This week at Natura Pacific we received some fantastic news from the Ethical Enterprise Awards 2015, run by Melbourne-based Moral Fair Ground and Australian Ethical. We have been nominated as one of 11 finalists for the award and are invited to attend the Awards Dinner and Conference in Melbourne on 4th December!!
Essentially this award aims to create positive social impacts that increase the recognition and awareness of ethical businesses. This includes environmental services such as ours, but also farmers, tradesmen, developers and so much more, all working for a common good: to improve the ethical well-being of communities and environments around the world.
Natura Pacific’s nomination is based on our recent work with disadvantaged communities in Australia, South-east Asia and Africa to improve economic gains for these communities through undertaking resource-use whilst at the same time ensuring that this consumption is environmentally and economically sustainable. This has included: developing waste recycling programs in Indonesia; safe-guarding mangrove forests and developing sustainable native harvesting programs for local people in Brunei; teaching school children about testing and maintaining waterway health on the Gold Coast; helping indigenous Australians earn sustainable profits from a local native crop; and teaching organic farming techniques to young farmers in the DR Congo.
Natura Pacific has a strong commitment to raising awareness of the achievability of high environmental and ethical standards for modern-day businesses globally. By doing charity by doing trade, we employ numerous happy and talented staff, delivering community projects and environmental education to over 227,000 people over the last 10 years, ultimately helping to conserve the very resources and cultural values that our lives depend on.
With this in mind, we are thrilled to be attending the Ethical Enterprise finals and will be back with more news and exciting projects in the future as we fulfil our mission to sustainability!