The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-07-29T09:47:46Z Natuvion announces Strategic Partnership with Celonis 2021-07-29T09:47:46Z natuvion-announces-strategic-partnership-with-celonis Natuvion announced a new strategic partnership with Celonis, a global market leader in Execution Management. Through this collaboration, Natuvion perfectly complements its core competence in data transformation. Celonis Process Mining und Execution Management allow Natuvion transformation experts to further improve business process analysis, optimization, and the transition to innovative technologies and platforms. Consequently, the approach to transformation becomes more intelligent, while execution gains in pace and efficiency. Walldorf, Germany and Sydney, Australien – 28. Juli 2021: Celonis has already been an important partner of Natuvion since the successful introduction of Celonis for Consulting (C4C+). This program offers customers significant benefits when evaluating processes and improving data quality. Utilizing its analysis and monitoring capabilities, Celonis technology supported SAP S/4HANA migrations and proved a valuable tool in RPA implementations. Moving forward, Natuvion will expand and develop its transformation portfolio in the area of Process Mining. As part of the Celonis for Consulting (C4C+) program, Natuvion has already begun integrating Celonis Execution Management System (EMS) into its consulting services. C4C+ is a strategic initiative; its objective is to support customers and partners in achieving process excellence. The program is comprised of two phases. The first step, the analysis with Celonis Process Mining, results in identifying the potential for optimization. In the following step, the execution with Celonis EMS uses all its capabilities enabling customers to control and optimize core business processes. Christian Schröfl, Natuvion APJ CEO and co-founder, and Certified Celonis Process Engineer himself, is delighted: “Celonis puts us in the best position to support our customers in their efforts to assess and streamline their business processes. Celonis Process Mining uses the data of existing systems and processes to document the issues and barriers during execution. Celonis EMS does not only identify these barriers, but also eliminates inefficiencies through the use of artificial intelligence and automation. Customers recognize the huge advantage: the direct impact on cost and revenue. That is why I enjoy these customer playback sessions with Celonis EMS so much. The C4C+ program offers immediate specific input to improve business outcomes". Jack Basley, Celonis Market Lead - Australia & New Zealand, added: “When companies combine our market leading Execution Management System with the expertise of Natuvion, they accelerate transformation and significantly improve corporate processes".   1.    About Celonis Celonis is the global leader in Execution Management. The Celonis Execution Management System provides companies with a modern way to manage their business processes based solely on data and intelligence. The company pioneered the process mining category 10 years ago when they first developed the ability to automatically mine processes and find inefficiencies. 2.    About Natuvion Natuvion is a digital moving company. Our team does not transport tables, filing cabinets, or chairs. Natuvion moves business-critical data and processes from one technology platform to another. Typical Natuvion “relocation services” include data migration, data transformation, data quality, data integration, data privacy, data security, and data governance. Natuvion’s data transformation experts are supported by DCS, a powerful, proprietary software solution developed in-house. Natuvion is a founding member of the new SAP S/4HANA Selective Data Transition Engagement Community. Featured in the Inc. 5000 and FT 1000 lists, the Natuvion Group is one of the fastest growing software and IT consulting companies.    HCL Technologies Names Jill Kouri as Global Chief Marketing Officer 2021-07-29T03:49:42Z hcl-technologies-names-jill-kouri-as-global-chief-marketing-officer New York, US/Noida, India, July 28, 2021: HCL Technologies today announced Jill Kouri’s addition to the executive team as Chief Marketing Officer. A top marketing executive with nearly 30 years of corporate and agency B2B services experience, Kouri will lead the company’s global marketing programs to advance HCL’s focus on helping companies reimagine their business for the digital age.    “As HCL continues to drive its strategy to be the digital partner of choice for global enterprises and reinforce its industry-leading ESG practices, it is imperative to strengthen our marketing leadership,” said C Vijayakumar, CEO and Managing Director, HCL Technologies. “Jill brings rich experience in areas from purpose articulation and global brand building to demand generation and sales enablement, and we are thrilled to welcome her to our leadership team.”   Kouri joins HCL Technologies most recently from JLL (NYSE: JLL), where she was Chief Marketing Officer, Americas, for seven years. Prior to that, she spent 14 years in increasingly senior marketing leadership roles at Accenture. “While I was familiar with HCL Technologies at a high level, I was completely in awe of the organization’s rich history, culture and focus on innovation and entrepreneurial mindset,” Kouri said. “HCL is at a critical point in its journey, having reached the $10 billion revenue mark, and I am excited to lead the efforts to create more widespread brand awareness and affinity, all while driving a very strong growth agenda.”   Kouri is  a very strong advocate and driver for purpose and D&I initiatives. She is a board member with FGM Architects, and  is involved in several non-profit initiatives including Dress for Success, where she is part of the Midwest Advisory Council. Kouri earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and has APR (Accreditation in Public Relations) certification from the Public Relations Society of America.   