ecoBiz is a free program funded by the Queensland Government and run by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) that helps Queensland businesses audit their resource use and reduce costs from waste, water, and energy bills.
CCIQ has been running this program in Queensland for more than 8 years and works with hundreds of Queensland businesses, from small cafes and offices through to large manufacturing and processing facilities.
After a free two-hour coaching session with a sustainability expert, businesses receive a written report with practical and tangible solutions to reduce their energy, water and waste, which are often no or low cost to implement. Every year, ecoBiz specialists analyse how participating businesses have progressed. Those that improve their resource efficiency by 10% or more become Star Partners.
Businesses engaged in the ecoBiz program have saved an average of 15% off their energy, water and waste costs since 2017.