Materials
Sourcing
Design
Factory
Products
Waste
Management
Systems

Design
for a circular
economy

Materials Sourcing

  • We use Near-Sourcing

    for 100%

    of our steel and powder-coat & European
    sourcing for Engineered components

  • All European components are sourced from

    Ethical

    manufacturers with current ISO14001
    and modern slavery statements

  • Our Products are made from

    100%

    BlueScope Sheet Steel

  • BlueScope Sheet Steel has a minimum of

    24.2%

    Recycled content

  • Our Packaging is

    100%

    Plantation FSC (c008345)
    Visy Plantation & Recycled fibre content

  • Our soft plastic packaging incorporates

    Recycled

    Plastic and our supplier is a member of
    Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation

Design

  • 100%

    Designed & Made in Australia

  • 100%

    Repurpose Reuse Recycle

  • Designed for

    Disassembly

    with waste material minimised

  • 10 Year

    warranty

  • 3rd Party

    Auditing/testing/Certification
    GECA, AFRDI, CSIRO

  • Exclusive Designs

    By First Nations Designer
    Lucy Simpson

  • Good Design Award

    for Product Design
    xLocker2 System

  • Bold lines and enduring style

    Fatfile™

    by Paul Morris

  • The universal locker system

    xLocker2™

    by PlanexDesign

Factory

  • Extensive lights-out production
    capacity using

    Automated

    Technologies

  • 30%

    Energy Savings Through
    1020 solar panels & LED lighting

  • Architectural excellence

    Award-winning

    Factory

  • 100 kW solar roof-top-system made up of

    1020

    Solar panels

  • Our transport and assembly contractors
    selected for

    Reliability

    & environmentally conscious methods

  • Flexible manufacturing systems enable

    Flexible Lead Times

    and customisation

  • Recipient of

    4 Govt. Grants

    including Sustainability Victoria
    to improve energy efficiencies in the factory

Products

  • Designed for

    Longevity

    Not Landfill

  • 0

    Zero VOC
    Emissions from products

  • Our product stewardship policy supports

    100% Return

    of product for disassembly or recycling
    beyond the 10-year warranty period

  • Designed for

    Disassembly

  • Green Credentials

    Products have third party assessment

  • Replacement parts available
    in excess of

    10 Years

    from delivery date

  • Approved Supplier

    For the NSW Govt under the
    Office & Education Furniture Contract
    Deed of Standing Offer
    Department of Health 2020:2023

     

  • Our products are

    Specified

    By Leading Australian
    Architects & Designers

Waste

  • 98%

    Waste material
    Reused or recycled

  • 100%

    Recycled/reused
    Cardboard packaging and used polymer
    packaging is type sorted and sent to
    accredited recyclers

  • Scrap steel

    100%

    Recycled

  • Waste powdercoat powder

    98%

    Repurposed
    To make our own counterweights from
    Waste powder & scrap steel

  • We send our waste powder to make

    Green Ceramics™

    for the building industry

  • Repurposed waste saves

    30 Tonnes

    of GHG emissions per year

  • 0

    Zero microplastics to landfill

  • 200 Tonnes

    in GHG Reductions saved overall
    per year

  • Recipient of

    Federal Govt. Grant

    for management of Waste powdercoat
    material Co-funded with Industry partners
    and Monash University

Management Systems

  • Integrated

    Management Systems

    & Environmental Social Governance

  • ISO 9001:2015

    For Quality

  • ISO 14001:2015

    For Environmental

  • 3rd Party

    Certification of products

  • Furntech

    AFRDI Blue Tick

    AFRDI Green Tick

  • GECA

    Good Environmental

    Choice Australia Ecolabels

  • Member

    United Nations Global Compact

Sustainability

We acknowledge the impact our business has on the world and believe in leaving an eco-positive footprint. Environmental sustainability is a core value embedded in the conception, design, manufacture and longevity of our products. We work to achieve a circular model of design and manufacturing and constantly source new opportunities to create energy and material efficiencies, minimise waste and recycle, thereby diverting waste from landfill.

 

As a sustainable manufacturer, we invest in the future with Planex products contributing maximum points to Green Star ratings. Planex has maintained AFRDI Blue Tick product testing and Good Environmental Choice for a range of products since 2009. This commitment was extended to AFRDI Green Tick Platinum (AFRDI 150 Sustainability Standard) in 2018 and recognised as GBCA Green Star Level A. In committing to these values, Planex became the first Australian company to achieve Platinum level rating with our xLocker2 range of lockers and the Linea sliding door cabinet storage systems.

Fundamental Research

We lead the way in sustainable manufacturing, partnering with government bodies universities and industry partners to solve global challenges.

Our collaborative R&D has addressed the issue of recycling waste powder. Each year, powder coating generates up to 1million tonnes of unrecoverable waste powder world-wide. The powder goes to landfill and potentially leaches into soil, waterways and oceans around the world. We have taken the lead in the powder coat industry, proving that this waste can be re-used by making in-house counterweights, incorporating our powder coat into Green Ceramics™ or recovering all its resources using pyrolysis

Near-Sourcing

Near-sourcing is an integral foundation of our business and engage local supply chains where possible. All our steel (which comprises 94-99% of our product) is Australian made Bluescope steel. Our local manufacturing capabilities and networks with many local suppliers avert emissions from foreign transportation and support our passion for building a low carbon economy.

Planex’s commitment to recycling at end-of-life are integral to certification by GECA, AFRDI-Furntech Green Ticks, ISO14001.

Additionally, Planex is part of the United Nations Global Compact and commits to its Ten Principles of good corporate citizenship; in particular, for recycling and betterment of the environment. Planex has an anti-slavery policy in place across its supply chain.

Product Stewardship

Our products’ longevity is supported by the fully recyclable nature of steel. Through careful design, bonding is minimised and disassembly promoted.

 

Our Stewardship Policy guides our practices and supports the return of products for recycling before the 10-year warranty period. Our built-out obsolescence test is applied to every product to ensure longevity and to avoid contributing to landfill.

Sustainability Report

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

Environment Social Governance (ESG)

We partner with leading suppliers and organisations to ensure each Planex product has integrity in form and function. We use third party certification so our customers have peace of mind when specifying or purchasing our products.

“Since 2021 Planex has been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.”