About HCL Technologies HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade, today. HCL’s Mode 1- 2-3 strategy, based on its deep-domain industry expertise, customer-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of Ideapreneurship™, enables businesses to transform into next-gen enterprises. HCL offers its services and products through three business units: IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in the areas of applications, infrastructure, digital process operations and next generational digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering. P&P provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, categorized as Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology & Services, Telecom & Media, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Public Services. As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability, and education initiatives. For the 12 months ended June 30, 2021 HCL had consolidated revenue of US$ 10.54 B. Its 176,499 Ideapreneurs operate out of 50 countries. Visuo Chosen for Newchip’s Intensive Global Pre-Seed Accelerator Program 2021-07-29T02:53:45Z visuo-chosen-for-newchip-s-intensive-global-pre-seed-accelerator-program (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), (29th July 2021)—Launched in 2020, Visuo’s AI-powered Video Creation Platform helps agencies and brands to 10x their video creation with the power of AI+automation, at a time when a global pandemic, changing work habits, and a digitised economy means businesses need to market themselves online more than ever before.Visuo is pleased to announce that it has been accepted into Newchip’s renowned global accelerator program. Designed to provide all the skills and tools founders need to rapidly fund, build and scale their companies, past accelerator cohorts averaged more than 17.5 times the average funding amount. The equity-free, fully digital accelerator has helped over 1,000 founders from 35 countries raise over $300 million in funding.“Newchip evaluates a vast number of companies from across the globe, selecting less than 7% to be part of our accelerator,” says Armando Vera Carvajal, Accelerator Director at Newchip. “This strict selection process makes us an ideal partner for investors looking for promising start-ups. Smart MarTech companies like Visuo can scale quickly with proper funding and guidance. We are excited for Visuo and believe they will do well at Newchip.” ### About VisuoVisuo is an AI-powered B2B AdTech / MarTech start-up based in Sydney, Australia. With a highly experienced team bringing together real-life video production experience, combined with top-end technical capabilities in AI & automation (ex-Google), Visuo’s mission is transform the video production industry, and help video production agencies and brands to 10x their video creation through the power of AI+automation. To find out more, visit https://visuopro.com/. About NewchipNewchip is an online, global startup accelerator, led by a world-class team of entrepreneurs and investors. It was designed to provide founders with the tools needed to rapidly fund, build, and scale. Since its inception in 2019, the equity-free, remote accelerator has helped over 1,000 founders from 35+ countries raise over $300 million in funding. It has three distinct six-month accelerator programs based on company stage: Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A. Its vast network of global investors, strategic partners, and mentors guide companies from team building and prototype development to securing high-profile VC investment, corporate partnerships, and everything in-between. To learn more visit https://launch.newchip.com/. Best-in-class mileage logbook app releases free automatic tracking 2021-07-28T12:16:31Z best-in-class-mileage-logbook-app-releases-free-automatic-tracking Driversnote, a digital mileage logbook app with over 900,000 users based in Copenhagen, Denmark, is releasing fully automatic mileage tracking for all users on Android and iOS. The app also comes with additional features that support automatic tracking and make it easier than ever to keep a precise and timely logbook. Driversnote co-founder and CEO, Martin Poulsen, said, “We have seen time and again that users forget to track trips throughout the day and end up missing on their mileage reimbursement or tax deductions. It was important for us to create a solution that makes it easy to track every mile and maximise payouts for work-related driving not just for our customers, but also for new users. Thanks to the hard work of the Driversnote team, we can now offer fully automatic tracking to everybody!” As an alternative to the iBeacon, the newly introduced motion-based tracking will record trips as soon as users move above a certain speed - no need to open the mobile app. With this feature, the app will track driving, bus rides, bike rides and trips when the user is a passenger in another’s vehicle. Therefore, it was important that Driversnote creates a process of reviewing tracked trips for an accurate logbook. A simple overview of newly tracked trips After much user research to define the needs of those who use motion-based tracking, Driversnote created a simple and intuitive overview of trips to be reviewed where users have the chance to revise and approve trips and remove unnecessary logs for their reimbursement or deductions. This “To review” section is conveniently positioned next to the general Trips list and provides an easy way of keeping users’ logbook accurate and up-to-date. A well-loved feature - improved The Driversnote mileage tracker keeps all of its core features, including logging manual trips. Every manually entered trip now has a Plus button attached for faster creation of return trips. By tapping the newly introduced “+” button, a new trip is created, with the start point being the previous trips’ end address. Users are then able to input the end address of the return trip and all other details for a complete log that includes time, purpose and additional notes. Easy management of old vehicles and workplaces Throughout time, users may change jobs or get a new car. Driversnote now makes it easy to avoid tracking trips on old vehicles or workplaces by archiving them. All data remains safe and users can still create reports for old vehicles and workplaces. They can also be restored at any time, should users need to record mileage on them again. Driversnote