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Planet

Our 2030 strategic direction demonstrates a clear focus on our Planet pillar, where we aim to nurture nature and reduce our negative impacts to net zero.

To achieve this goal, three key areas of focus are important – Zero Carbon Operations, Nature Positive, and Eliminating Waste.

OUR GOALS

ZERO CARBON OPERATIONS​ Achieve net zero carbon operations (scopes 1 & 2) By 2025

NATURE​ POSITIVE​ Contributing to the restoration and conservation of the natural environment in our key markets From 2025

ELIMINATE WASTE

We will send zero waste to landfill and eliminate single use plastic from our packaging. By 2027

Nature Restoration

Planting trees is the simplest, yet most critical initiative that aids in improving air quality, sequestering carbon, preventing soil erosion, and providing biodiverse habitats. For every LAB. Collection piece sold in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, Michael Hill has committed to planting up to 10 trees with One Tree Planted. With your help, we have committed to planting one million trees throughout Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Our goal is to reach this one million milestone in 2030.

Energy Efficiency in our Brisbane Support Office

We are committed to consistently searching for better ways to operate, to benefit and reduce our impact on the environment. Having just relocated to a new head office in Brisbane, Australia, we now occupy a building that is more efficient and considerate of the environment and runs on 100% net-zero emission energy from entirely renewable sources.

A part of the brief for this development was to be environmentally considerate and have installed a 99KW solar panel system in accordance with Australian Standard AS5033 by Clean Energy Council to assist in our journey to offset our energy usage building features solar panels and water tanks to capture rainwater to be used in the buildings facilities systems for all landscaping, and as the specifying tenant of the new building, we have driven the systems and technologies used on site to reduce energy use. Our landlord is seeking official accreditation for its green operating status in due course. Our aim is for all our Scope 1 & 2 operations to be Net Zero by 2025.

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

Michael Hill has been a proud member of The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) since 2023. APCO has over 2,300 members that share a commitment to reducing the environmental impact of their packaging and working towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets. Our APCO membership is important to ensure transparency and accountability under our Zero Waste goal, which forms part of our Sustainability Strategy.

We are already implementing initiatives to make our packaging more sustainable and to reduce the amount of packaging that ends up in landfill. For 2023, Michael Hill’s overall APCO performance level was Good Progress. We are now working towards taking tangible action on our packaging sustainability journey. See our 2023 annual report and 2024 action plan here for more detail on the commitments we have made on our sustainable packaging journey.