RUD has officially been named as an CCIQ (The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland) ecoBiz 3 Star partner, also known as a ‘Champion Star Partner’.
CCIQ ecoBiz is a program that assists businesses to reduce their power and water consumption, and waste generation. It assists businesses to track and reduce these three metrics over time.
To become a CCIQ ecoBiz Star partner, a business needs to achieve a minimum of 10 per cent reduction target in 1, 2, or all 3 areas (energy, water and/or waste) from one year to the next (based on a baseline year). Businesses are named a CCIQ ecoBiz, 1, 2 or 3 Star partner based on how many of these areas they have achieved a minimum of 10 per cent reduction.
RUD started the EcoBiz journey in 2014 and re-engaged in 2016, working with sustainability coach Don Parry to continually reduce our power and water consumption, and waste generation to improve our overall sustainability. Since 2016, there has been a 33% increase in production output at RUD but near NO increase in waste energy and water. Therefore, with the assistance of CCIQ ecoBiz, RUD has reduced all 3 areas and have been awarded the title of a CCIQ ecoBiz 3 Star partner.