We are immensely proud of our Queensland- grown, world-class business and the
recognition we've been honoured to receive from industry, government and
business over the past few years.
Nursery Traders has won some of the nation's most prestigious awards and
accreditations. The awards honour our commitment to innovation and continuous
improvement, and our work to minimise our business's impact on the environment,
- Reaching 98% water savings in 2011, there are many months on the Nursery
Traders calendar today where we use no potable water to irrigate our entire
12,000 square metre nursery.
- Commissioning Queensland's largest private installation of solar panels in
2010, today we provide more green power to Australia's grid than most
corporations of any size.
- Since January 2011 our waste-minimising activities have reduced our
business waste by 50%.
- Through our combined sustainability projects we are targeting a bold new
goal: becoming Australia's first zero footprint company by 2015—zero
water, zero power, zero waste.
||Banksias Award Finalist 2012—GE Innovation Award for
Nursery Traders Managing Director Tim Bunker
was recognised for his pioneering efforts, continuous drive and
contribution to achieving water, energy and waste reductions on Nursery
Minister's Water Wise Award 2011
In 2011 we received the nation's
most prized award for water efficiency excellence by commercial and
industrial water users.
The judges commended Nursery Traders for its
'strong commitment to water efficiency for nearly two decades' and a
'broader approach to water efficiency to deliver triple bottom line
awards© Finalist 2011
The savewater! alliance awarded us a finalist
place in the large business category of their national awards program for
our broad focus on sustainability and nearly 20 years' commitment to
water, energy and waste efficiency.
Award Finalist 2011
In 2011 we won two finalist places in the
prestigious Banksia Environmental Awards—the nation's most prized
environmental awards—in the Small-to-Medium Business and Clean Technology
||Banksias People's Choice Award Finalist 2011
We were also chosen from the Banksia Awards contenders to participate as one
of 9 nominees in the Banksia People's Choice Awards—winning a placement in
Top 5 achievers
||Premier's Sustainability Award 2011 Winner
Queensland's Premier's Sustainability Award in the Industrial
Eco-efficiency ClimateSmart category for implementing seven sustainability
projects. The finalists in this field included corporate heavyweights
Downer EDI Mining and Rio Tinto Alcan.
||Premier's Sustainability Award 2011 Finalist
In addition to our 2011 win we also won a finalist place in Queensland's
Premier's Sustainability Award in the Small Business category in 2011 for
our achievements in adopting whole-of-business sustainable
||Queensland Government's 81st ecoBiz Partner in
In 2011, following a stringent review and assessment process,
we became the 81st partner of the Queensland Government's ecoBiz program
for our proven performance as an environmentally responsible
||The Lord Mayor's Business Award for Sustainability
We won the Brisbane Lord Mayor's Business Award for
Sustainability in Business category in 2010 for our sustainability
||Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Regional
Our Managing Director Tim Bunker was invited to
participate in this prestigious global business awards program, winning a
northern region finalist place in 2010.
||Premier's Sustainability Awards Finalist
Nursery Traders won a finalist place in Queensland's 2010
Premier's Sustainability Awards.
In 2010 we became the first
greenlife market in Australia to obtain NIASA (Nursery Industry
Accreditation Scheme Australia) Accreditation—which provides customers and
the industry with an assurance that the business they are dealing with is
committed to the highest quality business practices, consistency and
reliability in delivering service, professional standards and dedication
to continuous improvement.
||EcoHort certification 2010
Nursery Traders became
the first greenlife market in Australia to be certified under the nursery
industry's EcoHort program for environmentally responsible business
This program provides businesses with the resources to ensure
they can demonstrate to industry, government and the community their sound
environmental and natural resource stewardship and compliance with the
diverse range of environmental