Carbon neutral business

Queensland businesses are encouraged to aim for a new standard in sustainability and carbon neutrality to help secure their competitive advantage for procurement and tender opportunities and meet changing consumer expectations.    

Business Chamber Queensland is leading a transformative agenda to accelerate the state’s business community to be more diversified, resilient and competitive through sustainability as the first state chamber in Australia to achieve carbon neutrality following a year-long refocus on how staff used electricity, transportation and recycled waste.  

Carbon neutral businesses are able to: 

  • Future-proof their organisation,  

  • Attract and retain talent,  

  • Meet growing expectation from stakeholders,  

  • Stand out from competitors,  

  • Save energy and reduce costs,  

  • Develop carbon management expertise,  

  • Connect with the community; and  

  • Enter the carbon neutral supply chain.  


Becoming carbon neutral  

Business Chamber Queensland as a workplace took a series of steps to achieve carbon neutrality, starting with leading a transformation in the way staff thought about their environmental footprint, including turning off computers at the end of the day, reducing waste sent to landfill and making the most of public transport.

Business Chamber Queensland values the importance of sustainability, not only for our Chamber, but for the influence we have to drive a sustainable focus in small business Queensland-wide. Adopting sustainable business practices is an operational priority among small businesses aiming to reduce production waste and save on utility expenditure.These businesses leverage a high quality reputation among the business community and their staff who already value the impact they are able to make in working sustainably. A sustainable focus ensures we’re making a positive impact on the environment we all depend on to do business.


Climate Active and carbon neutrality 

Business Chamber Queensland's Climate Active certification means we reached carbon neutrality for our business operations for the 20/21 financial year and the 21/22 financial year with the 22/23 financial year pending.

To do this, Business Chamber Queensland calculated the emissions generated through day-to-day activity, reduced them in office and purchased carbon credits to compensate for the remaining emissions.  

For information see 


ecoBiz: Sustainability tips for Queensland businesses  

Small and medium Queensland businesses are able to develop an action plan to help save money and increase efficiencies with the help of an ecoBiz expert through Business Chamber Queensland's free ecoBiz program, funded by the Queensland Government.  

Already 90% of registered businesses recorded an increase in productivity and savings.  

For details and stories from businesses involved see

Join ecoBiz


Carbon neutral news 

Read more about how Business Chamber Queensland achieved carbon neutrality and what it means Queensland businesses via Business Chamber Queensland's media releases. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Business Chamber Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands from across Queensland and the Torres Strait. We acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal people as the Traditional Custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane), the lands where our office is located and the place we meet, work and learn. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.