Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Judges impressed by Bay's sustainable businesses

May 18 2005

Judges impressed by Bay's sustainable businesses

Judges in this year's Environment Bay of Plenty Sustainable Business Challenge were impressed by the standard of entries from the Bay's leading sustainable businesses.

The judging panel of eight reviewed a record number of 49 entries. With the large numbers and high quality the panel were required to make some difficult decisions.

Lead judge Chris Morrison, founder of Phoenix Organics, regarded the 2005 crop of entries as the best he's ever seen. "It's obvious that there are a great deal of Bay of Plenty businesses taking sustainability very seriously". The judging panel made impromptu site visits to category and supreme award finalists. "It was inspiring to meet the people and see first hand the sustainability initiatives they've undertaken".

Even the judging was sustainable according to SBN with a paperless process and the use of fuel efficient hybrid vehicles to undertake site visits. The judging panel comprised eight of New Zealand's leading sustainable business practitioners and experts including Export New Zealand Chairman Murray Davies and environmental product designer Brigid Hardy of BEE.

The awards, which benchmark and assess business performance in economic, environmental and social terms, have been run since 2003. They are the only business awards of their type in the country. A key feature of the awards is the focus on ongoing improvements with each entrant receiving a sustainability report and a recommendation on areas to work on in the following 12 months.

The awards will be presented at a black tie gala dinner on May 27 at Kiwi 360. Well known business commentator Rod Oram is the speaker.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news