Membership

What are the Member Benefits?

Member councils enjoy the benefits of being part of a large network, including the sharing of knowledge, experience and resources with other members. As a member of Sustainable Choice, your council will get exclusive access to a range of resources, products and services, some of which are listed below:

  • Join a network of councils
  • General advice and guidance when required
  • Access to comprehensive suite of online resources
  • Free attendance at sustainable procurement workshops and forums
  • Annual Sustainable Procurement Scorecard and Performance Report that identifies council progress
  • Up-to-date product development through forums with suppliers
  • Quarterly newsletters showcasing sustainable procurement initiatives and achievements, new products and interesting facts
  • Access to the Sustainable Choice Products and Services Database, a comprehensive online supplier database listing suppliers of sustainable products and services by category and location.  All suppliers, products and services are assessed against a number of sustainability indicators prior to inclusion in the database. The listings indicate which indicators have been met.
  • Electronic Sustainable Spend Tracking and Measurement Tool (ESSTAM)
  • access to a range of resource documents, including fact and guidance sheets on specific products, services and sustainable procurement issues, including:
    • Other councils’ sustainable procurement, fleet and events policies
    • Pre-prepared draft media release
    • Sustainable tendering guidelines
    • Product briefing papers
    • Past workshop resources and presentations
    • Case studies

Additionally as a member you will be able to access fee-based Sustainable Choice services at a discounted rate, such as:

  • Sustainable procurement training
  • ISO 20400 training
  • ISO 20400 gap analysis

How to Become a Sustainable Choice Member

  1. Contact the Sustainable Choice Team email or call 02 8270 8703 to speak to a member of the team
  2. Membership - email acceptance of the membership fee of $1,200 exc GST per annum
  3. Resolution - a council resolution re-affirming council's support for sustainable procurement and committing council to Sustainable Choice membership
  4. Utilise Services - progress sustainable procurement within your council by utilising the Sustainable Choice services.

More Information

For more information about Sustainable Choice contact Tania Lalor or Sara Lindqvist, Sustainable Choice Business Managers or call 02 8270 8703.