How it works

The Better Business Partnership is a regional project designed to improve the sustainability of businesses in the Ku-ring-gai, North Sydney and Willoughby City Council areas. 

  1. Register your interest over the phone or via this website
  2. The Project Officer in your area will organise a face to face meeting with you.
  3. The Project Officer will help your business find ways to reduce your energy and water bills and waste.
  4. You can also address community support, sustainable purchasing, sustainable transport and staff support to increase your sustainability credentials.
  5. With your Project Officer you will work through the tailored action plan.
  6. Your business will implement actions that you have agreed to.
  7. Your actions will be verified and you will receive your recognition sticker and relevant badge.

The Project Process Explained:

BBP Process Diagram 

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Recognition and award scheme: 

A great benefit, apart from improving your environmental performance, is the Better Business Partnership Recognition scheme.

  1. When your business participates in the Better Business Partnership you will receive a participation sticker to display on your front window or prominent location.
  2. As your business completes the actions set out in your action plan the Project Officer verifies the actions.
  3. You will receive a badge when the actions have been verified for each of the areas of water, waste, energy, sustainable transport, sustainable purchasing, community support and/or staff support.
  4. Those businesses who complete the actions agreed to in their action plans for all three core areas of energy, water and waste plus two additional areas from transport, purchasing, community or staff can then be recommended for sustainability awards.


To find out more about each of the areas of sustainability we can help you to improve choose one of the icons below.