The Better Business Partnership has aligned with Lane Cove Council and Lane Cove ALIVE to roll out its free business sustainability program in Lane Cove.
The Better Business Partnership assists local business owners to attain success through sustainability by:
- helping businesses save money and increase profits
- providing assistance with accessing any financial assistance and resources that may be available
- offering VIP invitations to business support events
- providing rewards and promotion for businesses who are doing the right thing
The Better Business Partnership began in 2009 as a partnership program with Ku-ring-gai, North Sydney and Willoughby City Councils and with funding from the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust and Sydney Water's Every Drop Counts Business Program. In 2012 the program was expanded into Lane Cove through a partnership between Lane Cove Council and Lane Cove ALIVE.
For more information about the program, visit the Better Business Partnership website.
For a map of local businesses participating in the program, click here.
CASE STUDY: ONE VILLAGE SHOP
One Village Shop is all about respecting producers and the planet. Everything in the store is ethically produced to the highest standards. If sourced from developing countries the products adhere to the principles of fair trade, and if sourced from within Australia the store works with small businesses that have sound social and environmental practices.
One Villiage Shop really does live by the principles of sustainability and are one of our model business partners of the Better Business Program. They have:
- Installed Energy Efficient Lighting
- Initiated Shut Down procedures
- Turned of Zip Hot Water Boilers
- Dramatically reduced Air-conditioning use
- Installed a Dual Flush toilet
- Minimised water use wherever possible
- Recycle everything including food scraps
- Worked with suppliers to reduce packaging and ensure packaging is recyclable
- Support the well being of all staff
- Heavily involved in supporting and growing local business community
- Minimised transport intensity of all products
- Purchases and supplies sustainably made products only
For more information download the case study from the Better Business Partnership website