Learn, Share & Support
There are a number of organisations that can support you on your sustainability journey, both within Taranaki and further afield. Share your learning and success and tap into the support that you need - there’s no need to reinvent the wheel!
There are a number of key organisations to support you on your journey towards more sustainable business include:
Taranaki’s three council co-fund a waste minimisation officer, who can help you with sold waste minimisation. Call your local council to make enquiries. In addition, NPDC have a Commerical Waste Minimisation Officer to assist you in minimising solid waste.
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority - EECA have a business team that can assist you in sourcing funding, with energy audits and more.
Green Building Council - a non-profit membership organisation that promotes better buildings, because better buildings mean healthier, happier people.
Sustainable Business Council - aim to mainstream sustainability within the New Zealand business community
Sustainable Business Network - New Zealand’s largest, longest-standing sustainable business organisation. Their goal is empowering business to be more sustainable so that people and nature prosper.
Learning and Support
Measuring & sharing your sustainability progress is an important part of any sustainability program. According to the Sustainability Trust, 73% of Kiwis rate a socially and environmentally responsible workplace as being important. The more you talk about your journey towards sustainability, the stronger your brand will glow – shout about it!
You can start by investigating triple bottom line end of year reporting. Here, in addition to financial reporting businesses also report on their social and environmental bottom lines. And for an easier step - get on your social media outlets and let everyone know what you are achieving. We would love to share your successes through our outlets too. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing your success
If you know of other stockists/retailers/suppliers/services or all round fantastic sustainable sources please let us know so that we can share.