Sustainabiz is looking for 10 businesses to take part in a subsidised programme to put them at the forefront of sustainable business practice in the Waikato region.Ideally, the businesses will have between 10 and 50 full time employees and an annual turnover of at least $1m.
Applications for the 12 month ‘Adding sustainable value’ programme close on Wednesday, 27 April. Sustainabiz is subsidising the programme, reducing the cost from $3000 to $750.
The core component of the programme will be delivered by Natural Step, an international award-winning non-profit organisation established in 1989 to accelerate progress towards global sustainability.
Sustainabiz coordinator Barnaby Smith said the programme could open up new commercial opportunities to participating businesses.
“Adopting a strategic and innovative response to sustainability can drive competitive advantage. It also reduces costs, while also benefiting people and the environment,” Mr Smith said.
The programme runs from May 2011 to April 2012, and includes:
More information on the programme and an online application form are available at www.sustainabiz.co.nz/news.
Sustainabiz is a not-for-profit sustainable business support programme funded by the Waikato Regional Council and local councils. For more information, visit www.sustainabiz.co.nz.