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Equilibrium offers sustainability consulting, strategies, management and tools to improve your sustainability and help you grow. With more than 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

June 2020

World Environment Day 2020 – Time for Nature

World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5 June; engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. At Equilibrium, we’re celebrating too. The theme In 2020, the theme is biodiversity–a concern that is both urgent … Continue reading World Environment Day 2020 – Time for Nature

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June 2020

China’s National Sword and Australia’s Response

Following the decision by China in 2019 to introduce extensive new quality requirements on the importation of recyclables,  the global trading environment for secondary materials has changed dramatically. Rick Ralph from Talking Garbology catches up with Nick Harford – Managing Director of Equilibrium, and together they discuss the decision by Australian State, Territory and Federal … Continue reading China’s National Sword and Australia’s Response

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May 2020

Worksafe Victoria’s New Manslaughter Offences

Protecting the health, safety and welfare of employees and other people at every workplace is an essential activity that requires careful and systematic management. The importance of effective workplace safety has been further highlighted with amendments to Victoria’s laws as they relate to manslaughter offences. More specifically, the Workplace Safety Legislation Amendment (Workplace Manslaughter and … Continue reading Worksafe Victoria’s New Manslaughter Offences

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April 2020

New EPA Regulations for Victoria 2020

Major reforms to Victoria’s Environment Protection regulations represent a major transformation to how EPA Victoria will operate to protect public health and the environment. In July 2020, the Environment Protection Amendment Act 2018 will come into effect and it represents a major shift in the regulations and their state- wide application. The key elements of … Continue reading New EPA Regulations for Victoria 2020

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Case Studies

Milk Bottle Collective Stewardship Scheme

Equilibrium is a project partner for the Milk Bottle Collective scheme.

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Sustainability Strategy

Equilibrium assisted RACQ in developing a group operational sustainability policy, strategy and implementation plan.

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Packaging Sustainability

Equilibrium developed NCI’s Sustainable Packaging Program.

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Carbon Assessment

Sukin engaged Equilibrium to undertake an assessment of carbon emissions since 2008.

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White Paper on Problematic and Unnecessary Single Use Plastic Packaging

APCO engaged Equilibrium to deliver a detailed assessment of problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging

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Recyclers Accreditation Program

ACOR engaged Equilibrium to undertake a feasibility assessment and provide recommendations on the operation of an accreditation scheme for Australian recyclers.

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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.

 

nick@equil.com.au

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.

damien@equil.com.au

John Gertsakis

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.

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.

 

 

 

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.

Madelaine Waters

Environmental Consultant

Madelaine is a sustainability professional with a proficiency in data analysis, problem solving and knowledge transfer. In addition to her experience in waste reduction and environmental education, her work on  Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) resulted in a published chapter by the CSIRO.

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