Department of Environment and Climate Change NSW ROD CLARE Business Partnerships 11 November 2008. TAKING A FRESH LOOK. Overview. Who is the DECC? Working towards sustainable business Sustainability Advantage Getting involved. Business Partnerships Energy Saver Funding.
“ … I am no scientist. But I do know how to assess a risk – and this one is clear. Climate change poses clear, catastrophic threats. We may not agree on the extent, but we can’t afford the risk of inaction”
11 May 2007
– energy, water and waste
86% of people would think more highly of their employer if they were addressing the climate change issue
[STW Group: Climate change and its implications for business and brands 2007]
What is sustainability?“Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”Brundtland Report, 1987
“ The future is not somewhere we are going…..It is somewhere we are creating.”
Professor Ian Lowe
… to “create value”
Sustainability Road Map
Not for all
Leadership - Set the agenda
Where does your company sit?
EfficiencyEnvironmental Action – Traditional Approach
Does this sound like your business?
We want to improve….but where do we start?
We’ve had some resource efficiency successes.....
Commitment and Planning
12 to 18 months
Continuous improvement and evaluation
Achievement in the past 12 months
Metering & Monitoring
Reporting, feedback and control systems
Innovation & new technology
Raw Materials and Equipment Product Stewardship
Operating and Capital Budgets
Understanding of performance and opportunities
Demonstrated corporate commitment
Targets, performance indicators (KPI) and motivation
Awareness and training
= Management of Environmental Sustainability integrated into Business Systems
= Formal Systems for Managing Environmental Sustainability
= Informal Eco-efficiency Practiced
= Identified the Need to Improve (Default rating)Diagnostic One-2-Five® Rating
2.1 Understanding environmental impact s and obligations
·Put a system in place to ensure you comply with your environmental obligations
Risk Mgnt. & Envt. Responsibility
4.1 Targets, performance indicators (KPIs) and motivation
·Set overall cost (and/or volume) reduction targets that specifically incorporate eco-efficiency savings.
Vision Com.& Planning
2.3 Understanding of energy performance and opportunities
·Perform a detailed assessment of energy savings in each of your energy intensive processes and operations.
5.2 Awareness and training
·Conduct training in components of Environmental Sustainability and the associated environmental implications for relevant staff.
3.1 Supply chain management - Procurement
·Develop supplier selection guidelines
Supply ChainAction Plan
Staff briefing & set up Efficiency Teams
Brainstorming sessions & REAP Action Plans
Efficiency teams meetings
Set performance monitoring
What happens in a Module?
Develop GHG inventory
Minimising GHG footprint
Managing climate risk
Strategy & action plan
What happens in a Module?
Riverina Cluster (18 months) - 12 wineries and agribusiness
Casella, Debortoli, McWilliams, Orlando, Westend, Bartter, Rockdale Beef, National Foods, Murrumbidgee Irrigation, Real Juice, Chicken Income Fund, PHL Surveyors
Saving - $2.36 million pa in 07/08 (payback < 2 years)
Expected to double in 08/09
“The Sustainability Advantage Program has supported and helped establish the integration of the environmental aspects of McWilliams Wines’ business planning processes”. (McWilliams Wines)
“Facilitation, networking and feedback from fellow cluster members has been a very positive experience for Orlando Wines. Efficiency gains can translate across many different industries.”
“We found the Climate Change module very informative and we now have a better understanding of our place in a carbon emissions environment as well as our risks and opportunities as a company. “
“Our business model is underpinned by long-term sustainable systems, providing long-term customers with sustainable high quality beef products”.