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NZBCSD Newsletter: Launches Its Zero Waste Guide

NZBCSD Launches Its Zero Waste Guide & Government House Commits To Zero Waste

The NZBCSD today welcomed Dame Silvia Cartwright's announcement committing Government House to the Zero Waste journey.

We also launched our Industry Guide to Zero Waste which profiles the Zero Waste journey of 8 NZBCSD companies.

The Launch highlight was when Dame Silvia Cartwright, Hon Marion Hobbs, Stephen Tindall (NZBCSD Chair), James Marshall (MD, 3M NZ), Kim Ellis (MD, Waste Management) and Rob Fenwick (MD, Living Earth) sorted Government House's Waste.

We are very happy to email you photos.

The associated media release can be seen at

Photo thumbnails can be viewed at HTTP:// and

The Guide can be downloaded from

If you would like any more information please don't hesitate to contact Jo Hume on 0272 230 996 or 09 363 3307


Our Sustainable Development Reporting (SDR) guide was successfully launched on 24 October. The Guide outlines the business case and guidelines for Sustainable Development Reporting (SDR).

The Guide draws on work from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and other leading international insights. The guide also summarises the experiences of 7 NZBCSD member companies who have already produced SDRs. These companies are: City Care Ltd, Hubbard Foods, Interface Agencies, Sanford, Urgent Couriers, Watercare Services, and The Warehouse. BP NZ is currently finalising their first NZ report and their experiences are also described.

Visit to view the associated press release.

View or download the Guidelines at


The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development, Meridian Energy and Auckland University of Technology invite you to a guest lecture by Amory Lovins - Time Magazine's "Hero of the Planet" and founder and CEO of the USA's Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI).

Date: 11 Nov 2002 Time: 5.15pm Venue: Lecture Room WA 220, AUT City: Auckland

For more details visit


Monday, 11 November 2002, 6.15-8.45 PM: After Johannesburg - New Zealand Showing the Way To Global Sustainability - our opportunity. AUT Conference Centre, 55 Wellesley St., WA Building.

Wednesday, 27 November 2002, 5.15 - 7.30 PM: Entrepreneurship is Alive and Well in NZ. But What Happened to Wealth Generation? AUT Conference Centre, 55 Wellesley St., WA Building, Auckland.

For more information visit


Standards New Zealand together with the Ministry for Economic Development are pleased to host Dr Mary McKiel (current Standards Executive for the US EPA) and Rod Pearce (Director Richmond Ltd) as presenters in a Breakfast Presentation on Wednesday 13th November in Auckland.

A brochure and registration form detailing this can be found on our website:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT REPORTING IS NOW LAW IN FRANCE Sustainable development reporting has become law in France. All listed companies will be required to publish social and environmental information starting this year. Issues that must be reported on include environment, employees, the local community and international labour issues.


The Canterbury Sustainability Expo will be held on February 15th and 16th 2003 at the Canterbury Horticultural Hall in Christchurch. The Christchurch City Council and Environment Canterbury are the two major sponsors for the 2003 event.

The main focus is on Sustainable Development but this includes a vast array of exhibits and displays. These will include building and heating options, energy efficient appliances, insulation products, Government information/advice, new & emerging technologies, greywater, alternative transport and biodiesel, organics, permaculture, education as well as many other interesting facets.

For further information see

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