Top retail group, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has partnered with clean tech startup Greener to help retail and hospitality small businesses transition to net-zero emissions.
The agreement will see them jointly design a new digital solution; Green businessTo help ARA members understand and prioritize actions they can take to reduce their carbon footprint.
ARA CEO Paul Zahra said the partnership with Greener will help small businesses quickly define and achieve their sustainability goals.
“Retail has a lot to contribute to Australia’s sustainability efforts and addressing environmental challenges is a priority for our industry and the ERA. “In recent years, many small businesses are in survival mode with limited resources in the area of sustainability,” he said.
“There is also a huge war for talent in sustainability roles and it is very challenging for small retailers to acquire this expertise. Our partnership with Greener provides support and expertise to help small businesses define the initiatives they can take as they advance their sustainability journey.”
Zahra said ARA is the second retail association to sign the UN-sponsored one. Competition to zero Fast Promise and Greenier take their words to the next level.
Greener founder Tom Ferrier says 96 percent of small and medium-sized businesses want to go green, but don’t know how and can’t afford to hire a sustainability manager.
“Why did we work with ARA to fill this gap between inspiration and knowledge? Green business. This proprietary platform does all the hard work by helping these businesses build their own personal path to zero emissions and waste,” he said.
“The best news is that it brings these businesses new customers for their efforts. Green business It reflects our vision of creating a new green economy where every dollar is carbon neutral to avoid climate change.
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