keeps on successfully improving its top-rated mileage tracking app to make the mileage reimbursement process simpler and faster for all - saving time and money for businesses and employees alike. About Driversnote: Serving over 900,000 Android & iOS users around the world, Driversnote makes working life simpler for customers while saving them time and money with their mileage logbook app. For more, see https://www.driversnote.com.au or download the app on iOS and Android today. St. Trinity Property Group: Kiama Apartments for Contemporary Luxury Living 2021-07-28T10:28:14Z st-trinity-property-group-kiama-apartments-for-contemporary-luxury-living With sophisticated coastal living, natural wonders and the well-known Kiama Art Trail, it’s no wonder that Kiama is a prime destination for those that seek a home. St. Trinity Property Group is the leading developer of sustainable communities and the company currently has Kiama display suites to view and apartments for sale. St. Trinity Property Group has residential solutions for singles, families, seniors and those desiring a second home. The Ridgewaters Kiama, located at 2 Surfleet Place, features numerous amenities ranging from electric vehicle chargers and NBN broadband to split system air conditioning and spacious courtyards for relaxing or entertaining. Kiama apartments for sale are available with upgrade packages, with seven currently left. An apartment for sale Kiama features three-bedroom apartments. furnished with European Franke appliances, premium Paco Jaanson tapware, and stone bench tops. Residents can take a short drive to the Minnamurra Rainforest, surf, and visit the whale watching platform. The community is also one of the best locations in the world from which to view the Milky Way Galaxy. St. Trinity Property Group also has luxury apartments for sale Wollongong. Currently under construction, the homes are available with one to three bedrooms and individuals can also choose those with a studio. The ground floor has retail and commercial shops for convenience. Located in the heart of Wollongong at 49-51 Denison St., over 60 percent of the residences are already sold. The Wollongong apartments are designed for modern, luxury living. Apartments are highlighted by a communal rooftop terrace for entertaining, Caesarstone benchtops in the kitchen and timber grain cabinetry, along with space enhancing features in the bathroom. Abundant natural light and breathtaking views are enhanced by floor to ceiling glass doors. Residents are just minutes away from specialty shops, fine dining, and exciting nightlife options. St. Trinity Property Group is a development and management firm that’s creating sustainable, cohesive and dynamic communities for discerning, contemporary families. The firm’s luxury apartments are elegantly designed and appointed for modern, contemporary lifestyles. About St. Trinity Property Group St. Trinity Property Group is a leading diversified property group with market leading performance over the last 15 years. Our team has a strong track record, having delivered over $10 billion in projects with another $10 billion to be delivered over the next 24 months. Connect with the firm on Facebook.   Media Contact St. Trinity Property Group Phone: 1300 822 882 5 George St. North Strathfield, NSW 2137 Website: https://www.sttrinity.com.au Global demand for camel milk surges 20% during Covid as consumers seek healthier dairy alternative 2021-07-28T06:19:09Z global-demand-for-camel-milk-surges-20-during-covid-as-consumers-seek-healthier-dairy-alternative Globally, milk producers report around 20% rise in demand for camel milk during COVID-19 and lockdown as more consumers shift from cow to camel milk, to help boost immunity. Known for its anti-inflammatory, strong protective proteins, anti-microbial and nutritious value; parents seek camel milk for children. CEO of camel dairy Good Earth Dairy, Marcel Steingiesser, once worked as a chemical engineer at BHP so how did he end up milking camels and drinking camel milk daily?    Australia has the world's largest herd of wild camels and their population is estimated to be about 3,00,000, spread across 37 per cent of the Australian mainland.    The demand for camel milk in the US and Asia increases due to its health benefits (it’s high in vitamin C and iron) and there are not sufficient numbers of camels available to meet the demand.    Camel milk retails for around $19 a litre in Asia. And in SIngapore a litre costs around $19 compared with just over $4 for two litres of cow milk.    Executive Chair & CEO, Marcel Steingiesser said, “Our intention for Good Earth Dairy is to be a major disruptor to the US$6 billion camel milk industry.”     “We have the opportunity to make the best camel milk,” Steingiesser said .    “Australia has an incredible reputation in food quality safety standards and that’s a great opportunity for all camel dairies in Australia.” he continues.    Previously camels have caused considerable damage in the Australian outback since they were introduced in the 1840s.  The wild herds grow at about 8 percent per annum and are culled in remote areas.      Wild camels can be caught and domesticated “We are able to access wild camels which enables us to expand” says Steingiesser.    Good Earth Dairy are looking to equity raise to expand their operations by allowing the company to fund the initial construction and approvals of their niche 5000 head dairy and enable the acceleration of Good Earth Dairy’s growth and also increase the company’s value     Good Earth Dairy has the capability to sell on average $10AUD per litre throughout Australia with 300g tins of powder selling for over $100AUD in China.     Good Earth Dairy's Intellectual Property has the opportunity to bring production costs down to less than $2AUD per litre.     The IP created includes the capability to rapidly and efficiently scale to more than 3 million litres yearly per designed module.    Good Earth Dairy will continue to innovate to become the lowest-cost producer of high-quality camel milk globally, through efficient scalable Agri-technology processes achieved by their commitment to research and development.     