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It was our early compactor design that lead us to the name Elephants Foot, as our compaction presses looked like an elephant stomping on waste.

For over 40 years Elephants Foot Waste Compactors has played a pivotal role in the waste and recycling services industry throughout Australia. Beginning with supplying garbage bags for kerbside waste collection in the early 70’s, to the development of our first cardboard compactors by 1976, following an increase of public awareness and concern about the protection of the environment and interest in recycling.

From there, we have continuously evolved with the industry and adapted to market demand as we now cement our position as a national leader in waste consultancy, chute system design and installation, and operational waste handling and management solutions across all sectors and industries.

With a hands on approach, along with our wealth of industry knowledge we tailor our products, systems and services to suit individual project and client needs.

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Whilst we are exceedingly committed to safety, quality, and the environment, we dominate the market through our dedication and commitment to our customer, often going above and beyond expectations to deliver results.

As we continue to grow and embark on mastering the revolution of environmental awareness and sustainability, we look back and acknowledge how far we as an organisation and nation have come but recognise that we still have a long way to go. As a proudly 100% owned and operated Australian business we will continue to support our nation and our community to protect the environment for future generations. 

Our
Commitment

Elephants Foot are not only committed to our customers, but to our people and the wider community. We will achieve and work towards our commitment through our mission, vision and our values.

Mission

To provide best practice, efficient and sustainable waste and recycling products, services and advice, exceeding customer and community expectations. Our goal is to make waste and recycling management easy.

Vision

With a strong customer focus and emphasis on safety, quality, and sustainability, we aim to become a globally recognised brand and international market leader across the waste and recycling services industry. We will achieve this by developing, inspiring, and empowering our people and through our commitment to delivering results, by doing things once and doing them right.

Values

We believe that our people are the foundation of our business and we aim to provide our people with an exciting and rewarding career with growth and opportunity.

We will continuously challenge our people to achieve more, inspire them to be better, motivate them to succeed and empower them to deliver results.

Our people are not just our employees but are a part of the greater Elephants Foot community.

We will continually identify opportunities for improvement across out business operations, eliminating the notion of “if it’s not broken why fix it”.

Committed to innovation and innovating thinking, we will be open for new concepts and ideas.

We believe to grow is to change and in order to grow, we will never close a door on change.

We believe that Sustainability across all business practices is the key to longevity. And when we talk sustainability, we focus on the environmental, social, and economical.

We will make environmentally sustainable choices to minimise carbon footprint to benefit future generations.

We will consider social impacts, ensuring our business is conducted ethically and responsibly.

We will ensure that all financial decisions are made with profitability in mind, without impacting or compromising on quality, safety or the environment.

We will hold and conduct ourselves to the highest degree of integrity.

We will be honest, ethical, consistent and fair across all of our practices.

We will keep our word, deliver on our promises and acknowledge our mistakes.

We will take pride in our brand, ourselves and in our reputation and believe that building long term relationships outweighs short term rewards.

We will foster an environment of openness, enabling our people to share ideas and communicate freely.

We will work collaboratively, encouraging others to speak up and contribute to achieving the goals of the business.

We will participate in constructive criticism whilst always being respectful and professional, even during disagreements.

We will be accountable for our actions and never refer to a task as “not my job”.

We believe that our people are the foundation of our business and we aim to provide our people with an exciting and rewarding career with growth and opportunity.

We will continuously challenge our people to achieve more, inspire them to be better, motivate them to succeed and empower them to deliver results.

Our people are not just our employees but are a part of the greater Elephants Foot community.
We will continually identify opportunities for improvement across out business operations, eliminating the notion of “if it’s not broken why fix it”.

Committed to innovation and innovating thinking, we will be open for new concepts and ideas.

We believe to grow is to change and in order to grow, we will never close a door on change.
We believe that Sustainability across all business practices is the key to longevity. And when we talk sustainability, we focus on environmental, social, and economic impacts.

We will make environmentally sustainable choices to minimise carbon footprint to benefit future generations.

We will consider social impacts, ensuring our business is conducted ethically and responsibly.

We will ensure that all financial decisions are made with profitability in mind, without impacting or compromising on quality, safety or the environment.

We will hold and conduct ourselves to the highest degree of integrity.

We will be honest, ethical, consistent and fair across all of our practices.

We will keep our word, deliver on our promises and acknowledge our mistakes.

We will take pride in our brand, ourselves and in our reputation and believe that building long term relationships outweighs short term rewards.
We will foster an environment of openness, enabling our people to share ideas and communicate freely.

We will work collaboratively, encouraging others to speak up and contribute to achieving the goals of the business.

We will participate in constructive criticism whilst always being respectful and professional, even during disagreements.

We will be accountable for our actions and never refer to a task as “not my job”.
We Care About the Environment

At Elephants Foot we understand the challenges of waste management on a global, national and local scale. By utilising sustainability and waste hierarchy principles we approach and solve waste management issues from the planning to operational stages of a development.

We further recognise our responsibility to consumers who play a pivotal role in the overall effectiveness of environmental sustainability. By offering user-friendly and environmentally sustainable products and equipment, coupled with supportive training and educational materials, we aim to contribute to the overall success of our deliverables.

As a business we practice what we preach and aim to reduce environmental impacts across our operations. 

At Elephants Foot we understand the challenges of waste management on a global, national and local scale. By utilising sustainability and waste hierarchy principles we approach and solve waste management issues from the planning to operational stages of a development.

We further recognise our responsibility to consumers who play a pivotal role in the overall effectiveness of environmental sustainability. By offering user-friendly and environmentally sustainable products and equipment, coupled with supportive training and educational materials, we aim to contribute to the overall success of our deliverables.

As a business we practice what we preach and aim to reduce environmental impacts across our operations. Our environmental management system integrates our processes and procedures to improve our overall environmental performance through reducing resource consumption and minimising waste outputs where possible.

Product Stewardship

Elephants Foot have established a voluntary product stewardship initiative which recognises our organisational commitment to environmentally sustainable products, including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

Our commitment to product stewardship is evident through our core principles of PLM, which align with the Product Stewardship Act 2011. We aim to achieve our goals through active involvement and management of our organisation, including our relations with manufacturing partners and suppliers.

Upon request we will arrange for the removal of hired or obsolete equipment by its custodian in accordance with our product stewardship agreement. Where possible, the products will be refurbished and re-used, disassembled for component re-use or recycle and made available for sale or donation to community-based organisations.

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Elephants Foot take ownership of any products, components or materials that have been authorised for removal, or fall under the product stewardship agreement. The refurbishment, disassembly for use/recycle, donation or resale of any products, components or materials will be at the discretion of Elephants Foot.

For any additional information please check out the below policy and Product Stewardship Agreement, alternatively please get in touch via contact us tab or email us on info@elephantsfoot.com.au

info@elephantsfoot.com.au