The Banksia Foundation and Australia Post have launched a white paper that may act as a sensible roadmap for small enterprise homeowners to maintain their operations within the present international local weather.
“Small and medium companies are the engine room of the Australia[n] financial system, using near half of Australia’s workforce and contributing greater than $four billion to the financial system,” Banksia Basis CEO Graz van Egmond mentioned.
“And whereas an rising quantity — now over 40% — of small enterprise homeowners surveyed contemplate sustainability to be crucial to their future success, assets are restricted to assist them be extra sustainable.
“This white paper goals to assist fill this hole and stimulate thought and motion in small companies throughout Australia.”
Gary Starr, Australia Submit Govt Basic Supervisor, Enterprise, Authorities and Worldwide, mentioned sustainability for companies now extends past popularity and belief, and is essential to long-term survival, safety and aggressive benefit.
The Small Business Sustainability in a COVID-19 World report is being launched within the lead-up to the announcement of the Banksia Sustainability Awards, described as Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious sustainability awards.
“The small enterprise class, sponsored by Australia Submit, is essentially the most hotly contested class at this 12 months’s Banksia Sustainability Awards and we’re wanting ahead to asserting the finalists on February 11th forward of the net awards occasion in late March,” van Egmond mentioned.
She added that the white paper may help small companies create new enterprise worth by doing their half to advance the United Nations Sustainable Improvement Objectives (SDGs), the worldwide blueprint for regeneration.
“The report gives a 10-step roadmap to assist enterprise homeowners enhance their method to sustainability, resembling committing to sustainable packaging, assessing present practices and adopting a principles-based method to doing enterprise,” van Egmond defined.
“Now we have an actual alternative to construct a extra sustainable and inclusive financial system than the one we left behind previous to COVID-19. Now we now have a roadmap for small companies to take this journey and seize new alternatives.”