Companies that have achieved CEMARS certification are realising business benefits through measuring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. CEMARS certification enables businesses to understand their carbon liabilities and discover their unrealised opportunities with the highest level of credibility and integrity.
CEMARS certified companies are listed by country:
CEMARS certified organisations have undergone a third-party verification to verify that they have measured and reduced their greenhouse gas emissions.
Achilles, the leading supply chain management company, is the first company to receive CEMARS certification for measuring, managing and reporting the operational carbon footprint for it's UK operations. Achilles is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and sees CEMARS certification as an integral part of its wider corporate responsibility and environmental programme. Achilles identifies, assesses, and monitors suppliers on behalf of major organisations worldwide. We build and support buyer-supplier communities in many industry sectors, creating unique and powerful global networks. Our services for sustainable procurement help create opportunities for business and reduce risk in the supply chain. Achilles has partnered with Landcare Research to roll out the CEMARS programme to Achilles customers worldwide.
Agrícola La Reserva de Llancay is based in the Central Valley of the Western Cape of Chile. They have seven hundred acres of olive groves for the production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. In addition to producing olive oil, they are an ecological reserve concerned about the climate change impact of olive oil production. Agrícola La Reserva de Llancay wants to lead the sustainable production of olive oil. They are therefore working to measure the carbon footprint of the project from the beginning. They have preserved areas near the production fields as ecological reserve and have a strong plan of restoration and conservation.
Andrew.Stewart Limited (ASL) is an environmental and planning consultancy based in Auckland (Head Office) and Wellington, working nationwide. The company is 100% New Zealand owned, and since being formed in 2002, it has seen steady growth.
ASL provides a range of environmental consultancy and project management services, including planning assessments, environmental impact assessments, consent acquisition, specialist environmental investigations (e.g. contaminated land, wastewater), and environmental monitoring and compliance. In addition, we provide carbon management and other sustainability-related services to a range of clients in the private and public sectors.
We are passionate about sustainability and committed to ‘walking the talk’. We have an in-house sustainability programme, based on our environmental policy, and have had associated action plans for several years. We’ve been monitoring our key environmental impacts for several years, including periodically estimating our carbon footprint. Joining the CEMARS programme has enabled us to formalise our commitment. We’re also pleased to be approved consultants for the CEMARS and carboNZero programmes. In 2010 we were delighted to be named the Sustainable Business Network (SBN)'s Northern region Sustainable Business of the Year.
Antarctica New Zealand is a Crown Entity, and is responsible for “developing, managing, and administering New Zealand's activities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, particularly the Ross Sea region.” Key activities include “supporting scientific research, conserving the intrinsic values of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean and raising public awareness (in part through arts, media and youth programmes) of the international significance of the continent.” Antarctica New Zealandis also responsible for managing Scott Base, New Zealand's permanent base in Antarctica. The Base provides services and accommodation for the researchers and groups that visit Antarctica. Antarctica New Zealand work closely with the Italian Antarctic Programme and the US Antarctic Programme. Antarctica New Zealand also has secondments from the New Zealand Defence Force.
Arabian Adventures is a division of Emirates Group, providing full destination management services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Arabian Adventures is a division of Emirates Group, but not a separate legal entity. Arabian Adventures employ approximately 388 staff and operate out of two facilities, both based in Dubai.Examples of services include hotel bookings, airport-hotel transfers, tours, safaris, corporate events, group and incentive events, conferences and conventions. Tours and safaris are operated out of Dubai, Abu Dubai, and Fujairah. Examples of tours include city tours, camel riding, desert driving, and sandboarding (see Appendix 5 for full details). The desert tours are mostly undertaken in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) where the environmental impact is closely regulated and strict codes of conduct for Arabian Adventures are in place. This includes rules on traffic routes, habitat protection, removals of waste and usage of bore-wells.
The Auckland War Memorial Museum is New Zealand’s first museum, established in 1852, and it has occupied the current site since 1929. The primary functions of the museum is for storage of collections, providing visitor experiences via exhibits, and conducting and supporting research. The Auckland War Memorial Museum is dedicated in reducing its carbon footprint and has engaged in numerous systems to monitor and record energy and resource usage.
