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Energy efficiency plays part in sustainable business succes


Energy efficiency plays part in sustainable business success

23 November, 2012

Energy efficiency initiatives have helped Trevelyan’s Pack and Cool Ltd take out the Emerging Large Business Award at the 2012 Sustainable Business Network awards last night.

EECA Business General Manager Ian Niven said their sustainability efforts achieved energy savings across the kiwifruit and avocado cool storage business.

“Electricity is the company’s third biggest cost. By keeping an eye on energy use, through the use of price monitoring, and actively managing electricity demand, Trevelyan’s Pack and Cool was able to cut its costs by $23,000 a year.

“They also managed a 45% reduction in carbon emissions by improving the fuel efficiency of their transport fleet, and encouraging measures such as car-pooling among staff.”

Successful energy efficiency initiatives need the backing of senior management – as is the case with Trevelyan’s Pack and Cool Ltd, Ian Niven said.

“Key to its success in winning the award was senior management taking a leadership role in applying sustainability principles to the business.

“Their achievement is an example to all businesses of how management commitment to energy efficiency can deliver on many levels,” Ian Niven said.

The EECA Business-sponsored Emerging Large and Corporate Business Award, is for companies with more than 100 employees.

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