Demand for green credentials
With Copenhagen out of the way, and at least one election to come in within the next six months, 2010 proves to be a busy year for South Australian businesses.
The next 12 months will see an increase in demand for proof of green credentials from both Government and industry.
It will also see greater requirements being placed on supply chains to report on, and be accountable for, their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions – particularly following a final decision on the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) being made.
Business SA will remain at the forefront in terms of the development of green programs and services designed to assist business to fulfill their ‘green’ obligations.
These services will span areas including training, consulting and of course through our recently launched environmental accreditation program. We will also continue to have a voice in government policy and legislation through our Environment Committee.
If your organisation requires training or consulting assistance to fulfill its environment and sustainability related requirements during 2010, contact our Customer Service Centre on 8300 0103.
Our green accreditation scheme continues to gather momentum, with more businesses going through the scheme and obtaining accreditation.
Two of the most recent organisations to successfully obtain bronze level accreditation through are ANCOL (SA) and Dexion Adelaide.
Grant Eckert, General Manager of ANCOL (SA) explains his organisation’s decision to go for bronze level accreditation:
“Our Company has been proactive in adopting a recycling program to minimise paper, cardboard & plastic packaging consumables we had previously sent to land fill. We now promote that recycling & being conscious of our actions is the accepted norm in today’s society & not the exception as it has been in days past,” Grant said.
“With Business SA’s guidance and support we have been able to achieve a recognised accreditation within a relatively short period of time, enabling us to be considered as a strategic supplier to both Government and private sectors.”
Brian Parker, Managing Director of Dexion Adelaide, identifies environmental requirements within tenders as the key driver to obtain a formal green accreditation:
“Business today finds itself having to run the gauntlet through a myriad of policies and procedures just to get to the start of the Tender process,” Brian said.
“Achieving certification for our Environmental Management Plan (EMP) now allows us to “tick that box” and move onto the next task.
“We expect that our new EMP Bronze Level Accreditation will result in a higher inclusion rate within the Tender process.”
If you would like to find out more about the scheme - click here
How to Register
To register for the scheme - all you need to do is complete and return the flier relevant to the level of accreditation that you want to achieve (i.e. bronze, silver or gold) by:
Post: Business SA, 136 Greenhill Road, Unley SA 5061
Fax: 8300 0204