Our Focus on Sustainability

Turks has comprehensive environmental practices including the systems we have in place to minimise our environmental footprint, such as:

  • Tenanting only minimum 5 Star NABERS Energy rating buildings in our major CBD offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. For example, Citigroup Centre (in which our Sydney office is located) uses 'smart glass' technology to create optimal conditions and reduces emissions and was recently awarded a 6 Star Green Star rating by Green Building Council Australia. We actively engage in the many sustainability initiatives run by each building.
  • Running a paperless office, enforcing electronic data storage and encouraging clients to instruct and correspond electronically, where appropriate, aided through our proprietary online case management and communication tool. Where the use of paper is required, 80% recycled paper is used and double sided photocopying is default.
  • Recycling waste paper, stationery, and used ink toner cartridges as well as aligning our waste processes with each buildings sustainable waste strategy, including a centralised bin system in each tenancy.
  • We engage the services of Close the Loop to reduce the amount of waste produced by toner or ink printer cartridges. Close The Loop is an Australian resource recovery and recycling company that specialises in post-consumer recycling, working with a Zero Waste to Landfill promise.
  • Minimising energy consumption via timed lighting controls and on-demand air-conditioning and generally ensuring resources such as water and energy are used responsibly by staff through signage and education.
  • Investing significantly in systems and technology to allow for a flexible workforce reducing the need for travel and minimizing the use of resources. We have integrated video conferencing facilities and a recording studio to allow for online meetings and training. We provide staff with access to high speed scanners, data copying software, iPads and laptops.
  • We actively encourage greener transport options such as walking, cycling or public transport and in each of our offices we provide access to bicycle storage facilities. We also reimburse staff for public transport when travelling inter-office.
  • We use Nespresso and participate in its recycling programme ensuring the coffee we provide is sustainably produced with almost 100% carbon efficiency.