The BMW Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium automobiles and its success has always been built on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last seven years. All new BMW models feature elements of EfficientDynamic technology - ranging from intelligent lightweight construction, auto stop/start and TwinPower Turbo technology - all of which contribute to increased power but also reduced fuel consumption and fewer emissions. BMW Group is the first premium car company to achieve CEMARS certification in New Zealand.
City Care Limited provides construction, maintenance and management services across New Zealand’s infrastructure and amenity assets. It operates across four distinct operating segments of the national contracting market. The segments are parks, facilities management, roading, water and wastewater. It supplies services primarily to local government clients. City Care Limited employs approximately 1,000 people throughout New Zealand. It has branches and depots in eight cities with supporting facilities in smaller towns. Most of the staff work remotely on the client’s sites. City Care Limited is a Council Controlled Trading Organisation operating under the Local Government Act 2002. Its sole shareholder is Christchurch City Holdings Limited, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Christchurch City Council.
Counties Manukau Health (CMH) is responsible for funding and providing health and disability services for the approximately 490,300 residents in Auckland, New Zealand. The funder arm Counties Manukau Health is responsible for planning and funding health services, including primary, secondary and tertiary care services, Maori health and Pacific health services, mental health and services for Older People, for its resident population. The Counties Manukau population is growing at 2-3% per year, an additional 8-12,000 residents each year. Counties Manukau covers an area of 55,200 hectares and includes parts of the local authorities of Auckland, Waikato District and Hauraki District.
Middlemore is the largest hospital operated by Counties Manukau District Health Board. We offer secondary-level (hospital and specialist) care and a selected range of community and domiciliary services for the population of Counties Manukau - the area that stretches from Otahuhu to Port Waikato. Manukau Health Park consists of the following services, the Manukau SuperClinicand the Manukau Surgey Centre. The Manukau SuperClinic provides specialist outpatient appointments and day procedures.
Croxley Stationery Limited is a 100% subsidiary of OfficeMax New Zealand Limited, and is New Zealand’s largest manufacturer of stationery products. Croxley has been an iconic New Zealand business for more than 125 years. Of all the products that Croxley sells, 50% is made in New Zealand and they employ over 400 people in New Zealand. Croxley Stationery operated at a total of 6 sites (Avondale, Papakura, Albany, Wiri, Wellington and Christchurch) during the reporting period. Avondale is the head office and Croxley Stationery’s major manufacturing site. Croxley Stationery has invested in environmental accreditation programmes such as Enviro-Mark®NZ and Environmental Choice New Zealand. These programmes are important in creating robust systems for managing potential impacts Croxley Stationery has on the environment and its communities. Croxley Stationery sources all wood pulp and paper from suppliers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Croxley Stationery is focused on providing industry leadership and is an active member of the New Zealand Paper Forum.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues. Our priorities are to grow the rural economy, improve the environment and safeguard animal and plant health. Defrais a ministerial department, supported by38 agencies and public bodies. Key priorities and responsibilities include:
EasiYo Products Limited began as a family run business as was launched in 1992. In late 2009 the organisation became 100% owned by Westland Milk Products. EasiYo Yogurt Bases are made with the finest quality milk powder available. Milk powder that's derived from free range cows, grazing the most fertile pastures on our independant farms on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Our specialized, purpose-built plant in Auckland, New Zealand operates in a filter-cleaned atmosphere under positive pressure, which is humidity and temperature controlled. This helps with the accurate blending of micro amounts of ingredients to ensure we consistently produce only the finest products. We also have offices in Australia and the UK. In 1992 EasiYo Products Limited was launched. The simple 3 step EasiYo System is now exported to over 20 countries around the world making EasiYo world leaders in this field. EasiYo manufactures sachets of Real Base and Culture from which their customers can make up Yogurt.
ECOSTOCK delivers environmentally and financially beneficial solutions for surplus food products by up-cycling these into supplementary animal feed. ECOSTOCK has partnered with New Zealand’s largest food manufacturers to bring modern science & technology to waste foods, resulting in sustainably up cycling these into tradable commodities. The surplus food waste is mostly pre-consumer food waste from growers, food manufacturers, food transporters and food retailers. ECOSTOCK area of collection spans nationwide collecting 600-1000 tonnes of surplus food per week. ECOSTOCK runs 14 collection trucks and the main site is in Wiri and has two smaller storage warehouses. ECOSTOCK is also the parent company to WormSRus which provides systems to recycle home and business organic waste. WormSRus currently retails nationwide through the Bunning’s Warehouse stores and sells product directly through an online store www.ecoshop.co.nz.
