The Sustainable Business Network is a forum for businesses that are interested in sustainable development practice.
We promote sustainable practice in New Zealand and support businesses on the path to becoming sustainable. We link businesses and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences.
We define Sustainable Business as the integration of economic growth, social equity and environmental management, both for now and for the future.
Environmental Quality – to implement practices and procedures that go beyond compliance through the adoption of proactive strategies to restore and enhance the environment in which we live, work and play.
Social Equity – to operate as a good corporate citizen, encourage respect and dignity to all stakeholders by developing mutually beneficial partnerships with local community stakeholders.
Economic Prosperity – to undertake business management so as to support long-term economic growth for New Zealand.
Corporate Governance & Ethics – to conduct business in an ethical manner and to seek to do business with companies which adopt the same principles.
Why Sustainable Development Makes Good Business Sense
Being a responsible employer ensures you attract a committed workforce
Builds community, supplier and regulatory relationships
Using resources efficiently has a positive impact on the bottom line
Increases competitiveness through innovation
Reduced environmental impact and associated costs