Excel Body Works has invested in planting trees to help counteract our unavoidable solvent emissions.
This decision forms part of our larger environmental policy to ensure we do everything possible to minimise our impact on the environment.
Vehicle spray painting products are known to be a large contributor towards solvent emissions in the smash repair industry. We switched to a waterborne paint system many years ago as it contains a much lower level of solvents than traditional paints.
But we still wanted to do something more, that’s why we committed to planting trees through Carbon Neutral Australia’s Plant-a-Tree Program and the Glasurit Bodyshop Emissions Program.
Carbon Neutral Australia specialise in biodiverse conservation plantings using trees and shrubs that are native to the region. The trees sequester carbon, help reduce soil salinity, help combat wind and water erosion, enhance biodiversity and restore habitat for native animals.
Carbon Neutral has planted over 22 million mixed native species, trees and shrubs, across 11,700 hectares in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor.
In addition to reducing and counteracting our emissions, Excel Body Works recycles, reuses and sources better alternatives wherever possible.