Energy For Industry (EFI) is an onsite energy solutions provider working in partnership with businesses to efficiently manage waste and provide solutions to energy issues. EFI is a subsidiary of Pioneer Generation Limited. It is committed to “best practice” in the provision of efficient energy solutions to large scale energy customers in both the public and private sectors. EFI leads its field by achieving CEMARS certification, - a major step in indicating how it works with partners to reduce emissions and target developments in biomass and waste to energy conversion projects. The certification offers EFI customers peace of mind that, as an integrated part of their business, EFI is helping them to raise the standard on efficient solutions and environmental responsibility while giving EFI a framework within which to measure and manage EFI’s greenhouse gas emissions profile and a commitment to addressing EFI’s impact on climate change.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is a Crown Entity established under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (2000). It is the main body responsible for helping to deliver the Government’s extensive energy efficiency agenda, and promotes a sustainable energy future by changing the way New Zealanders think about and use energy. The Act requires EECA to encourage, promote and support energy efficiency, energy conservation and the use of renewable energy sources.EECA is committed to sustainable practices within its own organisation, and is active in publishing sustainability reports and triple bottom line reporting. EECA is publicly committed to managing its emissions as indicated on their website.
Giesen Wines Limited is a proudly family owned business, established by the Giesen brothers in 1981. Early on the Giesen brothers recognised the potential of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and bought their first parcel of Marlborough land in 1993. Today Giesen Wines Limited own vineyards totalling 300 hectares scattered throughout the Wairau Valley. The company mission statement is to be New Zealand leaders in Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with an emphasis on consistently high quality and character from vintage to vintage. Giesen Wines Limited also produces smaller volumes of Marlborough Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Giesen Wines are divided into three main ranges, The Estate, The Brothers and The August. The Estate range offers classic and approachable fruit-driven wines, while The Brothers range is a special barrel selection of wines with rich flavours. The August is traditionally fermented to give a complex, multi-dimensional Sauvignon Blanc. Giesen Wines Limited also own the Marlborough Ridge, Dillons Point, Lofthouse, Smokestack and Chimney Creek labels. The South Island label is owned by and produced exclusively for Woolworths Australia. Giesen Wines Limited have been a member of the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) vineyard and winery programmes since 2009 and achieved BioGro certification in 2011. The management of Giesen Wines Limited are committed to ensuring the business operates in an environmentally sustainable manner. Measuring and communicating the company GHG emissions is a crucial step in understanding the climate change impact and determining where reduction efforts are best focussed. Becoming a certified member of CEMARS® will foster heightened awareness within the staff, as the company works towards annual reduction targets.
GE is a diversified infrastructure and finance company taking on the world's toughest challenges. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services and medical imaging, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 280,000 people worldwide.
GE traces its beginnings to Thomas A. Edison, who established the Edison Electric Light Company in 1878. In 1892, a merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company created General Electric Company. GE is the only company listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Index today that was also included in the original index in 1896. In 2010, GE delivered solid results despite the tough economic climate with earnings of $12.6 billion. Industrial cash flow from operating activities for the year remained strong at over $14.7 billion.
In New Zealand, GE has operated since 1982, and now has businesses focused on delivering financial services, fleet management, energy infrastructure, water technologies, aviation services and advanced healthcare technologies to improve the lives of New Zealanders. As a growth company with a strong pipeline of new products and embedded relationships with key New Zealand businesses, GE employs approximately 850 employees across the country. Globally, GE has made a series of commitments to reduce its environmental impact and help its customers do the same. Ecomagination is GE’s business strategy to create new value for customers, investors and society by solving energy, resource efficiency and water challenges. Globally, GE is committed to reducing its carbon emissions and has made this a formal commitment to shareholders and the public as part of the ecomagination strategy. As with other GE businesses around the world, GE’s New Zealand operation is committed to reducing its environmental impact and that of its customers. GE’s participation in the CEMARS programme is further demonstration of that commitment. While a number of significant steps to reduce GE’s environmental impact have already been taken, including the consolidation of a number of businesses into an energy star efficient facility in central Auckland, GE believes there is a significant opportunity to further reduce its impact by reducing its GHG emissions.
