Success starts with support

That’s why we lavish support on our clients. Be it support to get started, ensure success, solve technical issues, train people, get audited, or legal advice, you’ll find what you need within our partner network shown below.

Getting started

Taking the first step is sometimes the hardest. With ecoPortal, all you need to do is click on the get started button. We will discuss your particular requirements and provide you with a free trial. If ecoPortal is right for you, we’ll support you through the whole process of updating, configuring and implementing your old management systems into ecoPortal. You’ll be up and running with a modern management system in no time.

support from ecoPortal team for all your business needssupport from ecoPortal team for all your business needs

Ensuring success

‘Quick wins’ are achieved as soon as you get started, but the biggest benefits come from business performance improvement – which takes time. We are dedicated to making sure you achieve these long term performance improvements. Our customer success team are real experts in implementing management systems and will train your staff and ensure they get the most out of ecoPortal with helpful hints and support every month. We know that by ensuring your success we will ensure our success.

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Solving specific issues

If you have an issue that needs solving, our partner network is here to help and support. Our partners are experts in risk, sustainability, health & safety, environment and quality. Scroll through the list below to find someone with the skills that you need. Remember, ecoPortal and our partner network offer support to organisations around the world.

ecoportal support team member: Jacinda Brennan

Jacinda Brennan



For many organisations, complying with legal obligations around Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE) is an onerous task given the complexity, volume and dynamic nature of safety and environmental law. Since 1997, Environment Essentials has been providing organisations with flexible, tailored solutions to managing their HSE legal compliance. We publish plain-English summaries of environmental and occupational health and safety (OHS) legal obligations via the web. We also conduct legal compliance audits and support organisations with implementing environmental and OHS management systems. Our clients include prominent industrial and mining companies, non-government organisations, tertiary education institutions, government departments, local councils, and small and medium-sized enterprises. Our staff members have backgrounds in environmental science, OHS, science, law, IT software and systems management. This breadth of experience gives our company a strong conceptual and practical knowledge of systems implementation, especially in relation to ISO 14001 and AS/NZS 4801 standards. Environmental Essentials’ success is founded on our passionate and company-wide commitment to partnering with clients to solve their HSE legal compliance issues.

Expertise: Researching and summarising environmental and OHS legal obligations, web-publishing online summaries of environmental and OHS legal obligations, conducting environmental and OHS audits, assisting organisations with implementing environmental and safety management systems.

Servicing: Australia-wide.

+61 3 9095 6533

Suite 8 / 8 Clay Drive, Doncaster, Victoria, 3108, Australia

ecoportal support team member: Darren Chadwick

Darren Chadwick



Brite Green is an award winning sustainability strategy consultancy with extensive experience in environmental audit and impact reduction. Since 2007 we have developed a reputation for delivering pragmatic, performance-focussed business strategy based upon robust market intelligence. Through our three service areas, Business Strategy, Management Systems and Solution Implementation, we have expertise across the entire value chain in sustainable business, from audit to implementation. We have a deep understanding of delivering effective environmental assessment and improvement programmes with companies of all sizes, across a wide range of sectors. We operate a lean company structure based on a small core team and the ability to assemble expert teams specifically for projects from our extensive associate team. As a result, our consultancy teams consist of highly experienced consultants who are specifically chosen to match the particular skill requirements for a given project.

Expertise: Sustainability strategy and review, Environmental audit, Management systems, Corporate responsibility, Technology/software evaluation, Greenhouse gas accounting and reporting, training, Implementation and project management.

Servicing: United Kingdom

+44 203 393 6777

Southbank House Black Prince Rd London, SE1 7SJ

ecoportal support team member: Simon Harvey

Simon Harvey



BusinessLAB is a New Zealand based strategy and sustainability management consultancy founded in 2000. Our core values and expertise focus on ‘helping people work better together’. Using a tried and tested multi-stakeholder process that underpins collaboration and support for new ideas, we make sure that strategy drives waves of momentum in all the right places and with all the right people, to get the right stuff done. The BusinessLAB team understand sustainability. We’re accredited Associates of the acclaimed Natural Step global network, and we understand how practical actions can be aligned with business strategy to improve performance, enhance brand and save money. Our team have worked widely with businesses, councils, economic development agencies and tertiary education institutions to develop forward-thinking strategy that leverages the power of collaboration and successful relationships. At BusinessLAB we believe strategy needs to be understood by all key players. The intuitive intelligence of ecoPortal, and its ability to integrate strategy with smart software management solutions make it a natural fit for our inclusive and effective approach.

