INSIGHTS

We regularly share our thoughts and tips on creating a truly sustainable business on our blog.

Leading & Lagging Indicators

Leading & Lagging Indicators

To measure performance successfully, it is a matter of using an appropriate mix of both lagging and leading indicators to provide a full picture, rather than using one over the other. Both leading and lagging indicators have their advantages and disadvantages, which is why it is best practice to use both.

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Food Safety at the Workplace

Food Safety at the Workplace

When we consider safety within the workplace we often think of occupational hazards such as dangerous equipment and chemicals. But have you considered the importance of food safety? Unfortunately, offices are full of germs, and if you are not careful you could ingest some of these germs through your food.

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SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL MATTER 2018 – Plastic Bag Ban

SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL MATTER 2018 – Plastic Bag Ban

Did you know that the first man-made plastic was first produced in 1862, and was called Parkesine after its inventor Alexander Parkes, it was derived from part of the cell wall of plants. By the 1880s and 1890s, companies made celluloid products such as bowls and combs that imitated ivory and tortoiseshell and other more expensive materials.

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A very merry, Green Christmas

A very merry, Green Christmas

Christmas can unfortunately be quite a burden both financially and emotionally to a lot of people, there is often so much to plan, organise and do. But did you know that Christmas also bears a big burden on the Environment? During the festive season we consume more and create more waste.

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Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

O Christmas tree, O Christmas Tree, of the parasitic plants, you are by far the most radiant.  With your spectacular outbursts of orange blossoms from November to December, you light up the south-west to ring in Christmas Day.  It is no wonder Nuytsia floribunda has been colloquially termed the native Christmas Tree in WA.

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Tis the season to be safe

Tis the season to be safe

You may not think of Christmas as a time to take extra precautions or to really think about safety but it is the time of year that sees a spike in injury’s, road deaths and general hospital admissions for simple accidents such as slips, trips and falls.

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Workplace Volunteering

Workplace Volunteering

With Christmas just around the corner, many volunteer organisations are becoming overburdened. Where workplaces do not already have set charities or organised volunteering events, websites such as Go Volunteer (2018), an initiative of Volunteering Australia, can help match individuals with the hundreds of great opportunities across Australia. Whilst Christmas giving can often represent the exchange of expensive presents, of one the most valuable gifts is that of your time.

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GIS in Agriculture

GIS in Agriculture

In the early 1960s the first Geographical Information System (GIS) was developed by the Canadians to store geospatial data and produce maps for the Canadian Land Inventory. This data provided an indication of the land’s capability to support agriculture, wildlife, forestry and recreational activities (Longley et al., 2005).

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Life without Bees

Life without Bees

A life without bees, would you notice if they were gone? Do you think it would make a big difference? It is just a little insect right, that small little pest that you weave and duck away from, that little buzzing sound that when you hear it your heart races and you panic a little. Would you even care if there were no more bees?

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Marine and Coastal Environments: Tourism vs Conservation

Marine and Coastal Environments: Tourism vs Conservation

Australia has arguably some of the best beaches, coastal environments and marine life in the world.  Its no wonder then that many of our national and state tourism campaigns use marine and coastal environments, wildlife and activities to promote tourism.  Marine and coastal environments are also fragile and threatened by climate change, over-fishing, pollution and degradation.  How do we balance and appropriately manage marine tourism with marine conservation?

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