Business Sustainability Program - Aims, Objectives, Outcomes

GISA’s Business Sustainability Program (the Program) aims to expand South Australia’s green industry sector by supporting a range of businesses, organisations, and industries to apply sustainability and circular economy principles in the commercial production of goods and delivery of services. 

The objective is to support businesses adopt:

  • best practice methods and standards in waste management, guided by the waste management hierarchy (prioritising waste avoidance and reduction, reuse and recycling; promoting zero avoidable waste to landfill)
  • best practice methods and standards in the efficient use of resources to deliver the same (or better) output with less input
  • circular economy principles and practices.

The Program fills an information gap, providing expertise as a basis for informed decision-making and implementation of sustainable change. 

Outcomes include:

  • Increased awareness and understanding of how to implement circular economy principles, better practice waste management and resource efficiency within SA business and government agencies.
  • Reduced resource and materials intensity of SA products and services; increased efficiencies within business and industry sectors; and a cleaner environment with fewer carbon emissions.
  • Reduced reliance on virgin materials, keeping materials in use for as long as possible, and eliminating waste, pollution and harm to the environment.
  • Profitability, investment attraction and economic growth for South Australia; employment security; accountability and transparency for environmental reporting; competitive advantage and savings to reinvest for continuous improvement and economic growth.
  • Growth in capability and market for businesses that enable a green economy.
  • Contributes to State and Commonwealth objectives relating to landfill diversion, waste reduction, and adoption of circular economy practices.
  • Contributes to GISA’s legislative requirements, strategy and policy development.

Eligibility criteria for AIM Grants and LEAP Grants include that projects must meet and contribute to the Program aim, objectives and outcomes stated above.

State government agencies aren't eligible for funding, but can seek in-kind assistance, please contact us for information.

Contact: Program Manager, Ms Aubrey Thomas, 0423 782 647