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Envirostep is a free, entry-level environmental management tool for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in New Zealand. It was developed by the Ministry of Economic Development in collaboration with a number of other contributors.

Users are provided with:

  • An environmental performance score & profile.
  • Recommendations (to reduce operating costs, environmental impacts & risk).
  • An action plan (to implement selected recommendations).
  • Over 300 links to other environmental tools, service providers & further information.

SMEs using Envirostep will get a better understanding of their environmental issues and opportunities, and the practical steps they can take to manage them. It should also help SMEs progress to more sophisticated tools and certification schemes should they so wish.

As with any self-assessment, the results are only as good as your answers, and your score may not be recognised by other organisations unless it has been independently validated.

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