Scale is key to getting production costs lower, said Steingiesser. He’s drawing on his 14 year’s of experience as a former chemical engineer at BHP in the push to get costs down to A$2 a litre.  Asbestos Cleaning, Meth Cleaning & Forensic Cleaning Services across Australia 2021-07-28T04:31:23Z asbestos-cleaning-meth-cleaning-amp-forensic-cleaning-services-across-australia Decon Solutions Australia is NAMC verified decontamination company which provides cleaning and decontamination services. We provide expert advice and a professional approach with guaranteed results – giving confidence and saving time and money.  Meth Cleaning and Decontamination Services Following a positive result from a meth residue test or a meth screen report you will need to consider a specialist meth decontamination company to remove and rebuild the contaminated areas of your home. Decon Solutions Australia are specialist meth decontaminators and meth house remediators offering meth lab residue cleaning and are capable of restoring your property safely and professionally. We are qualified to offer both meth clean-up and decontamination, as well as asbestos cleaning, investigation and clearance certification services. Our certified and highly experienced team work hard to deliver an unrivalled service. We are also offering 24/7 support for emergencies. Decon Solutions Australia does not provide any kind of testing services and only uses NAMC verified independent testing/screening companies to test properties or vehicles for any contamination. Read More about Meth Cleaning Services here Biohazard Cleanup Specialists & Forensic CleaningWe also provide Forensic Cleaning & Biohazard Cleaning throughout Australia. Decon Solutions Australia is the most trusted response team for biohazard removal and crime scene cleanup. Whether you need assistance with a homicide scene, a hoarder situation, or an auto accident, all of our technicians undergo sensitivity training and are briefed on each case to provide for all of your needs. We’ve served Australian businesses, institutions, and private households in need of our trauma scene cleaning expertise and built a reputation on high standards, OSHA compliance, customer care, and professional discretion. Read More About Forensic Cleaning Services Decon Solutions Take Care of Asbestos Removal If you have discovered that you are living in or own a property that has asbestos in the building, you have two main options to help you move forward. Most asbestos contaminated properties will require removal and remediation work to be performed. Decon Solutions Australia does not endorse trying to attempt this yourself. You risk exposing yourself to the harmful asbestos dust. The quickest and least costly option is contact Decon Solutions Australia ASAP to bring your property back to inhabitable state. Read More About Asbestos Removal in AustraliaIf you're looking to get any of the above mentioned services or a property manager looking to speak feel free to call us at: 1300 707 028 BREAKING NEWS! XCELLERATE IT CHOSEN BY MICROSOFT D365 F&O CUSTOMERS TO AUTOMATE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 2021-07-28T02:12:12Z breaking-news-xcellerate-it-chosen-by-microsoft-d365-f-amp-o-customers-to-automate-accounts-payable Telstra Health and G8 Education have selected Xcellerate IT to implement accounts payable automation integrated with their ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (F&O). The move solidifies Xcellerate IT as a preferred implementation partner for customers running Microsoft D365 F&O. Telstra Health, providers of digitally-enabled care for the community, will work with Xcellerate IT to implement Kofax ReadSoft Online, a dedicated cloud-based accounts payable automation solution. G8 Education, Australia's largest private provider of quality early childhood education and care, will implement Kofax TotalAgility, a fully integrated, enterprise-wide digital transformation platform that can be expanded outside of the accounts payable department to automate other business processes. As part of their digital transformation journey, and to get the most out of their ERP investment, Dynamics 365 F&O customers are looking for integrated solutions to streamline and automate their accounts payable processes. As one of the first Australian service providers in the enterprise capture and workflow industry, the team at Xcellerate IT are highly experienced and specialise in deploying the latest business process automation solutions, driving efficiency and empowering accounts payable departments with the skill and technology to minimize manual intervention and accelerate operations.  Xcellerate IT has managed the implementation of over 100 enterprise-wide, business process automation solutions, powered by Kofax. With a focus on accounts payable automation, our solutions meet the specific needs of our customers and provide them with insightful analytics, visibility and tracking.  “We are thrilled to be selected by Telstra Health and G8 Education to implement our tried and proven solutions that will automate the entire invoice lifecycle. With over 24 years of experience and more that 100 satisfied customers, we are proud to be the partner of choice when it comes to transforming business processes”, said Howard Boretsky, Managing Director, Xcellerate IT.  Warrp’s window is still open: seed funding round extended for Australia’s safest online marketplace 2021-07-27T21:45:00Z warrps-window-is-still-open-seed-funding-round-extended-for-australias-safest-online-marketplace MELBOURNE, Victoria, July 28, 2021 - Warrp has extended its seed funding window to the end of August as the company’s new user signups skyrocket 138 percent in the month of July. Warrp is in discussions with prospective seed funding partners after receiving competitive interest from investors and investment firms both nationally and abroad, and will still welcome new expressions of interest over the next month. The company’s invitation for sophisticated, institutional or professional tech investors will enable new product developments and existing feature upgrades to help reach its yearly revenue over monthly active user ratio of AUD28.72. Warrp Co-Founder and CEO, Matthew Ng, said the ratio played an important role for tech companies because the value of