Northern Cooperative Meat Co Ltd win bronze for greenhouse initiatives

25 Jan 2001Archived News Energetics in the News

Northern Cooperative Meat Co Ltd has won a prestigious bronze Energy Smart Green Globe Award thanks to their outstanding initiatives to reduce greenhouse gases.

"I would like to congratulate Northern Cooperative Meat Co Ltd for winning the Energy Smart Green Globe Award," said Mark Fogarty, Executive Director of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority. Northern Cooperative Meat Co Ltd is playing a part in a statewide initiative that is good for business and great for the environment.

Northern Cooperative Meat Co Ltd, which is a member of the Sustainable Energy Development Authority's Energy Smart Business (ESB) program, has been working with SEDA and Partner Support Manager, Energetics, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using energy more efficiently. In doing so, they also enjoy considerable savings off their energy bill each year. To date, they have saved more than 500 tonnes of harmful greenhouse gases equivalent to taking 127 cars off the road for good and saved over $50,000 in running costs.

Northern Cooperative Meat Co Ltd joins other outstanding Energy Smart Green Globe winners such as Amcor, Commonwealth Bank, Qantas and Arnott's Ltd, who have all implemented Work Energy Smart behaviour.

The award, presented by NSW Minister for Energy, Kim Yeadon in Sydney on 25 October 2001, recognises that Northern Cooperative Meat Co Ltd has achieved 20 per cent of agreed targets by upgrading their operations to become more energy efficient. Northern Cooperative Meat Co Ltd is demonstrating first-hand that better energy management can help lower energy consumption and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

"Across NSW, the Energy Smart Business Program is now saving 170 businesses $13.7 million dollars a year from their energy bills and cutting greenhouse emissions by over 221,000 tonnes per annum, which is like taking 48,571 cars off NSW's roads for good. I urge other businesses to work with SEDA to cut their greenhouse gas emissions," Mr Mark Fogarty concluded.

SEDA's Energy Smart Green Globe Awards, now in their fourth year, is the leading greenhouse reduction awards scheme in NSW. The Energy Smart Green Globe Awards recognise outstanding achievements across the business, energy supply industry and retail sectors.

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