Permaculture Journeys is entirely committed to sustainability. In fact, it is the very purpose of this business; and so we have taken multiple steps to integrate sustainability in everything we do, from our business vision and mission, to our operations.
We have developed a Sustainability Policy which outlines the sustainability vision for our business.
You can access it by clicking this link: https://permaculturejourneys.com.au/sustainability-policy
And we assure conformance with this policy through the use of our Sustainability Management System (SMS).
Sustainability Management System
A Sustainability Management System (SMS) is a document that aims at improving the present and future performance of an organisation at the 3 levels of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. Our SMS was developed in accordance with the ISO 14001 framework for Environmental Management and with the SMS course of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP).
You can see the contents of our SMS through the following link: https://permaculturejourneys.com.au/sustainability-management-system
Professional Memberships & Certifications
Melanie is a certified sustainability associate (ISSP-SA) and ongoing member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP). Credential holders are required to earn Continuous Education Units (CEUs) to maintain their certification, ensuring ongoing professional development and learning.
Permaculture Journeys is also a proud member of Permaculture Australia. Permaculture Australia is the national permaculture member-based organization in Australia. Activities include providing small grants to permaculture projects internationally via Permafund and supporting Accredited Permaculture education. Join as a member to help advocate for permaculture solutions here: permacultureaustralia.org.au/join-permaculture-australia/
We are also part of the Green Gardening Professionals of Sustainable Gardening Australia. SGA’s GGPs program is a membership group for professionals working in the garden and horticultural industry who are committed to contributing to a sustainable future through the world of gardening. They seek to understand the geology, climate, soils, plants and ecology of the places they work. They combine this knowledge when designing, constructing and maintaining landscapes. sgaonline.org.au/seeking-professionals/
Partnerships & Next Steps
Last but not least, we have set an objective to offset the carbon footprint induced from our digital operations, as well as to establish relevant partnerships to accelerate a global transition towards a sustainable future. We will endeavour to implement some of these steps mid or longer-term as is relevant to our business structure and performance.