Sustainability at Max Biocare Institute

Max Biocare Institute believes in making real-life contributions to health, wellbeing and knowledge in a sustainable way. We share the same vision and belief in sustainable conduct across the Max Biocare Group overall, but with a more specific focus on innovation. Being evidence-based means that we pay more attention to ethics and responsibility in our research and development activities.

We’re committed to:

  • Maintaining integrity, quality and ethical conduct in our research and education activities
  • Minimizing environmental impact and integrating with local ecosystems
  • Endeavouring to support the wider public through community-based activities, including education, knowledge transfer and social engagement
  • Embracing economic sustainability, by supporting local and regional activities

Integrity of research conduct

Integrity is considered the foundation on which all sustainability practices are based. We seek to conduct all our current and future research responsibly and ethically by abiding by the following guidelines.

  • The Declaration of Helsinki 2001
  • Institutional Ethics Committees for human research
  • ICH clinical trial regulations
  • Peer review and research quality standards for journal publication

These apply to any research conducted locally at Research Parks, Max Biocare Clinic, or through affiliated research groups in Australia and overseas.

Supporting the local community

The Max Biocare Research Parks in Yinnar believes in engaging with the local Gippsland community in different ways to ensure that we are “ploughing back” into the local economy, to give it a chance to grow and thrive. Businesses in primary industry in this region and other green belts around Victoria have a long history of quality and sustainable practice that have put the state on the world map.

Environmental impact reduction & ecosystem integration

Our Research Parks initiative provides a diverse range of natural resources from which we create innovative ingredients for nutrition and medicinal applications. The Park has translated over the stringent quality management approach used by the Max Biocare Group, which we have also extended into our sustainability criteria. Having sustainable practices in mind from the design and concept phase has allowed us to integrate them routinely in our expanding production capabilities.

  • Following organic growing practices
  • Use of biodynamic growing principles
  • Mass incorporation of flowering plant species with medicinal properties and replanting of native tree species to encourage local insect pollinators
  • Maintaining a bee colony to complement local bee populations and further promote pollination
  • Enhancing rainwater catchment and storage capacity on site, through high volume tanks and dam infrastructure
  • Increasing use of renewable power sources, including solar power
  • Researching natural recycling and bioremediation strategies

Supporting educational activities
Professional education

Providing a relaxed environment and personalized approach to educating professionals in specific areas of health and wellbeing, including nutrition sciences, complementary therapies, research methods and biology.
Enrichment Programs

Max Biocare Research Parks plans to host a range of educational enrichment programs designed to complement school curricula, with themes including life sciences and biotechnology.

Social engagement