Global Proficiency provides inter-laboratory comparison programs and reference materials to more than 400 laboratories in 35 countries. We are accredited to ISO 17043:2010, the internationally recognised standard of competence for proficiency testing providers. For Global Proficiency, environmental sustainability in the past was about informally identifying small improvements that were readily achieved to reduce waste:
Externally, client labs were encouraged, via our newsletters and e-mails, to recycle sample packaging, and some laboratories adopted return processes.
This year it was decided to undertake a project to formally assess our carbon footprint, with the intention of then being able to set measurable and achievable goals to reduce this. The CEMARS certification scheme was decided as the supporting process to achieve this.
Green Vision Recycling is an equally owned joint venture partnership incorporating three of Australasia's leading infrastructure companies. These joint venture owners have an established track record of providing innovative solutions, robust project management and extensive resources across a diverse range of civil and infrastructure projects throughout Australasia and the Pacific Rim. Green Vision Recycling was created out of a shared desire by each of the owners to take greater responsibility for the impact their organisations activities were having on the environment.
In recent times, asset owners and contractors alike have come to recognise the commercial wisdom and broader social obligation for adopting a more sustainable approach in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure assets. The challenge has been, how to turn environmental policy and rhetoric into engineering reality. Conscious of the need to deliver these sought after sustainable solutions, Green Vision Recycling invested in state of the art processing equipment and embraced robust production disciplines to ensure our clients are provided with quality products. Green Vision Recycling are committed to providing environmentally sustainable engineering solutions, that permit the recovery and re-use of existing assets through numerous lifecycles, safeguarding the availability of finite resources for future generations.
Holmes Consulting Group Limited (HCG) is a nationwide structural and civil engineering consulting firm. There are five offices in New Zealand and an affiliated office, Holmes Culley, in San Francisco. Holmes Consulting Group Limited is part of a greater network of companies; Holmes Culley, Holmes Fire and Safety, Holmes Solutions, Westbrooke Capital Partners and Holmes Group Limited which is the parent company of the five subsidiaries.
Hunter’s Wines was established by Irishman, the late Ernie Hunter in 1979. Hunter’s is one of New Zealand’s best known wineries and a pioneer of the Marlborough wine industry. Led by the ‘First lady of New Zealand wine’ Jane Hunter, CNZM; O.B.E, Hunter’s Wines have the reputation of consistently producing the highest quality wines year after year. Getting quality fruit from our vineyards is a very important step in the process, so everything we do is designed to protect the environment in which our grapes grow, in turn making our wine for you to drink. We understand the need to protect the environment for long-term sustainability and to maintain the stunning environment that we call home. Gaining CEMARS certification under the carboNZero programme is another great step to sustainability and improving the environment we live work and play in for the many generations to come. Hunter’s Wines (NZ) Ltd is accredited through Sustainable Winegrowers New Zealand (SWNZ), and contributes significantly to the Natural Habitat Restoration for the Wairau Plains programme.
The Agricultural Research Institute, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA), is the main agricultural research institution in Chile. INIA is a private corporation, nonprofit and part of Ministry of Agriculture in Chile. It is the entity responsible for generating information leading ago agriculture a sustainable activity every day. They have 10 national Regional Research Centre's (CRI), located in Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana de Santiago, Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins Maule, Bio-Bio, La Araucania, Los Lagos, General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica.
INIA’s Reduction Plan is focussed towards improving energy efficiency and waste management, amongst others actions. The reduction strategy is based on short terms actions (coming from each of the regional centres) and also long and medium terms actions. These will be implemented on a national basis.
Kapiti Coast District Council is the territorial authority for its area. It employs approximately 261 staff and is responsible for water and waste water, local roads (including streetlighting), parks, leisure facilities, community facilities, stormwater management and performing statutory duties such as compliance and development management. Council manages the direction and wellbeing of the district through its democratic and strategic planning functions. Council is committed to the principle of sustainable development, including protecting the environment, and seeks to manage and reduce its carbon footprint as part of this.
Tohu (pronounced Tor-who) is the world's first Maori owned wine company. Since 1998, Tohu wines produced from New Zealand's premier grape growing regions: Marlborough and Nelson. True to Maori culture, Tohu have a strong spiritual connection to everything they grow and a responsibility to ensure our land is passed onto future generations in pristine condition.Tohu Wines/Kono Beverages is owned by Wakatu Tohu’s vineyards, which are certified by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. Tohu Wines/Kono Beverages see this program as an integral part of their values — working with the environment without compromising quality and integrity.
