The South Australia government and the state's Technology Industry Association (TIA) have struck a new deal aimed at reducing electronics and ICT industry greenhouse gas emissions.
The Business Sustainability Alliance within State Government will initially see a range of resources to five electronic businesses as a trial to demonstrate the commercial benefit in energy and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
Specific resources include eco-efficiency training modules and information materials, assistance for resource audits, support and mentoring, strategic planning support, monitoring and data collection, and assistance in implementing lifecycle management assessment.
According to TIA president Peter Charlesworth, the SA Government entered into the agreement in order to achieve State targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 per cent of 1990 levels by 2050 and to increase the proportion of renewable electricity generated and consumed.
“Sustainable businesses seek to lower costs and improve profits by continually increasing efficiency and reducing waste. The strong link between this and its positive effect on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is a key focus of this agreement,” he said in a statement.
The South Australian electronics and ICT sector has an estimated total revenue in excess of $7.5 billion per annum and employs more than 30,000 people in the state.