Cameron’s Nursery is a specialist wholesale nursery based in Arcadia NSW, in the Sydney Hills District.

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Sustainability Policy

Cameron’s Nursery began trading in 1992 specialising in perennials, lavenders, cottage plants, Herb Herbert Herbs, new release & pbr products. We are located at Arcadia, in the Hills District of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Cameron’s Nursery has a strong commitment to the environment and we have endeavoured to run our    business following these beliefs. We strive to continue to make improvements throughout the business and to reduce our impact on the environment. Our company sees our environmental responsibilities extend far     beyond our own backyard and we intend to educate our customers and suppliers about the benefits of being environmentally responsible.

Our Sustainability Policies

Sustainablilty Advantage Member

Climate change is perhaps the most significant threat our world is facing.  It has motivated us to attempt to educate our customers and suppliers on such things as renewable sources of energy for heating, efficient watering practices, recycling water, recycling pots and labels, biodegradable pots and sustainable practices.  Our core business is supplying plants to Retail Nurseries, Chain stores, Landscape sector and the like. To complement our company’s contribution to our environment, we are implementing the following:-

  • To comply with and exceed where practicable, all applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice for environmental sustainability.
  • To cultivate and foster strong relationships within Australia and around the world with other individuals and organisations who share our environmental concerns, values and practices.  By doing this we hope to lessen the impact of pollution on our world.
  • To ensure our staff adhere to all Sustainability Policies and Practices.
  • To make our customers and suppliers aware of our Sustainability Policies and Practices and encourage them to adopt similar Policies and Practices.
  • To support businesses who have also implemented similar Environmental/Sustainability Policies and Practices.
  • Green procurement practices – utilising recycled products.
  • To integrate sustainability considerations into all our business decisions.

Our Sustainability Practices

We at Camerons Nursery are committed to reducing our own carbon footprint in addition to supplying products that will also reduce the end user’s carbon footprint.  We endeavour to do this by :

  • Practicing and promoting product recycling – utilising recycled products, waste minimisation, ‘Reduce and Reuse’.
  • Sustainable production and reduced energy consumption.
  • Reducing our energy footprint by utilising the latest communication technology eg: email
  • Watering efficiencies using capillary watering and selecting most efficient sprinklers within our nursery and recycling of water.
  • Plastic trays, labels and pots are also recycled where possible.
  • Green waste recycled.
  • Paper and cardboard recycled.
  • Implemented a waste minimization program.
  • Utilising dam water filtered by a sand filtration unit rather than chlorine or any other chemicals.
  • Using recycled, environmentally friendly, or sustainable materials for all our in house correspondence.
  • Reducing our lighting to the minimum required. No lights on in rooms without people, and lights out at the end of the day.
  • Making our Sustainability Policies and Practices available to our customers.
  • We reduce, reuse and recycle everything we possibly can.
  • We use the recycle symbol on all custom plant labels & encourage others to print the recycle symbol. on their plastic plant labels.
  • Supporting businesses that have implemented environmental sustainability strategies.
  • Insulation of hot water pipes & installation of heat retention curtains in our Igloos.
  • Utilisation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
  • Focus on transport efficiencies and sustainability options.
  • To implement sustainable land use policies and procedures.
  • Focus on information (computer) efficiency.
  • Reduce any chemical usage within the nursery.
  • Use renewable media for planting (soil mixes).
  • Lower costs and improve productivity.
  • To continually strive to improve our own sustainability performance.

We encourage our customers, partners, suppliers and business associates to implement and promote these actions throughout our industry.

Green Globe Awards WinnerSummary

We have chosen to improve our environmental performance and contribute to a healthier environment for present and future generations.

Today the community, customers and staff are seeking higher and higher standards of environmental accountability, we need to respond to these demands for sustainability to ensure future growth and prosperity.

‘We strive to supply a quality product while continuing to reduce our impact on the environment.’