Our concept of sustainability, as a 100% Daimler owned company, Mercedes-Benz New Zealand embraces the Daimler philosophy of sustainability. At Daimler, we define sustainability as responsible corporate behaviour that leads to long-term business success and is in harmony with society and the environment.
We are moving toward our goals by making sustainability a firmly integrated aspect of our operations and by requiring and promoting a strong sense of responsibility for sustainable operations among all of our managers and employees throughout the Group. We include our business partners in this process and participate in continuous dialogue on these issues with our stakeholders.
Our management structures, processes, and systems are also designed in accordance with this concept of sustainability. All of our behaviour is based on legality and integrity. As one of the world’s foremost automakers, Daimler strives to achieve a clear leading position in the area of sustainability. Further information can be found here and here.
Meridian Energy is the largest renewable generator in New Zealand, supplying approximately 30% of the country’s energy needs. Through their Meridian and Powershop brands they retail electricity to homes, farms and businesses across New Zealand.
Meridian is creating a better energy future by leading the way in harnessing the power of renewable energy sources – water, wind and sun. In New Zealand, the company owns and operates seven hydro stations, and four wind farms. They also own and operate wind farms in Australia and have built solar facilities in California and Tonga.
Sustainability is fundamental to their operational approach, reflecting a long-term focus. They work with organisations to preserve the natural environment and protect native plant and animal life, and support local communities through their award-winning Community Fund Programme and national and local sponsorships. Their operations are CEMARS certified.
Mondiale Freight Services Limited (Mondiale) is a privately owned international freight forwarder that specialise in all aspects of freight forwarding, warehousing and logistics. They were established in 1989 and are now the largest privately owned freight forwarder in New Zealand. Their focus is on delivering world class solutions to our customers internationally and locally.
Our principal business activities include:
Mondiale Freight Services Limited commitment to the environment is to ensure they have processes and a culture within the business to be environmentally responsible when using energy as a business. Mondiale's aim is to reduce our impact in areas to ensure the systems they set up reduce their footprint within the countries they operate, and mitigate remaining unavoidable emissions
Oceania Printing Technologies Ltd (OPTL) is an Exclusive Authorised Ricoh Dealership that specialises in document printing and management solutions throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. The CEMARS programme has thus assisted OPTL in identifying and prioritising cost effective opportunities for ongoing reductions in GHG emissions in the business. By engaging with the CEMARS programme, OPTL has developed initiatives aimed at directly reducing emissions, as well as intentions to develop relevant plans for future implementation, and plans directed at raising awareness and embedding a culture of environmental sustainability amongst its staff and clients. This includes practicable steps to reduce or mitigate the effects of vehicle fuel consumption, electricity usage and air travel. For OPTL, accepting responsibility for the impacts of its business upon the environment is of central to its everyday business activities.
Verfrut Exporter was created in 1996, and is an agricultural commercial arm of the Future. They focus on providing fresh fruit, which is processed, stored and exported by the company. The fruit is 100% self-produced, with over 3,500 ha planted in 16 fields and processed in 4 refrigerators, located from the IV to VII Region of Chile. As a result, they make 7 million boxes which are exported to supply the world with excellent fresh fruit, produced under the strictest quality standards. The visionary project of the company's owner, Don Romano Vercellino Dellafiori, is to have 100% control of production and export process, to provide complete security, legality and safety of products for a changing market, where final consumer need to know about the whole process of fruit you eat, achieved through quality management systems implemented. The world is becoming aware of the products they are consuming and the environmental and social impact caused by the production of them. This is why the company aims to produce fresh fruit with a commitment to respect nature and intervene to prevent impacts.
Tangible Media is New Zealand’s largest independent publishing company, with the intention of becoming one of Australasia’s most significant niche magazine, book and new media publishing firms. Tangible Media has 45 permanent staff, operating out of their Grey Lynn office in Auckland.
Tangible Media produce 30 regular magazine publications. Tangible Media also produce a number of publications for corporate clients. Services to clients include design, editorial, print management, electronic newsletters, website design, print broking and media consultancy.
