Sustainability consultancy and sustainability auditing
Eco Solutions provides various services to businesses in the Northland region to help them to develop best practices to
achieve sustainability. Northland is experiencing massive growth and businesses in the region are growing in response.
Ensuring sustainability is a dominant business practice is an essential tool for the sustainable development of Northland –
and New Zealand. The business programme provides practical advice and solutions for businesses.
Education, Information & Support
The business programme offers businesses the information & support they need to motivate their staff to make
changes to business operations to reduce their environmental footprint.
Information and support may be delivered by various means:
• Sessions with key staff
• Presentations to groups
The education services offered are:
• Waste minimisation/resource conservation
• Organic waste (if applicable)
• Water conservation
• Energy efficiency
• Climate change
• Product Stewardship
• Fleet Information (looking at company vehicles getting them as sustainable as possible).
*These education services are tailored to the needs and context of the sector/business/staff.
Audits & Reports
CBEC Eco Solutions provides audits to help assess and reduce the waste of the business. Each audit comes with a report for staff
and management that details the current situation and where improvements can be made. The report also includes the
financial aspect of the current and proposed improvements. All audits follow SWAP protocols.
Audits give businesses opportunities for tangible savings.
Waste Minimisation System set-up
Eco Solutions provides advice to businesses to help them set up recycling systems in their workplace.
This includes information on bins, bin locations, storage systems, disposal options, signage, promotional tips and
liaison with local contractors to provide collection/disposal services.
Sustainable business includes assessing current purchasing practices and finding alternative solutions that are practical and
economically viable. CBEC Eco Solutions will work with businesses to look at their major purchases and investigate alternatives that
• Light bulbs
• Office equipment
• Cleaning products
• Electrical appliances
• Water using appliances
We have seen a noticeable increase in businesses incorporating sustainability into their business operations.
Businesses that want to promote their progress and commitment will have the option of buying promotional items from
CBEC Eco Solutions.
These items will include:
• Stickers promoting the business as part of Sustainable Northland Business network
• Signage promoting “X Business has sustainable business practices in the following areas…”
• Signage promoting “X business Reduces, Reuses and Recycles”
• Calendars with a different sustainable theme each month
• Stickers promoting resource conservation
* Please note that some of these resources are still being developed