ECOlogic Business

Sustainability in business involves striving for profitability while delivering on the triple bottom line - a measure of sustainability that includes financial, social and environmental performance.

This provides savings pathways, strengthens the local economy and can help competitively position your businesses in a changing market demanding sustainable goods and services.

For specific information on meeting your environmental obligations and for codes of practice, head to the Queensland Government's Business Queensland website. To find out Council's sustainability initiatives, performance and savings, head to ECOlogic Council.


Resources

Energy Management

Tools to optimise your account management, improve energy efficiency and consider renewable energy investment options.

Waste Reduction and Recycling

Find out about waste management, reduction and recycling options for your business and customers.

Sustainable Procurement

Tools for purchasing products that deliver on value over their life and tips to develop a more sustainable supply chain.

Sustainable Events

Tips on sustainable event management to help align your next event with the region's tropical, green identity.

Sustainability Standards

How your business can be a leading force for sustainability and send a strong signal to the growing market demanding smart, ethical products and services. Includes information on certification programs, consultants and workplace giving.


Programs

EcoBiz 

A fully subsidized program featuring online management tools, webinars and coaching to save on energy, water and waste in your business. EcoBiz is delivered by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland and is funded by the Queensland Government.

City Switch

A no-cost service which supports commercial office tenants to improve energy and waste efficiency and reduce operational costs. City Switch has various resources ranging from staff engagement tool kits to sustainable procurement, guides to purchasing renewable energy and off-setting carbon.


Support

Cairns Regional Council Sustainability Team: Talk to someone about a sustainability project in your business.

Cairns Regional Council Economic Development: Local workshops, information and assistance to help your businesses.

Last updated: 05 February 2018