their active users and how they interact with their platform to produce revenue is a value that can be benchmarked. “Our ratio is on the same level as the likes of US company StockX, which is currently valued after its latest Series E round at USD3.8 billion (AUD5.16 billion) with a ratio of USD26.67 (AUD36.19),” said Mr Ng “We have made huge strides forward recently, cementing a Top-100 Australian Shopping Category app store ranking in July. “Our App Store optimisation strategy with global app marketing agency, Studio Mosaic, has drastically improved our cost-per-acquisition and organic user engagement, and we’re tracking towards a Top-50 ranking very soon. “With an Android and web platform launch in August 2021, plus Google Shopping, Instagram Shopping and Facebook Shop auto-listing integration, we’ll be scaling rapidly with an expected break-even point of June or July 2022.” Warrp Co-Founder and CTO, Roman Granovskyi, said the company was working on future projects to improve key metrics and strengthen the user experience. “We have several pipeline projects in development including a secure marketplace for trade and service providers, Warrp-branded up-cycle products that are eco-friendly, partner advertising and smart ad revenue initiatives, and evolving payment options such as a WPay buy-now-pay-later PayID solution,” said Mr Granovskyi. “We are looking for the right investors who are ready to work with a team dedicated to optimising and growing Warrp to become the safest pre-owned goods marketplace in what is a AUD46 billion per year Australian resale industry. “We understand that the C2C space is a challenging one, but we truly believe we have the right mix of user offerings, tech know-how and business management skills to achieve success in this field. “We are committed to Warrp’s success and will be cycling revenue back into the company without drawing a wage until we turn a profit. “When COVID shuts the door on brick-and-mortar stores, the door to ecommerce opens.” Warrp boasts several first-to-market initiatives including a dynamic crowd and community machine learning pricing system, featured video listings, a PayID-only wallet top-up and withdrawal payment function, escrowed transactions, and its Safe Meetup & Pickup delivery method. To track Warrp’s investment round and to get all the latest, visit Warrp’s Crunchbase Profile, and keep up to date with the latest news by bookmarking Warrp’s Press Room. Warrp is available to download on iPhones via the Apple App Store, and will be available on all other smart phone and web devices shortly. -ENDS- About Warrp: Warrp is an innovative marketplace platform that takes the hassle out of buying and selling pre-owned goods with a world-first dynamic crowd and community valuation pricing system called Warrping, a Safe Meetup & Pickup partner network, in-app rewards program, and a secure Escrow facility on all transactions. Warrp’s end-to-end experience is designed to make it safer and more convenient to buy and sell pre-owned electronics, furniture, clothes, shoes, collectibles, memorabilia and more online. Warrp is available for use in Australia and has a vision to grow its presence globally as a reputable marketplace built on strong community values, innovation, safety and ease of use. Discover a marketplace where you are in control of the journey and destination. Just Warrp It! Media Contact: https://warrp.it/contact-us/Press Room: https://warrp.it/press-room/ Ina J Photography was shortlisted in the Top 25 Action Category for the International Pet Photographer of the Year 2021 Awards 2021-07-27T12:30:28Z ina-j-photography-was-shortlisted-in-the-top-25-action-category-for-the-international-pet-photographer-of-the-year-2021-awards Ina J Photography, a Canberra Pet photographer was shortlisted in the Top 25 Action Category for the International Pet Photographer of the Year 2021 Awards with her photo of Poa the Bulldog running at Patrick White Lawns.  The International Pet Photographer of the Year Awards (by the Pet Photographers Club) is an annual celebration of the artistry and skill of professional and emerging pet photographers from all around the globe. There are four categories: portrait, action, pets and their people and open categories and two experience levels: professional and emerging.     The awards attracted entries from all over the world including Germany, Netherlands, the USA, England and Australia. The competition was incredible this year with over 2500 images from 45 different countries entered. Ina was one of 2 Australian pet photographers that made it into the top 25 in all categories of the awards.  Ina entered one image in each of the four categories. One of Ina’s other images entered in the Portrait category of Millie the Alaskan Malamute also got shortlisted for the Top 100. The photo captured Millie sitting in between the colourful sculpture, Dance of the Secateurs which sits by the lake at Commonwealth Park.   Ina J Photography is a Canberra Pet Photographer specialising in capturing memories of pets and their people. Ina captures the pet’s personality and character using stunning locations around the Nation’s capital as the backdrop of her photos. For more information and to see more of Ina’s work visit  https://www.inajphotography.com . New GECA Certified Macro Whole Living Range Helping Aussies Reduce Impact on the Environment  2021-07-27T05:36:55Z new-geca-certified-macro-whole-living-range-helping-aussies-reduce-impact-on-the-environment We’re thrilled to announce that Macro Wholefoods, available exclusively at Woolworths, has launched a range of GECA certified household cleaning products. Macro Whole Living, a range of cleaning products, including laundry, kitchen liquids and tablets, and multipurpose sprays, will help people keep their homes clean and fresh without harsh chemicals. Since we interact with cleaning products regularly, it’s essential to consider their effects on human health and the environment. For example, some harsh ingredients can cause health issues such as skin irritation or affect aquatic life by decreasing the water quality and affect all lives depending on these waterbodies when discharged into waterways. The range has been independently certified under our