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Industry New Zealand And The Warehouse Team Up

Industry New Zealand And The Warehouse Team Up To Help Small To Medium Businesses Achieve Greater Eco-Efficiency

The Warehouse is sponsoring a project to support twelve of its suppliers achieve the internationally recognised Enviro-Mark certification for eco-efficiency, in an effort to help these suppliers become more internationally competitive.

Industry New Zealand has contributed $75,000 through its business growth fund and the Warehouse and its suppliers have matched this dollar for dollar.

The Warehouse is not the end recipient of the funding as incorrectly implied by the New Zealand Herald this morning.

The funding will be channelled to twelve suppliers of The Warehouse, all of whom are small to medium-sized enterprises that meet the funding criteria for business growth grants, said Industry New Zealand senior business development advisor Richard White.

“The Warehouse is operating as the umbrella organisation that will coordinate the progress of the twelve suppliers through the Enviro-Mark certification system.

“It is a system by which companies manage health, safety and environmental issues. Operating under such a management system helps generate cost savings and therefore enables these companies to be more internationally competitive, as well as improving the environmental characteristics of their business.

“By supporting this project The Warehouse is helping its New Zealand suppliers be more competitive, have the potential to win more export contracts and, in the long term, enable it to meet its aims. In the last year many of The Warehouse’s New Zealand suppliers have begun exporting to The Warehouse’s Australian stores.

‘It’s a good news story – everyone benefits,” said Mr White. The Warehouse is not eligible for Industry New Zealand funding as it does not meet the definition of a small to medium-sized enterprise.

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