Australia Post accredited under Tyre Stewardship Scheme
13,000 strong fleet will work with TSA accredited suppliers
One of Australia’s largest, most visible and diverse vehicle fleets has joined the effort to address the challenge of sustainably dealing with end-of-life tyres.
Australia Post is now accredited under the Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) Scheme and has committed to meeting the environmental challenge contributed by its fleet of cars, vans, trucks and motorcycles.
The addition of a 13,000 strong vehicle fleet to the Scheme is a major milestone in the establishment of an independent nation-wide cooperative industry program that is working on solutions to an ongoing environmental concern.
As a TSA accredited fleet, Australia Post will now work to help trace the full life-cycle of tyres through working with TSA accredited suppliers, both in the purchase and the disposal of tyres.
Gerry Morvell, Chairman of Tyre Stewardship Australia, welcomed the decision of Australia Post to seek accreditation saying: “Having Australia Post agree to the key principles of TSA accreditation is yet another major development for TSA. It shows that responsible fleets can be part of the effort to track and audit the flow and ultimate destination of end-of-life tyres”.
“We congratulate Australia Post for making this important commitment and we look forward to similar important announcements in the near future.” Mr Morvell added.
Adam Treffry, Australia Post’s General Manager, Property and Procurement, said being part of the Scheme was an important step in their sustainability agenda.
“We are excited to be involved in the TSA Scheme which is just part of our plan to deliver balanced environmental and financial outcomes for the enterprise. It is not only the right thing to do, it also provides business and community benefits in the longer term,” he said.
Each year, Australians generate over 48 million end-of-life tyres.
Tyre Stewardship Australia established by the nation’s major tyre importers, with the support of Federal and State Governments, works to establish an independent auditing regime tracing the fate of end-of-life tyres. It also focuses on building industry and community education on sustainable tyre disposal and on developing additional applications for tyre derived materials.
The Scheme is funded by an ACCC authorised consumer levy of 25 cents on new tyres and enjoys the support of key industry members, Continental, Goodyear-Dunlop, Michelin, Pirelli, Toyo, Yokohama and more recently Bridgestone.