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Sustainability Advantage award winners: Sharyn Hunnisett (Lismore City Council); Jo-Anne Rice (Summerland Credit Union) and Donna Kildea (Summerland Credit Union)
Sustainability Advantage award winners, L–R: Sharyn Hunnisett (Lismore City Council); Jo-Anne Rice (Summerland Credit Union) and Donna Kildea (Summerland Credit Union)

Summerland Credit Union was yesterday the recipient of a Sustainability Advantage silver award, sponsored by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), for its commitment to continuous improvement in its sustainability programs.

Lismore City Council (LCC) also received its bronze award, joining Southern Cross University (who received the award earlier this year), and the Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service who are currently working towards silver.

Jenny Campbell from the OEH program presented certificates to staff from both Summerland and LCC in recognition of their achievements in improving environmental sustainability within their organisations.

Summerland is one of just 50 businesses in the state to do receive silver recognition, and only the second financial services institution (the other is the Commonwealth Bank).

CEO Margot Sweeny said the program ‘encourages us to further our investigations into sustainable new ways to achieve our business goals’.

Sustainability Advantage is open to all medium to large businesses. It works on the principle that good environmental performance reduces risk, lowers costs, improves productivity and enhances reputation.

Donna Graham, the local sustainability advantage coordinator, says the program is always keen to hear from new businesses who wish to improve their profits through reducing risks and increasing opportunities.

‘Sustainability Advantage is not about creating extra work; it’s about setting priorities and using resources more efficiently to produce the best results for your company,’ she said.



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