Toyota has led the NZ market for 20 consecutive years; and this success which is underpinned by innovation, product and service quality, and environmental leadership. In 1992 Toyota published its Earth Charter and formally placed the environment as a top management priority. This led to the development of the Prius hybrid petrol-electric car and a range of other ‘green technologies’ which reduce a vehicle’s impact throughout its life cycle – from design and production, through to distribution, driving and eventual disposal.However, Toyota’s environmental efforts go much wider than this to encompass all operational activities, and how to contribute towards a more sustainable society. Measuring, managing and reducing the company’s carbon footprint is therefore a key responsibility. Toyota New Zealand was an early adopter of the carboNZero programme and is the first car company to achieve certification in New Zealand. Offsetting remaining carbon emissions by purchasing verified carbon credits is the final step of Toyota’s Greenhouse Gas emissions reduction strategy, which focuses on improving energy efficiency, reducing business travel, sourcing renewable power, raising staff and supplier awareness, and minimising waste to landfill.
Matua Wines is the NZ division of Treasury Wines Estates, a global wine company currently listed on the Australian stock exchange. The nature of the business is to produce wine for sale both domestically and internationally. Matua Valley Wines was first established in Auckland on its existing site in 1973 and currently employs approximately 120 staff across NZ.
Matua sources grapes annually (18,150 tonnes during the 2013 vintage) from both company owned vineyards in Auckland, Hawkes Bay and Marlborough and numerous contract growers across NZ. The grapes are then processed primarily at our company owned wineries in Auckland or Marlborough. A small amount of wine is also processed at third party wineries in the North Island. The wine is bottled at sites as above; Matua’s Auckland site, Marlborough in Blenheim or third party packaging facilities. Sustainability is a generic term most commonly defined as the ability to endure. From a business perspective, we interpret sustainable development as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Treasury Wine Estates and Matua.
Our approach to the management of social and environmental risks and opportunities is informed via open lines of communication and community engagement. We consult many and varied stakeholders including investors, employees, customers and consumers,
non-government organisations, suppliers and commercial partners, the communities we operate in, regulators and governments in developing programs and actions to best represent all parties. Our most recent performance on sustainability is consolidated within the annual Foster’s Sustainability Report which you can find at www.tweglobal.com.
The University of Canterbury’s research and teaching activities cover the Arts, Business & Economics, Education, Engineering, Law and Science. The University hosts a number of research centres, including the NZ ICT Innovation Institute (NZi3), the Biomolecular Interaction Centre, the NZ Institute for Language, Brain & Behaviour, and the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management. The University Campus occupies 86 ha of land in the suburb of Ilam, Christchurch. It also has off-site field stations, including the Mt John Observatory. The University has a sustainability network of students and staff who share an interest in this area. It also has a Sustainability Office which leads the University’s sustainability activities. The University’s sustainability policies apply to various activities on campus including printing and food service procurement. This commitment to sustainability is shared by the University of Canterbury Students’ Association which has its own sustainability policy.
Villa Maria was founded in 1961 in Auckland and is New Zealand’s most awarded winery. The Auckland winery was opened in 2005 and hosts Villa Maria’s head office, bottling facility, conference and events centre and cellar door. Internationally acclaimed wine is produced from grapes grown in New Zealand’s main grape growing regions, with owned vineyards in Marlborough, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Auckland. Grapes are also sourced from contract growers. Villa Maria distributes wine throughout New Zealand as well as Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Villa Maria has a long held objective to be environmentally responsible and to operate using sustainable practices. Villa Maria has been a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) since its inception in 1995. Each year, Villa Maria is audited by SWNZ to provide a key platform for continuous improvement. All Villa Maria company vineyards and winery sites are either accredited by SWNZ or in the case of new sites, in the process of gaining accreditation. In addition to SWNZ, all Villa Maria's wineries are compliant with the environmental management system - ISO14001. Villa Maria is committed to continuing along the path of sustainability.
