • Reduced potable water use in water stressed areas
  • Drive progressive rehabilitation
  • Year on year increase in recycled material use
  • Over $2 million investment in emission abatement
  • Stretch target 10% increase in gas efficiency at Austral Bricks plants by 2030 (Baseline FY18)
Performance
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Performance
Our Journey
This Sustainability Report is Brickworks Limited’s (Brickworks) third stand-alone Sustainability Report and is intended to complement the Annual Report, providing expanded disclosure on non-financial performance, impacts and opportunities. It is informed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, a leading independent environmental, social and governance reporting standard.
Products and Sustainability
Designed with care

Leading Building Design, Safe, Resilient, Sustainable

In an unpredictable world, those living in cities must be creative and adapt in order to withstand the shocks and stresses that this century is predicted to bring. Our bricks and concrete products are manufactured to provide resilience. They are durable, fire-proof, contain thermal mass for energy efficient design, excellent acoustic properties and no indoor air emissions (VOCs); and our clay bricks hold a 100-year guarantee. Building product companies have an important role to facilitate innovation through providing durable and naturally sustainable products. Brickworks is proud of its innovative product accomplishments. We were the first Company in Australia to provide Climate Active Certified Carbon Neutral Bricks to national and international markets. By 2025, we will double our volume of products sold in Australia that hold leading sustainable qualities.
Sustainable Design
See the results
The built environment has substantial environmental and social impacts. Sustainable building design offers greater energy and resource efficiency over the operational lifetime of a building. Our research and innovation has led the way to realising the thermal benefits of bricks, in partnership with the University of Newcastle. Brickworks is committed to supporting design tools, guidance and information to incorporate life cycle thinking into building design.
Look around and you’ll see how we’re contributing to a beautiful and enduring future for our built environment.”
Lindsay Partridge, AM
Managing Director
News
The Latest on Sustainability
These are the topical related sustainability stories that our Brickworks team feel make an impact on our communities and environments.
Policies and Data
Transparency Hub
Brickworks is committed to sustainability reporting, providing expanded disclosure on our non-financial performance impacts and opportunities. Our reporting is informed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, a leading independent Environmental, Social and Governance reporting standard.


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