Discovery Issue 27
Business & the environment — May 2009
In this issue
Business & the environment
‘It is hard to be green when you’re in the red’ is often posed as a truism. It implies a business’ response to environmental matters is discretionary and of low priority relative to other activities.
Life Cycle Management
Landcare Research is leading an innovative project for New Zealand manufacturers to embrace continuous environmental improvement through life cycle management (LCM), as the environmental impacts of doing business are increasingly under the spotlight.
Iconic green fruit becomes even greener
An iconic New Zealand brand with global reach has benefited from Landcare Research’s skills to improve its sustainability and environmental performance.
Preventing environmental impacts on streams from mining
With an annual value of $1.5 billion (excluding petroleum) mining is an important part of the New Zealand economy.
Landcare Research’s Enviro-Mark®NZ programme helps New Zealand businesses improve their environmental performance and gives credible certification for these efforts along the way.
Big step for the carboNZero programme
Landcare Research’s carboNZero programme has become the first greenhouse gas certification scheme in the world to receive international accreditation under the auspices of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).