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Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils

Camden, Campbelltown, Wollondilly


MEDIA RELEASE - Businesses Achieve Symmetry Bronze for Sustainability

15 December 2009

An impressive 21 small businesses from across the Macarthur region received formal recognition for their commitment to the environment at a ceremony held on 7 December 2009 at Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living in Mount Annan.

MACROC Deputy President, Cr Judith Hannan, presented the businesses with a certificate of recognition, acknowledging completion of the first stage of MACROC’s Symmetry Sustainable Business program.

Symmetry is a MACROC project funded by AusIndustry under the Building Entrepreneurship in Small Business Program. It aims to improve the environmental practices of small business through mentoring.

MACROC President Cr Anoulack Chanthivong said that participation in the program assists businesses in reducing their carbon footprint and improving their bottom-line.

“Businesses that have embraced Symmetry are being profiled in the Symmetry NewsLink newsletter and listed on the Make It In Macarthur website ( This exposure provides a significant marketing edge, as participating businesses are able to plausibly demonstrate the environmental credentials of their goods and services in the growing ‘green market’.

I am pleased that since its inception in 2008 nearly 600 businesses have attended Symmetry information sessions, around 200 business were mentored, 83 businesses have attained Bronze accreditation and a further 30 businesses have embarked on Silver accreditation.

MACROC will continue to support the Symmetry Sustainable Business Program in the region,” Cr Anoulack Chanthivong said.

Media Contact:

Cr Anoulack Chanthivong
Mobile: 0412 413 377

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