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Sustainability

Being efficient with your energy and water resources not only helps improve the bottom line but aligns your business with environmental goals that can attract eco-conscious customers and investors. Thinking sustainably, also ensures you comply with regulations and enhances your corporate social responsibility.
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Sustainability is crucial for businesses to mitigate climate change. Adopting eco-friendly practices not only reduces environmental impact but also enhances business reputation, attracts socially conscious consumers and ensures long-term economic resilience.

Resources to help your business

Use these resources to inform and guide your business with innovative solutions to recycling and waste, and ways to conserve energy and water in your business. Sustainability is also underpinned by mitigating risk and building resilience.

Available initiatives for your business to explore:

Find programs and incentives to save your business money and help you take action on sustainability.

Being sustainable is about making positive changes in your business for the planet and people around you. It helps you stay resilient and meet the growing demand for products and services that do no harm. Use this checklist to take a step towards sustainability.

Protect the long-term viability of your business by operating in a way that considers your social and environmental impact. Use these Business Victoria tools to help you manage energy costs, conduct environmental audits and design sustainable products and services

Promoting your sustainability can lead to a competitive advantage which helps you create a point of difference from your competitors. Talking about sustainability helps your customers, employees and community understand your business values.

Use this guide from Business.gov.au to help.

There are many powerful ways for businesses to mitigate climate change, including subsidised upgrades of your buildings and contacting our energy advice service. The Mornington Peninsula Shire website has ideas for businesses to mitigate climate change..

Use this Business.gov.au toolkit to help you become a sustainable tourism business, balancing the needs of people and place with profit. Whether you’re starting out in tourism or have been in the industry for a while, you benefit by keeping up with visitors’ demand for sustainability.

Sustainability Victoria supports Victorians to be more sustainable in their everyday life; in our homes and our jobs; in our schools and communities and in the systems and infrastructure that support a thriving Victorian economy and lifestyle.

Visit their website to find resources for business on:

Quick links

Sometimes knowing where to start can be confusing. To help your business navigate becoming more accessible, and celebrating diversity and inclusion we have pulled together some sustainability case studies about local businesses doing things really well for you to read, check out the latest relating to sustainability news or see what sustainability events are programmed for the near future.

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Content updated April 2024

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