Viña Cono Sur S.A (Cono Sur) was founded in 1993, with the vision of producing premium, expressive and innovative wines conveying the spirit of the New World. Their name refers to the company’s geographic position; it represents wines proudly made in South America’s Southern Cone, on whose western edge lies Chile and its gifted wine valleys. Their logo also evokes a freehand drawing of the silhouette of South America. Viña Cono Sur’s quest is to present the world with the finest grape expression and character, from Chile’s varied wine regions. Right from the start Viña Cono Sur applied the newest ideas and technology to winemaking’s traditional methods. Viña Cono Sur’s main goal, therefore, is to create expressive and innovative wines from one of the world’s southernmost wine regions. Since its conception, Viña Cono Sur has been deeply committed to the development of its environmental policies, believing that high quality wine production can work hand-in-hand with eco friendly practices. Implementation of an environment action plan has been the winery’s challenge in its global environmental project. Viña Cono Sur began natural and integrated vineyard management in 1998. In 2000 an organic farming program started on 40 hectares of the Chimbarongo estate. In 2002 the company achieved double ISO Certification; ISO9001 and ISO14001. In 2007 new varieties of grapes were incorporated into the organic program. In the same year CarbonNeutral® delivery status was achieved for the CO2 emissions for all freight to market.
The family tradition of J. Bouchon dates back to 1982 when Emilie Bouchon comes from Bordeaux, France and settled in the Maule Valley south of Santiago de Chile. The peculiar weather of the area and experience of their vines result in a high quality wine with deep colour and intense aromas. Their winery located in Santa Maria of Mingren has a capacity of about 4 million gallons, has an isothermal plant where there are administrative warehouses, laboratories and bottling line. Currently Viña J. Bouchon’s wines are distributed and tasting by discerning costumers from Asia, North America and Europe. Aware of environmental problems J. Bouchon has been proposed work by environment being efficient in the raw material use and reduced their activity's impacts. J. Bouchon winery has been lined with the Chilean wine sector’s agenda about environmental care and the commitment of calculated and reduce the GHG emissions, adopting the Carbon Footprint indicator like a management and information tool, with the target to advance at the possible exigencies from countries that has begun their emissions account and management.
Viña Morandé was founded in 1996 with the aim of producing innovative wines of great quality, with a clear focus on the development of its brands. We have always prided ourselves on providing an excellent service and commitment to our customers, consumers and the environment.
To achieve this we have developed production processes and quality guarantees that includes the following: selection of terroirs, grape varieties and clones, vineyard architecture, advanced irrigation systems, organic management and systems for monitoring the growth, ripening and development of the fruit.
We currently have worldwide distribution and have a presence in more than 45 countries over the five continents. At the same time, we are leaders in Chile in the development of direct distribution channels, allowing us to maintain excellent communication with our customers and to face our challenges and opportunities with increased insight.
With the love for their work as motor to reach their dreams, Viña Viu Manent gives at their costumers the purest and finest wines. Retailers and respectful with environment, believers in tradition, history, knowledge and experience, focus in producing wines highest quality desired by world level costumers.
The Winery, located in the prestigious Colchagua Valley is always concerned by practice an agricultural respectful with the environmental, that search make wines with unique style, faithful at their varieties and origins. Proof about it are their multiple actions to sustainability, energy efficiency and Climate Change, always aligned with the challenges of innovation and competitiveness agenda of the Chilean wine sector’s on these issues. Examples about their environmental commitment it is voluntary adherence to the Clean Production Agreement Chilean wine sector, the neutralization of the carbon footprint wine’s by purchasing carbon credits in a geothermal power plant located in Amatitlán (Guatemala) and implementation of Eco Light Bottles that mean a saving in glass contamination and less use of energy in the transport phase of the wines. In addition to the above, Viña Viu Manent has tags attached to these bottles made from recycled paper.
Waitaki Biosciences is the trading entity of the publicly listed company PharmaZen Ltd. Waitaki Biosciences manufacturing plant and office is located in Christchurch, employing 19 staff. Waitaki Biosciences specializes in the manufacture of nutritional supplement ingredients for the human and animal nutraceutical markets. Raw materials are predominately sourced as quality by - products of New Zealand’s Export Meat and Marine aquaculture industries. These materials are converted in whole or part to powders using proprietary drying technology. Waitaki Biosciences products provide solutions to health conditions in single ingredient formats or as part of client designed formulations. Waitaki Biosciences exports 80-90% of the product to the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific. Waitaki Biosciences acknowledges that its operation will have a direct impact on the environment. Waitaki Biosciences is committed to operating as an environmentally responsible company through waste reduction and recycling, energy savings and GHG emission reduction. The company has adopted the CEMARS program to facilitate these intentions. The company will progressively reduce the overall environmental impact through a managed monitoring program that will be implemented and integrated into the company’s existing Quality Management Program.