What is the Business Efficiency Network?
The Business Efficiency Network is a collaborative partnership between Hume City Council and businesses of all shapes and sizes within Hume, who are committed to streamlining their business practices to reduce both their operating costs and environmental impact. BEN activities focus on the key areas of Energy, Water and Waste. The wider outcomes of the Business Efficiency Network include:
- Stimulating a diverse economy
- Facilitating low carbon businesses
- Facilitating innovative enterprises
- Supporting business learning
Business efficiency is simply smart business, and key to making your operations more resilient and competitive in light of changing financial, environmental and global market circumstances. Join the Business Efficiency Network
What does the Business Efficiency Network do?
The Business Efficiency Network coordinates opportunities for businesses to access education, training and support to improve their operations, environmental & resource efficiency and financial profitability. We do this through:
- Organising regular forums for businesses that are industry specific
- Providing information on various programs and funding available to businesses that support environmental impact reduction and cost savings
- Coordinating business programs that support environmental impact reduction and cost savings
- Providing opportunities for businesses to network with each other through email, newsletters, forums and events
Who's involved in the Business Efficiency Network?
Hume is home to a wide variety of businesses that create local employment and have unrivalled access to great business and logistics infrastructure in the greater Melbourne area; the Tullamarine Airport, a comprehensive road network and freeways, and the multi-modal freight terminal located in the Austrak Business Park at Somerton. Key business areas include the automotive, aviation, food, freight and distribution, hospitality, manufacturing, recycling, retail and waste sectors. The size and scope of businesses in Hume is also varied, ranging from modest sole operators and home-based businesses to large import/export companies and services.
People with a passion for business excellence, their local community, environmental sustainability and a willingness to think outside of the square and embrace new possibilities are members of the Business Efficiency Network.
BEN 2011 Results.pdf (450.79 kb)
BEN 2012 Results.pdf (383.53 kb)
How do I get involved in the Business Efficiency Network?
All you need to do is subscribe to the Business Efficiency Network email list, and we'll keep you up to date with the latest news, events and opportunities for your business. Link to Join the Business Efficiency Network
Have Your Say
We are always keen to hear from you, so please feel free to email the Business Efficiency Network Officer, Amadis Lacheta with your questions, thoughts, suggestions for business forums and what support you need. You can email Amadis at email@example.com
Business Efficiency Network Forums
BEN Forums cover a range of sustainable business topics across industry sectors, and are held quarterly in February, May, August and November. For further information, please visit the Business Sustainability Events and News page.