Category Archives: Sustainability

Five ways to change staff habits – No 3

So why do I want to change staff habits? What good will it do me, them or the business? Why would I bother? The answer is simple - a happy workplace is a more productive business with increased sales and profits. In the second of this series we worked out the important question of "what's…
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Five ways to improve staff habits – number two

In the first in this series of Five Ways to improve staff habits, I  showed how you first need to work out what the exact problem is. Today we're going to have a look at the second way to improve staff habits in your workplace - what habit needs to change? Method Two - where…
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Five ways to improve habits in your workplace

Why would a business want to improve the habits of it's staff? A recent study done at Curtin University has shown that a group of people were able to make microwaving their dishcloth daily a habit. How did they did they do that? They gave them a poster initially, and then every three days they sent each…
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Why sustainability is crucial to your business.

"In 2015, sustainability will become a key part of every job description"  -  a quote from Ellen Weinreb in an article in The Guardian on 8 January 2015. Ellen is the founder of the Weinreb Group, which is an international specialised sustainability and corporate social responsibility executive search firm. She and her staff spend every day helping companies find…
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Rubbish in Rubbish out.

It doesn't matter how good your systems are or how fabulous your equipment is, if you are using poor quality ingredients or packaging, you will be struggling to produce a really good quality final product. We all know that cost is everything, or at least that is how we have thought in the past. The…
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To eat beef or not to eat beef, that is the sustainability question?

Many people love their steaks and probably could not imagine a world without being able to tuck into one every so often. It is widely acknowledged that weight for weight insects have more protein than most current meat sources, but could these same people see them selves tucking into a plate full of garlic fried…
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A simple way to see how sustainable your business is – are you a 5 Star?

Have developed a simple to understand way for a business to measure it’s current sustainability and to set goals for improvement. Many people do not really understand what sustainability actually means, so this new and simple single star rating will allow businesses of all sorts to make it much clearer to all. A single number…
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Reduce before you replace

Yesterday I received my next power bill and, once again I am in credit, so do not need to pay anything. In this time of rapidly increasing electricity costs, I am a happy person. Why am I so happy - it's simple, I have dramtically reduced my electricity usage and then put in solar electricity…
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Increasing costs means new ways of doing things

With electricity bills making their way through the mail here in South East Queensland, food businesses should be looking long and hard at ways this expense can be reduced. With increasing wages and material costs, finding ways to reduce energy use is just good business. Before working at what can be done to reduce these…
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Reducing travel reduces fuel reduces costs

A recent article in Aus Food News has highlighted that online grocery buying will reduce the expenses of an average family , whilst also significantly reducing carbon emissions and therefore a lower Carbon Footprint. Research done by the Oregon Department of Transportation shows that the delivery trucks produce up to 75 percent less CO2 emissions…
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