Blue Mountains Business Advantage

Blue Mountains Business Advantage provides a way for local businesses to improve their bottom line and take advantage of a unique World Heritage setting.

"EcoSTEPS has a thorough understanding of the issues concerning sustainability. More importantly, they are able to communicate the key concepts in a simple to understand language that has relevance to the audience at the time. My role in the Blue Mountains was to introduce the concept of sustainable business practices into our local business community.

EcoSTEPS has provided leadership, wisdom and practical demonstration of sustainable thinking, strategies that culminate in an action plan which has enabled many businesses to grasp and more importantly implement changes to their business practices."

Blue Mountains City Council - Paul Heath (Economic Development Manager)

Blue Mountains Business Advantage is a pioneering approach to linking a unique sense of place with sustainability principles and good business practices. It offers a program in Sustainable Business Practice linked to a brand-partnering program. EcoSTEPS were engaged to design and deliver a comprehensive one-day workshop program for local businesses.

The program developed by EcoSTEPS has the following objectives:

  • To engage Blue Mountains businesses to better understand their local environment;
  • To identify key benefits of operating a business in the Blue Mountains region and relate these benefits to creating business opportunities;
  • To apply sustainability principles and practices to the way Blue Mountains businesses do business.

The program is now running on a regular basis since 2005 and has proven to be extremely popular and effective. It helps local business owners, managers and staff to get extra value-add across all three elements of the triple bottom line.

Wider recognition for the program came in 2007 with a Gold Award in the Local Government Managers Association (LGMA) Excellence in SustainabilityAwards.

How can my organisation improve its TBL sustainability performance? Find out how EcoSTEPS can help your organisation, please contact us.

 

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