Environmental solutions winner
EPA Chief Executive Tony Circelli was among 500 guests at the 2016 Business SA Export Awards which was held this month.
A total of 15 high achievers were recognised during the gala evening for their contributions as major exporters.
Mr Circelli who presented the Environmental Solutions Award said the event highlighted a mutual goal shared between the EPA and Business SA by supporting South Australian businesses to be successful and ultimately provide benefits for the state.
“The EPA has a contributing role here, by ensuring that the economic benefits and returns from businesses to South Australia are gained without consequence to the environment or affecting the wellbeing and prosperity of South Australians,” he said.
“Our role goes beyond enforcement requirements of licensed businesses and is more involved and diverse, because a good regulator, is one that also acknowledges and rewards business and industry by supporting good, clean and environmentally sustainable enterprises.”
Mr Circelli presented the Environmental Solutions Award to Sentek Technologies which was selected from of field of four entries by a judging panel.
Each one was assessed on several criteria including its relevance to the category, export growth, their financial position and an international marketing strategy.
“This year’s winner stood out for its technological applications in farming and agriculture to achieve best-practice irrigation methods, a reduction in water, fertiliser and energy use, while increasing crop yields and quality,” Mr Circelli said.
Riverland-based almond processor AlmondCo Australia took out the coveted Business SA Exporter of the Year Award.