At UFS we’re committed to reducing our impact on the environment. Over the years we’ve introduced several initiatives with this goal in mind:

  • Solar panels have been installed on all ten UFS owned buildings, including Central Office, Doveton Street Medical and our pharmacies at Ballan, Beaufort, Bridge Mall, Buninyong, Sebastopol, Sturt Street and Wendouree.
  • Sustainable cleaning products are used at all sites. These are purchased in concentrated form and diluted onsite, to reduce the amount of unnecessary packaging used.
  • Environmentally sustainable LED lights have been installed at twenty of our sites.
  • UFS is a signatory to Zoos Victoria’s “When Balloons Fly, Sea Birds Die” campaign and has committed not to use balloons at any of our events.
  • All sites are collection points for Zoos Victoria’s “They’re Calling on You” campaign to collect old mobile phones to help save gorillas in Africa.
  • We offer safe disposal of unwanted/expired medicines for free in order to reduce our impact on the environment.
  • A sustainable keep cup was presented to each staff member in December 2017, to encourage reduction in the use of plastic lined disposable coffee cups.
  • We phased out single use plastic bags in all our stores and our regular small and medium paper bags are now printed on sustainably sourced paper, with water based inks.