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

 


Future-proof businesses to be recognised

Future-proof businesses to be recognised

Companies taking up the challenge of sustainability are to be recognised by the new Westpac National Sustainable Business Awards, to be presented at a gala function on October 12.

“Many New Zealand businesses have begun changing how they operate, not just because they want to, but because they have to in order to survive,” says Rachel Brown, CEO of the Sustainable Business Network.

“Sustainable Business is about future proofing your business as much as it is about the environment. The Westpac National Sustainable Business Awards are a chance for businesses to highlight their success in changing themselves for the future.”

The awards recognise companies that are making a Supreme effort in sustainability; are taking are Trailblazing approach; those that are Innovating; are Emerging as sustainable businesses; or are Exploring sustainability. An additional ‘People’s Choice’ category will be voted on by SBN members.

“Participants in the Westpac National Sustainable Business Awards will have already taken part in a rigorous Sustainability Challenge programme and Awards in their regions. The winners from each region are entered into the national awards, meaning the Awards evening will celebrate the best of the best,” says Rachel.

“Sustainability has been an important aspect of Westpac’s operations for some time. It’s helped us punch above our weight on global capital markets and appeal to a broader shareholder audience interested in longer-term results,” explains Ann Sherry Westpac CEO.

She continues “Our support of The Westpac National Sustainable Business Awards is a very real illustration of our commitment to sustainable business practice, and something we hope will inspire others to ‘get sustainable’ too.”

“Westpac is providing real leadership within the financial sector with sustainability and we’re delighted they are supporting the national awards. Sustainability will only be achieved with the full participation of our business institutions and Westpac’s journey along the sustainability path is an example for others,” says Rachel Brown.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Half A Billion Accounts: 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>>

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:

Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Results:

Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news