Sustainability matters, and we are proud to share that Deb Matthews, our amazing Contracts & Procurement Manager received a Scholarship from the Office of Environment and Heritage to be included as a Delegate in the Sustainability Practitioner Programme held at The Mansion Hotel at Werribee Park, Melbourne earlier this month (image below).
There were only 4 scholarships awarded this year – Anglican Care, Blackmores, Central Coast Council and Stone & Wood.
EY Australia, collaborating with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) delivered the Sustainability Practitioner Program for Australia. These residential seminars bring together delegates from a range of industries with a faculty of international and local experts. Participants explore the challenges facing us, the strategic implications for their businesses, and how, as leaders, they can activate a response to those challenges through resilient business models. The interactive learning model combines group discussion, individual reflection and expert presentations. Some excellent presentations by the likes of Jonathon Porritt who is a renowned figure in the world of corporate sustainability for 40 years, Professor Will Steffen – Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University and a member of the Climate Council of Australia – he was also the climate change expert involved in the controversial Rocky Hill open cut coal mine proposal in the Gloucester region.
Deb, and her Sustainability Planning Team, are getting serious about sustainability throughout our organisation.
More updates about our sustainability initiatives, rolling out as we speak, to come.