The Better Business Partnership (BBP) aims to assist small to medium-sized businesses achieve local recognition through social and environmental sustainability initiatives.
The BBP works closely with the program participants to identify opportunities to reduce energy and water use, improve waste diversion and explore alternative transport means.
The team also assists businesses with environmentally sound purchasing practices, community engagement and staff support.
Partners have seen the benefit of the program by reduced consumption and therefore reduced projected costs (given increased energy and water prices). Importantly, being sustainable in your business practices reduces the environmental footprint of you organisation, which contributes positively to a vibrant and progressive North Sydney.
Waste Saver Assessment - FREE
Do you want to reduce your businesses waste and collection costs but don't know where to start? Visit bbp.org.au/Waste-Saver.html
Show your love for your local village
BBP's I Love Local encourages locals to show their love bbp.org.au/lovelocal for their local village and support local businesses.
BBP Awards & Events
The awards recognise the North Shore businesses who have achieved outstanding sustainability success through the program. The annual gala awards dinner is a great way to showcase your work. All BBP members are invited to this and other networking events. Check out the 2018 winners - we call them Local Heroes!
Nominate a Business
Nominate and support your local community by recognising those doing their best to create a sustainable future. You may want to suggest a business that is already doing lots for the community, using sustainable products and practices, or where you regularly shop.
Stockland Cammeray, Better Business of the month:
Welcome Stockland Cammeray to the BBP program! Stockland has a long standing commitment to manage climate change risk and reduce its carbon emissions, and this centre has been working hard on reducing their impact. They are limiting their energy usage by upgrading 85% of their lights to LEDs, they are optimising their grey water system in the centre, and recently achieved a 60% diversion rate in waste recycling, thanks to a focus on paper/cardboard and food organic with added facilities and continuous tenant engagement. They also have a couple of Towards Zero Landfill bins in their car park, for shoppers to donate their unwanted clothing, accessories, toys, kitchenware, footwear and mobile phones. They were also the first Stockland centre in Australia to launch an electric vehicle bay in their car park, and the group has partnered with Tesla to install Destination Chargers across their shopping centres. And they very recently turned a vacant tenancy into a temporary play area for children.
Stockland Cammeray achieved all of BBP's 7 sustainability badges, you can find out more about their achievements here: http://www.bbp.org.au/Find-a-better-business.html?ItemID=1617.
Northern Beaches businesses can now join the BBP
Northern Beaches Council have joined North Sydney, Willoughby and Ku-ring-gai Council in funding the Better Business Partnership to provide free sustainability services to the businesses on the Northern Beaches. This expansion will increase collaboration between member businesses.
Join Today, contact
The BBP team are qualified sustainability professionals who can assess your environmental impact and help you save money and in turn provide accreditation for the steps you have taken. Join today by contacting the BBP team on 9777 7516 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Run in partnership between Ku-ring-gai, North Sydney, Willoughby City, and Northern Beaches Councils and assisted by the NSW Govt, Environmental Trust.