Taking responsibility is part of our DNA
“We want to produce an ethically manufactured product with the lowest carbon footprint. I want my kids to have a happy place to live on this Earth. If I'm fortunate enough to put my foot forward, I hope it encourages others to do the same.”
Every day we are guided by a strong purpose and our beliefs will always push us forward - driven by respect for Australian manufacturing, all people, and our planet.
Three principles have shaped the Sussex Responsibility Strategy
Our Responsibility to Australia
Our Responsibility to Sustainability
Our Responsibility to People
Protecting what matters
This commitment is combined with our company's beliefs and our determination to produce Australian-made products. They inspire our ethical responsibilities as a business on how we impact Australia, and the world, for generations to come.
So, when you choose beautifully functional Sussex tapware, you're not just buying for today, you're investing in a better tomorrow for Australia.
We believe in making
We protect what we love, so we are united in our determination to produce Australian-made products following the highest ethical principles.
We believe in keeping
jobs in Australia
When a customer purchases Sussex tapware, they are supporting a local business at a time when local manufacturing is needed more than ever to boost our economy and provide stable jobs.
We believe in keeping
Our products are handcrafted by local people.
We take craftsmanship one step further, by infusing our founder's traditional techniques to make the best Australian-made products.
We believe in preserving
Sussex offers unique, fully integrated, end-to end manufacturing. Our technology, logistics,
and design are part of a streamlined operation that ensures our products are consistently among the best in the world.
We are entirely Australian and believe in investing together in a better Australia.
Australian made from start to finish
We are the most sustainable tapware company in Australia.
Making it ZERO
As a Climate Active Certified Organisation, we are actively working together to protect our climate today, for future generations.
We have achieved our products and organisation certification through Australia’s most rigorous process and testing. Our customers can be sure they genuinely buy carbon-neutral products and contribute to positive climate action.
We're committed to making it right, which means putting our future first.
Reduction in greenhouse gases
Tonnes of reduced emissions through solar panel installation
Recycling of our brass waste
Net carbon emissions in 2021 and beyond
Introducing a recycling program for used tapware
Efficient energy lighting installed throughout
We install solar panels to reduce emissions by
We upgrade energy systems to reduce yearly greenhouse gasses.
We reduce our logistic footprint to ensure fewer fossil fuels burnt.
Sourcing most of our raw metals and manufacturing our tapware entirely in Australia.
Operating a fully cyclical process, from the raw materials in our foundry to product delivery.
Implementing a take- back program for used tapware, greatly reducing landfill.
Continuously refining our processes to minimize operational waste and maximize recycling opportunities at every step.
Installing energy efficient PVD technology with a fully automated cleaning process for water filtration and recycling.
Download Our Latest Sustainability Report
Every year we summarise our efforts in an annual report. The sustainability report contains more details about how we work responsibly with materials, production, and products. It also contains our milestones and the goals we have accomplished.
Our Awards and Partnerships
2023 Australian Manufacturing - Top 50 Silver Award for Innovative Manufacturing
2022 City of Hume Business Award - Manufacturer Category Winner
2021 Climate Active Certification for both Business and Products
2020 Design Files X Laminex - Sustainability Award Finalist
2020 Approved “Australian Made and Owned” Trademark
2020 Approved Supplier to Victorian Government “Buy Recycled Directory
2019 City of Hume Business Award - Sustainability Category (Finalist)
2018 Houses Awards - Ongoing (2019, 2020 and Beyond)
2018 Houses Awards - Sustainability Sponsor
2017 Take2 Member Victorian Government Climate Change Pledge Program
2017 Driven x Design Award- Scala Collection
2017 City of Hume Business Award - Sustainability category (Gold)
2015 Northern Business Achievement Award for Excellence
2015 Sustainability and Environmental Award Winner
We hope our accomplishments inspire others as much as they inspire us, and we challenge others to take bold action.
Working together with our people.
We celebrate our PEOPLE
Sussex is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on gender, race, colour, ethnicity or national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
We respect and celebrate the differences in our team by hiring diverse groups of people. With distinctions in ethnicity, gender, religion and education, this variety of skills, culture, and values all help us create an environment where we can be ourselves and come together as one.
Everyone that works at Sussex is part of a community. We do it through a shared love of food, culture, teamwork, and sport. Through our sense of unity, we also help our people give back to their local community.
Our people are not just a worker in our factory, or a seat at the table, but a voice in the conversation. Inclusion here means opportunity for growth, development, and advancement.
For us, a culture of belonging means creating a place where every person feels seen, heard, valued, and free to be their authentic selves.
Sussex was founded by family, and it is an ethos we live by. By putting people first and treating each other with unconditional care, we show up as ourselves, who speak from the heart, value others’ contributions, and invest in each other’s growth.