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Equilibrium offers sustainability consulting, strategies, management and tools to improve your sustainability and help you grow. With more 30 years collective experience in environmental management and sustainability, we bring together practical services and products that support sustainability, reputation and innovation.

Environment and sustainability

Equilibrium can assist you to improve your organisational performance and reputation from within.

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Compliance and Management

Equilibrium brings together practical services and products that support sustainability and innovation.

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Climate change and carbon

Equilibrium offers unique insight, developed over many years, to help your organisation operate with a carbon constrained economy while realising the benefits of reducing your climate change impacts.

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Engagement, communications, and Government

Equilibrium has extensive experience in Government environment and sustainability processes and can align this knowledge to assist you achieve your organisational goals.

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Recent BLOGS

March 2018

Emerging environmental compliance in Victoria

The need for business transition Protecting the environment is a major area of activity for governments and business, particularly as we face complex pollution and waste management issues that can affect human health and sensitive ecosystems. The Victorian Government has been working systematically to modernise the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in order to meet Victoria’s … Continue reading Emerging environmental compliance in Victoria

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February 2018

Battery stewardship in Australia – on trickle charge or ready to power up?

Keeping batteries out of the waste stream has multiple benefits. Many of the materials found in handheld batteries can be recycled and reused, recovering hazardous substances that would otherwise be released into the environment causing pollution and contamination. Other countries recognise this and have taken regulatory action to compel producers to play a stronger role … Continue reading Battery stewardship in Australia – on trickle charge or ready to power up?

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January 2018

Blockchain and Environmental Applications

Digital disruption applied to environmental objectives holds great potential to build transparency across the supply chain The need to confirm, verify and certify processes and outcomes is a major element in responsible and measurable environmental management, be it to establish accurate disposal paths, quantify recovered materials or document a robust chain of data and activity. … Continue reading Blockchain and Environmental Applications

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November 2017

Electronics in a Circular Economy

Circular thinking and the concept of closing the loop is gaining considerable momentum in some sectors and industries While not entirely new, there is growing interest, excitement and acknowledgement that a circular economy is key to achieving a sustainable future. Australia’s first major conference on the circular economy – Powering the Change – is about … Continue reading Electronics in a Circular Economy

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    Equilibrium's Nick Harford talks about the VIC EPA reforms and the importance of businesses being prepared.

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    A social stewardship example of the Blockchain being used to assist manufacturers of batteries and smart phones to not use cobalt mined by children. Will be a fascinating use-case to monitor as the pilot is operationalised. Read more ...

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    An interesting perspective on plastic waste and some comms-related initiatives from around the world.

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    Equilibrium's Nick Harford talking about Extended Producer Responsibility and its ability to help keep our oceans pollution-free. Nick will be speaking at the upcoming Beyond Plastic Pollution conference in Sydney 30 October - 1 November 2017. Listen here: https://lnkd.in/fGxq3Xc Boomerang Alliance


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Case Studies

Research to identify suitable infrastructure for waste reduction in Western Australian High Schools

The project involved conducting extensive desktop research and stakeholder engagement to report on suitable waste infrastructure for Western Australian High Schools.

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Carbon reporting for NAB sites

The project involved undertaking quarterly reporting of energy use, carbon emissions and Telstra-supplied equipment on NAB premises.

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Child Car Safety Seat Recycling

Equilibrium recently trialled a Child Car Safety Seat Recovery Program that offered parents a free and environmentally-friendly option for disposing of their old child car restraints.

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National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting (NGER Report)

The project involved preparing and submitting the NGER report using energy use/ greenhouse gas emissions database relevant to the 2016/17 financial year for all operational sites.

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Stakeholder Engagement and Management Plan

The project involved delivering a comprehensive stakeholder engagement and management plan tailored to align with Paintback’s key messages and objectives.

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Carbon Baseline Assessment and Management Plan

The project involves delivering a carbon responsible Games through the development of a Carbon Baseline and Management Plan.

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About us

Equilibrium is a sustainability strategies and management company. We bring together expertise and experience across environmental knowledge, corporate, technical, government and communications to offer practical strategies and solutions that enhance sustainability, innovation and reputation.

Nicholas Harford

Managing Director; Principal Corporate &
Social Responsibility

BA (Communications), MA (Journalism)

Nick is a sustainability and corporate affairs professional who has worked across Government, corporate and media. With a focus on using a sustainability
platform to leverage business development, customer relations and corporate reputation, Nick has a record of successfully aligning improved commercial,
environmental, social and regulatory expectations with organisational goals and outcomes.

Prior to this Nick was Group General Manager Environment at Visy and previously worked as a corporate affairs manager in the recycling, manufacturing and
telecommunications industries and was an adviser to the New South Wales
Minister for the Environment and the Commonwealth Attorney General.


Damien Wigley

General Manager; Principal Environmental Management & Carbon Reduction

BSc (App Chem), MBA

Damien is an experienced carbon strategies and environmental management consultant. He has worked for and held senior and executive positions with a number of large national and multinational consultancies providing strategic advice on environmental management issues with a particular focus on the
impacts and opportunities of climate change.
He has implemented carbon emission measurement and reduction
management plans to address environmental and business risks for a large number of clients. Damien’s skills extend to identifying opportunities for energy, water and waste efficiencies taking into account behaviour related issues,
barriers to implementation and operational changes, particularly within
manufacturing environments.


Tom Pollock

Environmental Consultant

Tom is an environmental professional with a background in both environmental science and business management, and brings these skills to have an innovative outlook on environmental issues. In addition, Tom is an experienced and qualified Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor.

Leigh Bernoth

Senior Environmental Consultant

Leigh is a sustainability professional with a career spanning 20 years working across the industrial/commercial business sectors, and government, including the development of highly successful business support programs whilst working for the Victorian Government.

John Gertakis

Director of Communications

John is a communications and sustainability professional focused on responsible prosperity and effective stakeholder engagement. He is a solution-oriented pragmatist with a long history in product stewardship policy and implementation. John thrives on interaction with business, communities and government and is an Honorary Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia. He authored Australia’s first report on e-waste recycling in 1995 titled: Short Circuiting Waste from Electronic Products.

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