Cleaning Products and Machine Dishwashing standards. This means these products have all met robust environmental, human health and social impact criteria while also proving they work as promised! According to Macro Wholefoods General Manager Peter Hathaway, “Customers are increasingly looking for products that have less impact on the environment but are effective cleaning solutions. “We know that our Macro customers are looking for eco-friendlier cleaning products, so introducing a cleaning line was a natural extension to the brand to help them make better choices. “We’ve put the entire range of Macro Whole Living products through independent tests to ensure they’re not only tough on dirt, grease and stains but equally as gentle on the environment.” Paula Clasby, Head of Engagement & Marketing at GECA, said, “We’re excited to certify the new Macro Whole Living range. Our ecolabel removes doubt and confusion and makes it easier to identify environmentally and socially preferable products. “Congratulations to Woolworths for this new range of products that are better for people and the planet!”. Woolworths introduced its first cleaning product refill station earlier in June as a trial at the supermarket’s Burwood Brickworks store in Melbourne. The refill station currently offers three different products from the Macro Whole Living range: laundry liquid, a multipurpose surface cleaner and dishwashing liquid. The refill stations aim to reduce plastic by allowing customers to use the same bottle again and again. Customers will use the provided empty container at the new refill station, fill up their container, and scan at the checkout as usual. Not only is it hoped the trial will save plastic, but customers could also save money, paying a lower price for their cleaning liquids when they use the refill station. The Macro Whole Living range can be found in the cleaning aisles of Woolworths stores nationwide or here online. Koala’s New GECA Certified Mattress Range is What Dreams Are Made Of! 2021-07-27T05:32:56Z koala-s-new-geca-certified-mattress-range-is-what-dreams-are-made-of GECA is extremely excited to announce the certification of the new Koala Mattress Range, GECA’s first-ever fully certified mattresses. From the makers of Australia’s most-loved mattress comes the brand spanking new mattress range featuring the Koala Mattress, the Koala Calm As and the Koala Soul Mate. All three new Koala Mattresses are cleverly designed and jam-packed with technical know-how, helping you fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer. You can rest easy knowing they were also made with people and planet in mind, as all are certified under our Furniture Fittings, Foam & Mattresses (Level A) standard. “When a product is GECA certified, consumers can be sure that the product has been independently assessed to meet environmental, human health and social impact criteria. Importantly, it has also proven to perform as promised,” explains GECA’s CEO, Michelle Thomas. “We are so proud to support them through their journey and welcome them to the GECA family of licensees and congratulate them for achieving GECA’s first fully certified mattresses!” Being the first isn’t a new thing for Koala. They started their journey as trailblazers, disrupting tired industry practices with a simple, eco-centred and tech-savvy way of creating and selling furniture. Their multiple design awards and GECA certification show that it’s possible to create quality, thoughtful, affordable furniture with positive impact. Both Koala and GECA believe that business can only thrive if society and nature also thrive. So, it’s not surprising that we are both proud certified B Corporations. “We wanted to create a new customisable mattress range for everyone. And I think we outdid ourselves with three mattresses that highlight our dedication to creating products that have a minimal impact on the environment,” said Mitch Taylor, Koala CEO and Co-Founder. “Improving Australia’s most loved mattress, originally released in 2015, was no mean feat. We listened to customer feedback and applied it directly to our new designs – and clearly, we need to get more Aussies sleeping better; our national sleep deficit is pretty bloody scary”. What makes GECA certified mattresses a better choice? Our rigorous lifecycle ecolabel standards follow ISO 14024 principles and ISEAL frameworks for global best practice. These standards are then assessed independently by our third-party Assurance Providers. GECA is also the only Australian member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN). Here’s a snapshot of the significant benefits of being certified under GECA’s Furniture Fittings, Foam & Mattresses (Level A) standard: Environmental impact • The product must avoid the illegal harvest of wood and fibre for raw materials • Emissions to air and water are heavily restricted, reducing formaldehyde and particulate matter • The product (including its packaging) must be easy to recycle or dispose of in an environmentally responsible way • Replacement parts must be made available to users to prolong product life • Fabrics and adhesives should be GECA certified (or equivalent) only Human health • There are limits on heavy metals in final products • There are restrictions or bans on known carcinogens, mutagens or other specific harmful substances • Volatile organic compounds are limited Social impact • Workers and suppliers through the supply chain can expect fair pay, equal opportunity, and a safe working environment • There are requirements for lawful conduct and environmental compliance • There are to be no unsubstantiated claims, i.e., greenwashing Fit for purpose • On top of all these essential environmental, health and social criteria, the product must also be fit for purpose. That is, it must do what the manufacturer claims it does. There’s no use having a sustainable product if it doesn’t deliver on its promise! • To become GECA certified, a product or service must prove that it can perform its intended purpose or application As Koala says, “Simply put, buying a GECA certified mattress means prioritising your health and supporting businesses that care about people and the planet while encouraging more companies to get on board.” Each