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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

July 2020

SMEs Weathering the COVID-19 Storm

From a recent article in Ondeck, Equilibrium’s Nick Harford shares some views about how a calm and steady approach to running an SME can help weather  the COVID-19 pandemic. The following story was originally published online at Ondeck. In March, COVID-19 struck, and Equilibrium’s contracts were frozen as the national carrier, and its subsidiary, grounded … Continue reading SMEs Weathering the COVID-19 Storm

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July 2020

Boosting Product Stewardship Outcomes

The Australian Government has taken a major step-up on product stewardship policy reforms and funding aimed at encouraging manufacturers, retailers and industry groups to take greater responsibility for the entire life-cycle of the products they produce and sell. The recurring theme and expectation in recent announcements by the Environment Minister is clear: “We are building … Continue reading Boosting Product Stewardship Outcomes

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July 2020

Transforming the Waste Industry

The Morrison Government will commit $190 million to a new Recycling Modernisation Fund (RMF) that will generate $600 million of recycling investment and drive a billion-dollar transformation of Australia’s waste and recycling capacity. Announced today by The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for the Environment, and The Hon Trevor Evans MP, Assistant Minister for Waste … Continue reading Transforming the Waste Industry

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June 2020

Government Support for the Waste Industry 

Australia’s waste industry is undergoing an important transition, requiring significant investment in equipment and infrastructure, including upgrades to existing assets, as well as the installation of new assets. Josie French provides an overview of Government funding at both federal and state level to support the transition to a circular economy. To address a range of … Continue reading Government Support for the Waste Industry 

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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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