Expertise: Organisational development and transition, Inspiring innovation, People engagement, sustainability, Strategy, Project management.

Servicing: New Zealand

+64 21 808 300

Level 3 Old Sofrana House 18 Customs Street East Auckland 1010 New Zealand

ecoportal support team member: Ian Davies

Craig Bleakley



Workplace Risk Solutions is a leading provider of risk management services and specialists in the small to medium business space, covering a broad range of industries across the country.  Backed by New Zealand largest insurance broker Crombie Lockwood, Workplace Risk Solutions create health and safety systems that allow SME’s to meet and maintain their health and safety compliance obligations by providing the framework, expertise and guidance needed to ensure continual improvement, and is delivered through their sought-after Safety Assist Full Service programme .  They pride themselves in delivering a personalised service, tailored specifically to each individual client, and as such have a client base that includes  manufacturing, logistics, education services, construction, retail, outdoor recreation, property management and all the trades.

Expertise: Health and safety system creation, on-site audits, system and documentation reviews, H&S training, staff induction, Contractor management, Incident management, Office ergonomics.

Servicing: New Zealand wide


+64 9 623 9900

Level 4, Crombie Lockwood Centre, 100 Beaumont Street, Westhaven, Auckland

ecoportal support team member: Ian Davies

Ian Davies



We assist an organisation to determine its sustainability vision. This is done by engaging with management and its employees to facilitate ‘buy-in’. We assess baseline conditions i.e. the company’s internal strengths/ weaknesses and external opportunities/threats. We analyse gaps, then develop options and ideas with staff that could support the company to attain its sustainability vision. We prioritise these ideas and prepare a Sustainability Business Case to enable the company to take the steps needed to work towards its environmental sustainability goal.

Expertise: Carbon Accounting & Reporting, Community and Stakeholder Engagement, Environmental Approvals and Permitting, Environmental Compliance, Reporting and Performance Auditing (SAI Global Environmental Lead Auditor), Environmental Due Diligence – acquisitions and mergers; feasibility studies, Environmental Management Systems, EMS, Environmental Management Plans, EMPs, including CEMP, SOPs, Environmental Project Management with associated Client Liaison, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), Environmental and Sustainability Policy Formulation and Advice, Infrastructure Sustainability assessment by ISCA Accredited Professional, Site Civil Engineering supervision; Environmental Management on Construction Sites, Sustainability Business Cases for commercial and industrial developments, Urban Habitat Management, Water Sensitive Urban Design.

Servicing: South Australia

+61 415 165 709

PO Box 6041, Halifax Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

ecoportal support team member: Steve Brooks

Steve Brooks



The Enviro Footprint approach is that; Health Safety Environment and Quality (HSEQ) are not just programs or system to implement, or policy to follow; it is a way of approaching your work or business that embodies your vision and values, celebrates your diversity and supports a balance of professional and personal needs. An efficient system is one that is integrated into business process, it becomes the way you do business and provides maximum efficiency and the best possible outcomes for business profit, people and the planet. Enviro Footprint provides a holistic approach, from SME’s starting out on the HSEQ and sustainability journey to organisations with embedded systems.

Expertise: HSEQ Management Systems, ISO-14001, AS/NZS ISO-9001, AS/NZS 4801, Internal System Auditing, Coaching and Mentoring.

Servicing: New South Wales

+61 427 871 680

5 Millers Place Wauchope NSW 2446

ecoportal support team member: Julia Lindesay

Julia Lindesay



Morphum Environmental Ltd is a New Zealand based engineering and environmental consultancy founded in 2000 with a vision to promote a sustainable balance between engineered infrastructure and nature. We pride ourselves on delivering quality, cost-effective and innovative results that provide clarity and bring positive change. Morphum provides a range of services to various clients from large local government organisations to institutions, developers and industrial and contracting businesses. We have specialist capability and a strong track record in sustainability strategies, and environmental management system development. Morphum has been a finalist in the Sustainable 60 Awards twice and have a strong focus on reducing our sustainability impacts. In 2012 we achieved certification to carboNZero CERTM ISO14064-1:2006, and have retained certification annually since then.

Expertise: Environmental management systems (ISO 14001), sustainability strategy development and implementation, assessment of environmental effects, waste minimisation and risk management. Sustainability reporting (GRI) and assurance, and carbon accounting (ISO 14064 and GHG Protocol). Water and waste management, civil engineering, monitoring, data management and analysis, engineering design, planning and consenting.

