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Sustainability Ratings 

Our business was born out of these services. We are experts at navigating complex projects, to embed and integrate sustainability at the heart of yours. By working with us, your investment in third party assurance and ratings will drive better outcomes, leadership, systems, reputation and culture.  

Infrastructure
Sustainability (IS)

What: The IS Rating Scheme (IS) is a comprehensive system that evaluates the economic, social and environmental performance of the planning, design, construction and operational phases of infrastructure assets, networks and portfolios.


Why:  Provides independent assurance of sustainability performance for complex infrastructure projects and assets, while reducing risk, promoting efficiency, change receptivity, encouraging innovation and enhancing reputation.

Green Star

What: Green Star is an internationally recognised rating system setting the standard for healthy, resilient, positive buildings and places. Developed for the Australian environment, Green Star has certified thousands of fitouts, buildings, homes and communities.


Why: A Green Star certification provides independent assurance of high standards across a range of sustainability categories. It aims to lower environmental impact and operating costs, while increasing asset value, and improving the health and wellbeing of occupants.

GRESB

What: Real estate funds and investment truts, developers, property companies, infrastructure fund managers and asset operators use GRESB to assess ESG performance. It is a standardised and globally recognised framework, so both investors and managers can act on ESG data and insights. 


Why: Investors use GRESB to monitor and engage with their investment manager. Companies, fund managers, and asset operators use GRESB to track performance and attract and engage investors.

NABERS

What:  NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) provides sustainability measurements in energy, water, waste and indoor environments. Building sectors such as hotels, shopping centres, apartments, offices and data centres trust this simple, reliable, and comparable system to save an average of 30-40% of thier energy over 10 years.


Why: "What gets measured gets managed" NABERS helps building owners to understand their building’s performance versus other similar buildings, providing a benchmark for progress with their 6 star rating system.


WELL

What: WELL Building Standard is used for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to measure, implement and validate features that support and advance human health and wellness.


Why: A WELL accreditation provides independent assurance of high standards, often increasing asset values. Categories include lighting, air quality, nourishment and community.

GECA

What: GECA (Good Environmental Choice Australia) certified and labelled products, materials and services provide suppliers and buyers with assurance that they have made a responsible product selection. GECA focuses on social & ethical areas, the environment, functionality, health & safety.


Why: Obtain a GECA certification for your product to demonstrate your diligence and its superior credentials.

B Corp

What:  Certified B Corporations are social enterprises verified by B Lab, a non-profit organization. B Lab certifies companies based on how they create value for non-shareholding stakeholders such as their employees, the local community, and the environment. Certification applies to the whole company across all product lines and issue areas.


Why: Identifying as a B corporation is a way to publicly claim an identity as an organization interested in both shareholder and stakeholder success. Having a clear identity can help firms communicate their values to customers and employees. Clearly  commit to a broader set of stakeholder values.

ISO 14001(EMS)

What: The ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management systems standard specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organisation can use to enhance its environmental performance. Including by increasing alignment with an organisations strategic direction, encouraging proactive initiatives to protect the environment and the inclusion of a life-cycle perspective.


Why: Independent certification can help establish trust in your organisation. It also helps demonstrate diligence in regards to environmental compliance matters.

“Truth never damages a cause that is just.”  Mahatma Gandhi

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Simon Hooper uses his 18+ years of industry experience, plus expertise obtained from conducting 150+ Sustainability Audits and Reviews since 2016, to implement initiatives and achieve sustainability outcomes. 

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