Thank you for the opportunity to present. Ive entitled the session towards Zero Waste to reflect the nature of the journey of continuous improvement that is expected of businesses committed to environmental responsibility. We believe that there is a strong business case for Zero Waste and I’ll cover that this morning to show how this can be a win-win proposition and represents enlightened self-interest for business. Ill present the 5 keys to Zero Waste and business opportunities from resource recovery.
OUR AIMS Our objectives and strategic directions, based on this mission include: Business Leadership – To be the leading business advocate on issues connected with sustainable development; Policy Development – To participate in policy development in order to create a framework that allows business to contribute effectively to sustainable development; Best Practice – To demonstrate business progress in environmental and resource management and corporate social responsibility and to share leading-edge practices among our members; and Global Outreach – To contribute to a sustainable future for developing nations and nations in transition. Business Councli has over 40 members including 3M, Waste Management, Warehouse, Port of Tauranga, Palliser Winbes and Living Earth and URS who participated in our Zero Waste Project.
Acknowledge Zero Waste Trust – Warren Snow with support from Tindall Foundation and others, its been a pathfinder in this critical area The project objective reflects the importance of leadership by example, demonstrating how many NZ companies have already started and encourgaes all businesses to take advantage of the opportunities that lie within waste reduction. NZBCSD Chairman Stephen Tindall sattes in the Guide that we hope all buisnesses will rise to the zero waste challenge and sign up to Zero Waste. He challenges all NZ businesses to commit to the Zero Wasdte journey.
The Guide which will be available after my presentation is a practical guide. Its provides a roadmap for the Zero Waste Journey rather than a technical guide. The Project Consulatnts , Waste Not, were central to the project and the guide working with the case study buisnesses and the NZBCSD executive team. Piece of sustainable NZ picture…part of l’ship forum, y/employment, SDR, climate change process…guide, tools, etc.
WBCSD Reengineering processes Revalorazing by products Redesigning products Rethinking markets.
SAM/Ethical invrestment no’s – Liadlaw Sunday 11-12, Radio NZ