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GreenBizCheck Update

Monday, 21 November 2011

The Carbon Tax is Coming

Early last week the senate voted to pass the carbon tax for introduction in July 2012.

How is your business preparing for the carbon tax?

While small businesses will not be required to pay a carbon price, many leading experts predict that cost increases will be passed down through the supply chain resulting in higher operating costs.

By actively reducing your energy expenditures now you will be able to negate these expected energy price hikes. Businesses that do not implement sustainable practices to reduce their energy consumption are the ones that will be affected most.

Besides avoiding increased supply chain operating costs, a sustainable business will benefit from:

- Attracting new business opportunities by opening up to eco-conscious customers and suppliers

- Obtaining world leading credentials - all GreenBizCheck certifications are audited by Bureau Veritas the world's largest certification body

- Attracting and retaining motivated staff

With less than one year to implement these practices, call us now on 1300 552 335 for a FREE one hour green business consultation or email us @

Free Webinar | The Carbon Tax & Your Business

GreenBizCheck will be holding a FREE webinar on 29 November at 11 AM AEST. This webinar will help business owners gain a better understanding of the carbon tax and how it will affect their business.

Dave Johnston, Director of GreenBizCheck Gold Coast and David de Closey, Oculus Financial will be presenting information on the carbon tax, revealing the benefits of sustainable business, answering any questions you may have and giving you access to tools that are available to your business now.

Dave Johnston has successfully helped many businesses with their environmental strategies. He has a wealth of knowledge about the carbon tax and its effect on SME and large businesses. Dave will guide participants through strategies that can be implemented now to save money.

David de Closey has dedicated the best part of his 28 years in the Accounting and Finance industry to making a difference to people's lives. As a financial specialist, he has the knowledge and tools to help all size businesses find a carbon tax solution that is right for their needs.

To tune in please click here to register your attendance.

It is a great opportunity for you to ask questions about the carbon tax and also obtain valuable insights into sustainable business.

Corporate Sustainability Course Brisbane

The Brisbane Corporate Sustainability Course is approaching fast and we only have 10 spots remaining! This course has been designed to give you or your organisation's sustainability champion a head start with your sustainability initiatives.

Dr Badin Gibbes and Dr James Carlopio will provide attendees with a wealth of knowledge that will help them better understand the process of change and how to implement sustainability in the easiest and most effective way possible.

The course is to be held on 5-6 December and has been sponsored by Action Coach, Executive Coaching. It will be the last course for this year so it's definitely one not to be missed!

Click here if you would like to secure one of the remaining places.

Featured Client: Graffiti Clean

Graffiti Clean are a professional graffiti abatement service in Sydney, Australia who take their environmental responsibilities very seriously.

Graffiti Clean had long utilised an integrated Environmental Management Plan in accordance with ISO 14001, however aspired to incorporate sustainability into their business operations.

Graffiti Clean have now been awarded GreenBizCheck Gold Certification for their commitment to environmental sustainability, the highest certification level achievable. Congratulations Graffiti Clean!

Visit Graffiti Clean's website

Two Views of the Value of Sustainability

Sustainability is all the rage as many significantly-sized companies are evaluating it to maximize economic benefits and seeing how it can fit into company plans.
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Australia Passes Carbon Tax

Australia has passed a carbon tax, making it the second major economy after the EU to put a cap on carbon. The legislation sets a fixed carbon tax of A$23 (US$23.7) a ton on the country's 500 biggest polluters, starting in July 2012.
Read more >

The Three Stages of Staff Sustainability Engagement

Programs to involve staff in sustainability programs break down into three key stages, according to a report by brand consulting firm BBMG.
Read more >

If you would like to see how you can save money and boost your green credentials please click here for a free mini assessment.

In this issue:

Featured Client: Graffiti Clean

1. Two Views of the Value of Sustainability

2. Australia Passes Carbon Tax

3. The Three Stages of Staff Sustainability Engagement

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