Certified B Corp, Greener has introduced a new platform, Greener for Business, helping Australian small to medium businesses (SMBs) fast-track their path to net zero, backed by a partnership with Australian energy retailer, Origin.

Aligned to the UN’s Race to Zero and designed by experts using environmental and behavioural science, Greener’s first-to-market solution provides a step-by-step action plan to transform operations across energy, waste, electrification, packaging, and logistics, to work towards net zero emissions and unlock bottom line savings.

With partners including Origin, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA), Sendle, Appliances Online, Mr Yum, Shopline, Better Packaging Co, and local city councils including Ku-ring-gai, North Sydney, Willoughby, Yarra and Moonee Valley, Greener for Business provides access to a central source of available government rebates.

For example, switching to LED lighting can save the average small business upwards of $2,300 and take the equivalent of 3.8 cars off the road in emissions per year. By comparison, installing rooftop solar could save businesses upwards of $7,000 per year on their electricity bills in less than five years.

Greener’s partnership with Origin means SMBs that join Greener for Business can unlock offers on products such as GreenPower and solar. By getting 100% GreenPower included in their electricity plan, businesses can ensure that an equivalent amount of electricity from GreenPower-accredited renewable sources is added to the grid on their behalf.

Origin retail general manager for small and medium business, Jonathan Mattock said, “As one of Australia’s leading energy retailers, we are dedicated to supporting all our customers, including small and medium businesses, throughout their carbon reduction journey by providing tailored energy solutions.

“We are delighted to partner with Greener to provide small and medium businesses with affordable, customised solutions, giving customers better access to great value and a broader range of solutions outside of energy.”

Commenting on the platform’s launch, Greener founder, Tom Ferrier said, “We know small and medium businesses are the backbone of Australia’s economy, but many are cash-strapped, time-poor, and under pressure just keeping their heads above water.

“That’s why we’re working hard to help them get greener and save money at the same time. It’s partners like Origin that help us move the needle and deliver scalable impact by making it easy for SMBs to reduce their emissions — like switching to 100% government accredited GreenPower – one of the best ways to reduce emissions from electricity usage that they can sign up to in less than five minutes.”

Feature image: Tom Ferrier (Greener) & Jonathan Mattock (Origin).