Clients and Case Studies

Cress has a broad client portfolio spread across a diversity of industries, ensuring that our methodologies are tailored specifically to meet the needs of every client. We have empowered clients across these industries to use sustainability to reduce costs, reduce their environmental impact, ensure they meet and exceed compliance requirements, and to uphold company reputation by meeting stakeholder expectations.

We are driven every day to use our experience and resources to deliver useful and beneficial project outcomes to every client we take on board. Some of our clients include:


Cress assisted one of the world’s leading manufacturers of steel products to be the first Australian company to achieve the Responsible Steel certification, through meeting the water stewardship criteria for its Port Kembla and Western Port sites. Cress supported BlueScope to understand shared water challenges within their catchment of influence which informed the development of the site’s water stewardship plan.

City Beach

Cress helped City Beach to establish a sustainability framework and assessed scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions that addressed sustainability risks within their business and to respond to the expectations of customers, staff and other stakeholders. This study included a roadmap to help guide the future of City Beach’s sustainability and carbon emissions journey.


Cress developed a sustainability framework for Fencepac. This included defining sustainability objectives, a gap analysis in the satisfaction of ISCA ratings, a review and comparison of emerging technologies, an operational footprint of the business, and a supply chain and procurement review.

Forbidden Foods

Cress generated an ESG report for Melbourne based Forbidden Foods. This project helped the business lay the groundwork for its future sustainability strategy by identifying key issues, understanding peer performance, and communication with stakeholders.


Cress assisted Hydroflux to be Australia’s first water treatment and technology company to achieve Climate Active carbon neutral certification for its organisation and portfolio of products and maintain its sustainability leadership position in the industry. Cress has also supported the business to develop its sustainability strategy and report on modern slavery risks.

Glen Innes Severn Council

Cress conducted a Climate Risk Assessment and Adaptation Plan for the Glen Innes Severn Council in regional NSW. This project reviewed existing risk assessment, researched climate projections, and assessed major climate hazards likely to affect Council infrastructure, assets and services. Understanding key climate risks is essential to the Council’s strategic allocation of resources and regional emergency response.


Cress delivered Hipages with an ESG Snapshot of their operations. Already performing well across several areas under the ESG umbrella, this project unified those initiatives under a single framework, directed internal strategy, put their direction in context with peers and competitors, and laid the groundwork for future ESG success.


Cress completed an ESG reporting framework for biotechnology company Opthea. This report offered insights into key issues, stakeholders, and competitors, as well as legislative insight into possible upcoming risks, both in Australia and in the USA. These insights fed into their public disclosure through annual reporting.


Cress assisted the only accredited rail standards development organisation in Australia, the Rail Industry Safety Standards Board, to calculate the national rail carbon footprint with consideration to global and national climate change ambitions. We identified decarbonisation opportunities and defined an emissions reduction plan to reach net zero by 2050 while developing a climate resilience network. 


Cress assisted Nagnata to be Australia’s first fashion brand to achieve Toitu climate positive certification for its organisation, the highest industry standard certification available. Cress developed a carbon inventory and supply chain water risk analysis to enable Nagnata to quantify and assess its sustainability outcomes, improve transparency, and communication with stakeholders.

NOW Finance

Cress produced an ESG report for NOW Finance. We completed a materiality assessment, analysed stakeholders and developed a comprehensive ESG reporting framework. Cress assessed carbon emissions of the business to address climate change mitigation, a key ESG issue for NOW Finance. 

City of Ballarat

Cress assisted Council in identifying, assessing and prioritising environmental aspects and impacts for its operations in alignment with both ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) to help manage environmental risks and meet Council’s strategic objective to achieve an environmentally sustainable future.


Cress assisted Australia and New Zealand importer and distributor of luxury kitchen appliances, to undertake a detailed sustainability analysis, assess its scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and identify modern slavery risks in its operations and supply chain. We defined a 3-year sustainability plan to improve visibility over its value chain with stakeholders.