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Smaller commercial buildings now required to disclose energy efficiency

30 June, 2017

The federal government is expanding the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program to commercial building spaces of 1000 m2 and more, in a move that is intended to help more businesses save on their energy costs.

Stronger environmental protection announced for the Pilbara

26 June, 2017

It has been announced that a strategic assessment program agreed between the Turnbull government and BHP will apparently protect the unique environment of the Pilbara as well as support the environmentally sustainable development of iron ore mines.

Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan on track

19 June, 2017

Six years into the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP), Unilever has announced it is on track to meet most of its 50+ targets.

15 million Mexican meals donated to those in need

15 June, 2017

Healthy Mexican restaurant franchise Zambrero has announced it has donated over 15 million meals to those facing food scarcity through its Plate 4 Plate initiative.

The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International partner to ban testing of cosmetics on animals

15 June, 2017

The Body Shop has launched a campaign for a global ban on testing cosmetics products and ingredients on animals by 2020.

Finkel Review gets thumbs up from the sustainability sector

13 June, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has unveiled his blueprint to optimise the National Electricity Market as a world-class electricity system.

1970s office block gets an energy-smart transformation

31 May, 2017

The 46-year-old Aorangi House in central Wellington, New Zealand, has achieved a 'market leading' NABERSNZ base building rating, demonstrating an energy performance over 50% better than an average New Zealand office.

Partnership to promote low-energy buildings

24 May, 2017

The Green Building Council of Australia, the Passive House Institute and the Australian Passive House Association have agreed to work together to promote ultralow-energy buildings.

Clover Moore to give plenary keynote at Renewable Cities Australia Forum

23 May, 2017

The Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney, Clover Moore, will give the leading plenary keynote at Renewable Cities Australia Forum.

The importance of sustainability to millennial workers

17 May, 2017

One out of every three millennials are so committed to sustainability that they take a company's reputation as a sustainable business into consideration when choosing their next job, according to a study commissioned by Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP).

AccorHotels celebrates sustainability achievements

09 May, 2017

AccorHotels is celebrating the latest achievements of its Planet 21 sustainable development program, comprising a series of goals for 2020 based around four strategic priorities: work with its employees, involve its customers, innovate with its partners and work with local communities.

Sustainable manufacturing and more at National Manufacturing Week 2017

01 May, 2017

Registrations are now open for National Manufacturing Week (NMW), running from 9–12 May 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Wiki to make mine site closure easier

06 April, 2017

The tricky and expensive task of accessing knowledge on rehabilitating and preparing to close mining sites has been eased by an online resource developed by University of Queensland scientists and Central Queensland coal mine rehabilitation experts.

Achieving business sustainability with a management systems approach, aligned to ISO 55000

21 March, 2017 by Farshad Ibrahimi, Executive Advisor & Service Line Leader, Asset Management, GHD Advisory

Water utilities and other organisations with large asset portfolios are increasingly being asked to show regulators and stakeholders that they are delivering services in the most sustainable and efficient manner.

Schneider Electric among the World's Most Ethical Companies

17 March, 2017

The Ethisphere Institute has published its list of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2017, honouring companies that have not only demonstrated ethical leadership in their industries, but used ethical conduct as a profit driver and a competitive differentiator.

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