new mattress comes with a simple, no worries 120-night trial so you can test the benefits before making a final decision. Don’t think, feel. Free and fast delivery makes it easy to buy, easy to try, and easy to return. In metro areas, Koala delivers for free to your door in four hours. Meet Koala’s new mattresses The New Koala Mattress The New Koala Mattress suits any sleeper, with all the best bits of the Original Koala and more. The sleep surface is made from TENCEL™ Lyocell and comes with a 7cm comfort layer, not to mention three high-density support zones that take the pressure off. Together, these elements help your body feel cool, dry and supported, making falling (and staying) asleep a breeze. The Koala Calm As Mattress The Koala Calm As Mattress is cool as a cucumber. Designed with a 7cm comfort layer using COOLMAX® fabric and a 1cm quilted cover, it’ll feel mighty cool on your skin and help you fall asleep faster. This mattress also comes with three high-density support zones combined with multilayer zoning for a comfortable, calm slumber. The Koala Soul Mate Mattress The Koala Soul Mate Mattress offers up the works designed to anticipate your every desire. There are easily customisable firmness levels along with multi-layered five zoned adaptive foam springs crafted to support you where you need them most. Then there’s a layer of perforated bamboo charcoal memory foam that is naturally antimicrobial and takes the sting out of heat, relieves pressure and promotes airflow. The Soul Mate is a surefire way to fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer. -- ENDS -- About GECA    At GECA, we are a purpose-driven not-for-profit that stands for integrity, independence, and impact. Our mission is to create solutions for sustainable consumption and production. To achieve this, we offer a suite of services designed for anyone committed to continuous improvement in their sustainability, including Australia's only not-for-profit multi-sector ecolabelling program. Following ISO 14024 principles and ISEAL frameworks for global best practice in lifecycle-based ecolabelling, we've developed our rigorous voluntary standards, which are then independently assessed by our Assurance Providers.      About Koala    Inspired by the modern Australian lifestyle, in all its sun-drenched, laid-back glory, Koala is here to shake up the furniture industry. They have created an entire, award-winning furniture range that has everything you need to refresh your home. That simple phrase ‘no worries’ drives everything they do; from things like free and fast delivery and their 120-night risk-free trial; to Aussie designed furniture, built to last.    Koala believe in reversing environmental trends and leaving our Earth in better nick than we found it, that’s why they constantly improve the environmental footprint of their materials and business practices. As a B-Corp and 1% for the Planet member Koala believes in improving habitats inside and outside the home. They’re passionate about giving back having donated over $2 million to charities in Australia since day dot in 2015 – including their ongoing partnership with WWF-Australia to help koalas, green sea turtles and glossy black-cockatoos. AQUA ANALYTICS SIGNS A MULTI-YEAR ASSET MAINTENANCE CONTRACT WITH YARRA VALLEY WATER 2021-07-27T05:00:05Z aqua-analytics-signs-a-multi-year-asset-maintenance-contract-with-yarra-valley-water Melbourne – Recently, Yarra Valley Water, one of the largest water corporations in Australia, appointed the specialist water network intelligence provider, Aqua Analytics as its consultant to deliver leak detection services for the corporation’s water distribution area. Both organisations entered a three-year contract with an option to extend for a further two years subject to satisfactory performance and results. Yarra Valley Water has long focused on proactively, efficiently and effectively identifying and rectifying leaks in their network as soon as possible to minimise water loss. This project will see Aqua Analytics continue to identify leaks throughout the Yarra Valley Water distribution areas that cover 4,000 square kilometres and assets that consist of over 10,000 kilometres of water mains. If any asset defects are identified, Aqua Analytics will report these via a customised field asset management system that integrates with Yarra Valley Water’s ERP solution, enabling prompt repair and reducing leak run-times. The scope consists of both planned and reactive works based on real-time network intelligence such as minimum night flow indicators. Aqua Analytics’ team will use a range of acoustic leak detection equipment and sensors to achieve the project objectives and offer a range of innovative solutions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of field activities. Commenting on the new project, Hugh Chapman, Managing Director of Aqua Analytics says, “We are excited to partner with Yarra Valley Water over the coming years to help them further reduce their non-revenue water. Yarra Valley Water are deeply committed to creating a sustainable future for their customers and our team shares this vision.” Every day, more than 2 million people – around 30% of Victoria’s population and 58,000 businesses rely on Yarra Valley Water for their water and sanitation services.   The project award coincides with Aqua Analytics opening a new office in Melbourne, their third opening in the last 12 months and now have a direct local presence in New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria to better serve their customers' water network management needs.    