Servicing: Wider Auckland (NZ)

+64 9 377 9779

Level 1, 86 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010

ecoportal support team member: Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill



We aim to provide responsive, common-sense, cost-effective and practical guidance for clients in meeting their environmental requirements and objectives and can design services to reflect the clients individual needs and resources. Our staff have extensive experience in environmental planning and management frameworks with experience working with a wide variety of industries and stakeholders including mining and petroleum companies, the tourism industry, recreational and commercial fishers, aquaculture and pearling companies, the shipping and ports industries, and indigenous and conservation groups. With broad experience in environmental procedures, processes and legislation in marine and terrestrial environments, and access to specialist consultants, we can deliver quality advice, support and results.

Expertise: Environment management plans (EMP) and systems (EMS), iso 14001, Environmental risk assessment and audit, Environmental legislation and advice, Strategic planning and policy, Community consultation, Protected areas planning, Impact assessment, Environmental management.

Servicing: Western Australia

+61 8 9317 7758

Suite 4C, Melville Professional Centre 275 Marmion St, Melville WA 6156

ecoportal support team member: Tony Walton

Tony Walton



Safetycare deliver a wide range of safety, environmental, quality and sustainability solutions – including products, services and certification. Safetycare are passionate about creating fresh, innovative, and simple packages for clients that are easy to adopt – motivating teams to reach top performance. We are focused on programme consistency and integration; creating optimum team buy-in and best results in the long term.

Expertise: iso 14001, 9001, 18001, AS/NZS 4801, sustainability, workplace training, Workplace Health and Safety, ACC WSMP, Quality Certification, Environmental Certification, EcoWarranty Certification, Enviro-Mark Certification, WQA Certification, FSC and PEFC chain of custody, Triple Bottom Line, Quality Warranty, Safety, environmental and quality (SHEQ) programme integration, HACCP, Work Safe Warranty, HACCP Warranty (Food Safety).

Servicing: Wider Auckland and New Zealand wide by arrangement.

0800 703 307

P.O Box 20681, Waitakere 0641

ecoportal support team member: Andy Chambers

Andy Chambers



Seed Consulting Services is experienced in project development and management, program and policy development, undertaking feasibility studies, workshop facilitation, stakeholder engagement, preparation of funding applications, training and systems development.

Expertise: Environmental management systems, climate change planning, natural resource management, sustainability planning, regional development.

Servicing: South Australia

+61 8 8232 4823

06 Gilles Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

ecoportal support team member: Calum Refvem

Calum Refvem



Envirostate’s vision is to enable New Zealand businesses to become world-class sustainability leaders.

Expertise: Envirostate provides businesses with a comprehensive range of sustainability services using internationally recognised standards and systems: Environmental Auditing Auditing and analysis of transportation, energy, waste, procurement and carbon systems. Environmental Management Systems. Development of ISO 14000 Environmental Management Systems and audit preparation. Environmental Reporting. Data collation, analysis and report content or third party verification for GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) environmental and sustainability reporting.

Servicing: Tauranga, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

+64 7 575 9266

126 Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui, New Zealand.

ecoportal support team member: John Purkis

John Purkis



The Natural Step Canada is a dynamic non-profit organization with over a decade of experience helping organizations, from small municipalities to Fortune 500 companies, and individuals understand and make meaningful progress toward sustainability. We are part of a global network of non-profit organizations that share the same brand, core identity and purpose and that has been at the forefront of sustainable development internationally for more than twenty years. In Canada, our unique suite of advisory, coaching, training, and process facilitation services is delivered by a national network of Associates – talented and experienced professionals who translate the fundamentals of sustainability into practical steps businesses and communities can take to achieve lasting change. Our Associates support their clients make significant progress by integrating sustainability principles into core strategies, decisions, and operations – building shared value through the strength of their expertise, tools, and networks. Our approach is fun, dynamic, engaging, interactive, and—above all— clients get results.

Expertise: Strategic sustainability planning, sustainable value assessment, readiness assessment, change management, sustainability training, sustainable life cycle assessment.

Servicing: Canada

+1 613 748 3001 ext 227

4 Florence Street, Suite 203 Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0W7, Canada.

ecoportal support team member: Kathryn McDonald

Kathryn McDonald



Opus International Consultants is a leading multi-disciplinary infrastructure consultancy. The Environmental Management and Specialist Workgroup of Opus’s Environmental Division are a team of environmental managers and sustainability specialists. The sustainability services we provide includes policy and strategy development, internal management systems, certification, rating tools, and general performance monitoring and reporting. The team’s skillbase also includes broader environmental sustainability services such as impact assessments, environmental investigations and management plans/systems. Our clients are from both the public and private sector and include roading, utility, education, construction and rural sectors. Opus is a member of the Sustainable Business Council and members of the Science and Sustainability Workgroup are members of the IPENZ Sustainability Society and hold roles in the Executive Committees of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. Opus are developing a company-wide Environmental Management System with the aim to gain ISO 14001 certification. The company reports our sustainability performance using the Global Reporting Initiative Framework and we have developed strategic goals and set objectives and targets to continually improve our sustainability performance.

