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Kathmandu the 500th business to pledge to TAKE2

28 February 2018

Lily D'Ambrosio tours the Kathmandu factory

Outdoor adventure retailer, Kathmandu, has become Victoria’s 500th business to pledge to take action on climate change through Sustainability Victoria’s TAKE2 program.

To mark the event, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio visited Kathmandu’s Truganina distribution centre this week where she met Group Marketing Manager, John Sette (above left) and Distribution Centre Manager, Shawn Silke (right).

The distribution centre has a five-star green building rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. Its Galleria store in Melbourne’s CBD was Australasia’s first retail space to achieve five-star GreenStar status.

With 114 stores across Australasia and employing 1900 staff, Kathmandu has a long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability

It joins other leading companies - BlueScope, IKEA, Swisse and Melbourne Airport - which recently committed to TAKE2.

Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan welcomed Kathmandu to the TAKE2 program.

“Some companies, like Kathmandu, are building on work they are already doing; others are new starters. What they share is a desire to make a difference.”

“TAKE2 businesses employ more than 358,000 people across Australia and have more than 16.5 million customers, so their capacity to influence and motivate others is tremendous.”

The TAKE2 website features hundreds of suggested actions for businesses, individuals and organisations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become more sustainable. For more information or to pledge visit www.take2.vic.gov.au.