About Aqua Analytics Aqua Analytics is a trusted partner for water utilities in Australia, New Zealand and Asia embarking on smart water networks, water loss management and pipeline condition assessment projects. Since the 1990s, the Aqua Analytics team has utilised technology to help towns and cities reduce water network leakage, improve operational efficiency, and deliver superior customer experiences through the design and implementation of water network intelligence solutions. For more information, please visit www.aquaanalytics.com.au Collaborative Technologies Announces that RePur Disinfectant Has Received Two Approvals to Be Entered Into the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) for use against COVID-19 2021-07-26T06:33:41Z collaborative-technologies-announces-that-repur-disinfectant-has-received-two-approvals-to-be-entered-into-the-australian-register-of-therapeutic-goods-artg-for-use-against-covid-19 Collaborative Technologies, an innovative environmental solutions provider,   is pleased to announce that two of its proprietary Repur®  disinfectants have been listed in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) with approved claims for effectiveness against a  wide range of bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Repur® Hospital Grade Disinfectant has has been listed under ARTG No.  AUST L 371575 and a Commerical/Household Grade Disinfectant - Repur® Commercial, has has been listed under ARTG No.AUST L 371572 Both versions of Repur® Disinfectant are low odour, sustainable, non-toxic, non-corrosive, pH neutral and are fully biodegradable, powerful alternatives to bleach and quaternary ammonium based disinfectants, enabling OH&S, compliance managers and consumers to choose disinfection products that are non-toxic, highly effective and give peace of mind. Repur® Hospital Grade disinfectant, is patient friendly and safe for all staff, while being gentle on all surfaces allowing healthcare providers to increase speed and effectiveness of their disinfection regimes.  Repur® Commercial Grade Disinfectant is powerful yet user friendly, gentle on all surfaces and safe enough to use on food-contact surfaces without a rinse. Repur® comes ready to use, requiring no dilution, special protection or disposal as it breaks down to just oxygen & water   Ronen Hazarika, Managing Partner of Collaborative Technologies, commented, “We are delighted to have both Repur® products listed in the ARTG, which now allows us to aggressively enter into the Australian marketplace and offer a safe, powerful, cost effective tool to improve the level of hygiene in hospitals, critical care facilities, aged care homes and commercial facilities such as airports, commercial aircraft, food and beverage manufacturing, hair and beauty salons, schools and offices.” Collaborative Technologies are currently using the core Repur® technology platform to develop new products with applications in wound care, eye care, oral care, nasal care, dermatological conditions and animal wellness. Parties interested in becoming distributors or retailers for the product should contact: Lucy Acland, Business Development Manager Collaborative Technologies LLC Email: Repur®@collaborativetec.com BDC Services and STULZ Oceania excited to announce powerful new partnership. 2021-07-26T03:18:16Z bdc-services-and-stulz-oceania-excited-to-announce-powerful-new-partnership FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With their powerful new partnership, BDC Services and STULZ can bring better solutions to Australia and beyond. Offering world-leading cooling technology alongside end-to-end solutions for IT infrastructure, BDC Services and STULZ are poised for positive growth. From the beginning, BDC Services has set out to offer end-to-end solutions for complex IT infrastructure. “We pride ourselves on our deep technical expertise and customised approach to providing our customers with business critical infrastructure solutions. STULZ’s understanding of product interactions across cooling and IT infrastructure, and its collaborative approach is uniquely complementary to how BDC Services work. This partnership will allow us to drive far more holistic solutions for our customers.” says BDC Services MD, Brendan Dunne. This unique and influential partnership is a strategic step with shared value.  Uniting forces, BDC Services and STULZ will share skills, build business, and create new growth opportunities – supporting customers and delivering leading IT solutions across Australia. John Jakovcevic, MD of STULZ Oceania, sees BDC Services as an extension of the STULZ family. “We partnered with BDC as we see them as a leading system integrator, with the ability to solve complex infrastructure installations, and with their vast network capable of supporting the STULZ team and provide a complete technical infrastructure solution for STULZ Oceania. With BDC’s excellent reputation and years of experience, we look forward to prosperous growth for both organisations”. In becoming the first Reseller Partner of STULZ Oceania, for the Australian market, BDC Services can now expand their technology offering. Their access to STULZ's unique range (including high-quality cooling, power and containment products) combined with their turnkey infrastructure solutions means BDC Services can design, source, install and maintain their client’s critical IT infrastructure – establishing BDC services as a one-stop-shop for IT technology and cooling systems. “The BDC Services-STULZ partnership is a powerful combination” said BDC Services MD, Brendan Dunne. “We look forward to unlocking the full capability of both businesses and to expand our service offering to our customers”. Hear more about how this powerful partnership will impact the IT industry: For more information and sales enquiries, please email sales@bdcservices.com.au For all media enquiries. please email marketing@bdcservices.com.au About BDC Services BDC services supports companies to maintain their IT infrastructure, making sure their systems run safely. Unlike other companies, we offer complete solutions – including IT infrastructure, electrical, cooling, AV, data cabling, access control and fire suppression. We pride ourselves on solving complicated problems and making strategic partnerships so we can continue to deliver excellent services. About STULZ Oceania STULZ Oceania is a technology leader, providing resilient and energy-efficient cooling and power solutions and services for mission-critical applications across the Oceania region protecting critical data, supporting lives, our economy and our future. Together with its various capacities, configuration options and modularity, STULZ Oceania’s product range and service offer comprehensive solutions for all projects. STULZ Oceania prides itself on its holistic end-to-end approach in ensuring optimum air conditioning and reliable uptime.