Environment Connect is a collaboration between the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) and the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) with the support of the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA - formerly Victorian DELWP).

It’s an Ai Group forum which improves communication between industry and the Victorian State Government.

Environment Connect, run by the Ai Group, offers a unique opportunity to collectively address the senior executives and environment managers in a range of sectors including major manufacturing, logistics, waste, IT and distribution companies in Victoria.

The EPA has supported Environment Connect and its mandate to assist with communications and provide direct feedback.

Environment Connect meets throughout the year and includes senior EPA and State Government staff to enable networking, engagement and discussion about contemporary environmental issues.

For more information contact Timothy Piper, Head Ai Group Victoria on info@aigroup.com.au

Upcoming Online Events:

6 April (11.00am AEST): Energy and Climate Update 2023, with Ai Group's Director – Climate Change and Energy, Tennant Reed, and Lisa Zembrodt, Principal and Senior Director – Sustainability Business, Schneider Electric.

Other online events have been held recently:

  • A discussion with Gretta Stephens, Chief Executive for Climate Change and Sustainability at BlueScope Steel, that examined the landscape within Australian industry for addressing sustainability issues and provided her views on how industry needs to evolve.
  • A webinar presented with Ampol, Toll and Toyota on The Road to Zero Emissions in Australian Transport
  • A webinar presented with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning: Hydrogen – the new energy for business?
  • A webinar on the new Victorian Container Deposit scheme, and the new environmental legislative changes which came into effect on July 1, 2021, is available here. 
  • A webinar profiling the MCG – a leader in environmental sustainability, waste and recycling – and providing an update on the new EPA legislation is available here

Ai Group conducted a series of workshops on these new legislative changes under the EPA-Industry Partnership Program (IPP).

Supported by:


Trinette Jaeschke, National Manager of Ai Group's Work Health Safety Consulting Services, and her team can provide support, guidance and advice on improving businesses approach to environmental management and environmental issues.