Expertise: Strategic sustainability, sustainability management systems, environmental management systems, resource efficiency and waste management, life cycle analysis, certification processes, sustainability rating tools (including IS Accredited Professional), reporting (including certified GRI professional); as well as environmental impact assessments, environmental monitoring and compliance, biosecurity management, and environmental consenting and management plans.

Servicing: New Zealand

+64 9 355 9557

The Westhaven, 100 Beaumont St, Westhaven, Auckland, NZ

ecoportal support team member: Ian Challenger

Ian Challenger



Future-Challengers is a New Zealand based sustainability strategy and management consultancy that is focused on ensuring a prosperous future for business and community. We have extensive experience in sustainability and sustainable development, having worked in the field for 30 years. Services we offer include the development of sustainability strategies; environmental and sustainability auditing and helping businesses to understand their impact; increasing understanding of sustainability and the role businesses and communities play in a sustainable world; and engaging stakeholders in the development of innovative solutions to sustainability issues. To do this we provide cutting-edge tools and processes for engagement and strategy development, including those developed by the renowned Natural Step global network, and we are accredited associates with The Natural Step. Our experience ranges from local authorities and businesses, to social enterprise and research facilities and working with them to ensure they can be prosperous environmentally, socially, and culturally and well as economically both now and in the future. ecoPortal plays an important role in ensuring this prosperous future, integrating strategy and measurement into one cloud based software. It also fits comfortably with the Natural Step processes, and together they provide one integrated process for strategy development and management.

Expertise: Sustainability, strategy development, environmental monitoring, stakeholder engagement, waste management, greenhouse gas accounting and reporting.

Servicing: New Zealand

0211 131 042

52 Seymour Avenue, The Brook, Nelson

ecoportal support team member: Ian Challenger

Jeska McHugh




At McHugh & Shaw we pride ourselves on the high quality design and delivery of workplace safety, environmental, and quality projects. Initiatives are tailored to the needs of our clients. Our core focus is to support and assist our clients to meet their objectives. At McHugh & Shaw we believe that success comes down to people and relationships. Our approach focuses on building responsive relationships with our clients to ensure we exceed expectations on every project. Jeska McHugh leads a small but highly capable team of professionals, including auditors and technical support staff. Our team includes Certified Environmental Practitioners, New Zealand Institute of Safety Management Graduate Status Advisor, Registered Lead EMS and Environmental Auditor and Greenhouse Gas and Energy Auditor. We have provided our expertise in New Zealand, Australia, Antarctica, Fiji, Chile, Thailand, Japan and the United Arab Emirates. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do, and evident in the day to day running of our business, from the health & safety of our personnel while carrying out their jobs, to work life balance and conducting business in a manner that protects and respects our environment. Whether your business requires technical expertise, consultancy or simply advice – we aim to create a collaborative and result driven partnership with your team that adds value to your business.

Expertise: ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 14064-1, ISO 17021, ISO 50001, CEMARS, carboNZero, Enviro-Mark, EnergyMark, EarthCheck, ACC WSMP, AS/NZS 4801, BS OHSAS 18001, AS/NZS5377, Environmental Choice NZ, Hazardous Substances management, environmental legal compliance, Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, risk assessments, integrated systems, systems for SMEs, mentoring, training, contractor management, waste management, supply chain management, internal auditing, second party auditing, technical writing, product stewardship schemes, sustainability strategy, life-cycle thinking, value chain analysis, data collection and reporting systems.

Servicing:Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin


+64 21 453 752

PO Box 76029, Christchurch, New Zealand 8548




Training people

Ensuring your people are always trained to do what they need to do can be challenging. Our partnerships with training organisations can assist you to make sure everything on your competency register is always complete and up to date.

Legal advice

Being confident that you are legally compliant is either challenging or expensive. It is challenging to read legalese yourself and expensive to get a lawyer to interpret the law for you. With ecoPortal, regulations are written in plain English and our legal partners offer discounted services.

Easy auditing

Getting the auditor’s tick is easy when evidence is complete, up to date, and accessible. ecoPortal makes audit preparation quick and makes the auditor’s life easy. We have a range of auditing partners that will audit your system to just about any management system standard.