Case Study:

Sustainability Advantage
Riverina Cluster, Griffith NSW
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage


SD Environmental Management was engaged to deliver the staff engagement module to businesses in the Riverina Cluster. Businesses included:

  • Bartter Enterprises
  • Casella Wines
  • De Bortoli Wines
  • McWilliams Wines
  • Murrumbidgee Irrigation
  • Orlando Wines
  • PHL Surveyors
  • Rockdale Beef

The key aim of the training course was to assist businesses to develop staff engagement strategies so they could effectively involve staff in sustainability initiatives and empower staff to develop their own personal and corporate sustainability programs. SD Environmental Management aligned the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s course to the needs of each business, while maintaining the overall NSW Office of Environment and Heritage objectives for the program, which are to ensure participants:

  • Gain an understanding of sustainability
  • Learn about personal and corporate behaviour change and the barriers to change
  • Are made aware of relevant industry case studies around staff engagement and sustainability outcomes
  • Are provided with advice and assistance for developing a staff engagement strategy

The course provided an overview of sustainability, challenged participants to undertake personal eco-footprint calculations (and make personal change), and outlined staff engagement ideas, case studies and tools. A number of activities were included in the session and participants were provided with assistance during the course to develop a draft engagement strategy. Further assistance was provided to companies where required to finalise and implement the strategies.