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.
3 R Group Limited (3R) develops programmes to help consumers and business to recycle or responsibly dispose of used products and packaging. From businesses with a specific waste issue to industry wide projects looking at the full product life cycle we are experts in product stewardship solutions. We combine imagination and science to repurpose waste!
Based in Hawke’s Bay we design and deliver programmes on a national basis, with two government accredited product stewardship schemes under our management. Our head office is located in Hastings and we have material processing sites in Auckland and Hastings plus a transport and logistics hub in Christchurch. 3R has 19 employees located over these four leased sites. From these locations 3R delivers the programme management for three nationwide product stewardship programmes, Agrecovery, Resene PaintWise and Dulux Paint and Packaging Take Back programme.
Agrecovery provides the rural sector with solutions for HDPE plastic agrichemical containers, steel and plastic drums and agrichemical chemicals. In November 2013 Agrecovery exited the Wrap recovery programme which collected LDPE films (silage wrap) from farms. This decision was made due to rising transportation costs, diminishing markets for the material and the availability of an alternative solution for farmers.
Resene PaintWise provides sustainable solutions for unwanted paint and packaging including steel cans, plastic pails and paint. Both of these product stewardship schemes are accredited by the Ministry for the Environment. 3R also provides a back end solution for a Dulux paint recovery programme available through its trade store network.
3R is committed to maintaining an industry leadership position and improving its own environmental sustainability. We are committed to protecting and maintaining the environment in which we operate. We aim to use our resources efficiently, provide a healthy and safe work environment for our staff and minimise the impact our activities have on the environment. 3R achieved ISO14001 Environmental Management certification in May 2009.
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 its 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.
ASP Access Floors provides access flooring solutions to commercial and industrial businesses across Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA and the United Arab Emirates. Flooring systems are contract manufactured and supplied exclusively by Changzhou Wujin Zhongtian Computer-Room Equipment Co. Ltd in China and contract installed. The main activities of ASP Access Floors is the design and management of project installations and distribution of product to installation sites.
ASP Access Floors Ltd is a wholly owned business with no subsidiaries, joint ventures, or franchises. Selected products are carboNZero certified; see more information here.
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.
Auckland Airport is the key gateway into New Zealand and, as such, offers the first and last impressions for millions of international visitors each year. Auckland Airport has had a sustainability policy in place since 2008 and in the same year signed an Airport Council International (ACI) declaration on climate change, confirming our desire to work towards carbon neutrality. That work includes a pro-active energy efficiency group working to reduce energy and fuel consumption across the airport. In addition we have worked closely with our airline partners to introduce and improve the utilisation of ground power units that reduce airline fuel burn. Our core operations are an international and domestic terminal supported by an operations centre, engineering support services centre, head office and airport emergency services centre. Auckland Airport employs circa 340 employees but is home to over 12,000 employees on a daily basis.
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.
Brambles New Zealand Limited trades as CHEP New Zealand. CHEP is a service company that provides managed reusable and reusable supply chain packaging solutions for customers in the fast moving consumer goods, fresh food, automotive, logistics and general manufacturing sectors. CHEP New Zealand overall has a revenue of over $60,000,000 per annum, and issues 7.5 million pallets & 14 million RPC’s per year.
We help customers to store, protect and move their products through the supply chain from point of production to point of consumption in a cost-effective, safe & environmentally sound way. We help customers achieve leaner, greener and safer supply chain logistics process, CHEP operates globally in 50 countries across 6 continents
Sustainability is a priority for CHEP - our business model, based on the shared use of reusable packaging resources, is inherently sustainable. As the leader in pallet and RPC pooling solutions, CHEP has a more than 50-year history of helping customers minimise use of one way packaging and 'reducing, reusing and recycling' resources. At the heart of CHEP New Zealand's sustainability approach is a commitment to being a responsible supply chain partner, delivering sustainability value by ‘doing the right thing' for the environment, people, community and our customer.
CHEP is committed to achieving Zero Harm. It considers the environment in all decisions concerning the development of projects, the selection of commercial partners and suppliers and the launch of new products and services. CHEP is committed to using resources more efficiently and encouraging the sustainable use of its products and services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fahey Fence Hire was founded in 1993 with the main aim of providing temporary and permanent fencing to Christchurch and has grown to be New Zealand’s largest provider of temporary fencing. The secret to our success is simple provide an exceptional service to our customers using innovative products which are predominantly sourced locally, that together with an eye for detail and thorough service ensures we are market leaders.
We have a workforce of around 12 staff based in our company buildings in Christchurch and sister companies in Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland and the ability to service all centres throughout the South Island. We have grown steadily since 1993 with two changes in ownership, each adding its own stamp. The current owners have taken Fahey to a new stage in its growth and coupled with the events in Christchurch over the past couple of years we are bigger than we have ever been.
Fisher and Paykel Healthcare is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of products and systems for use in respiratory care, acute care, and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Our products and systems are sold in over 120 countries worldwide. We sell our products through direct sales operations in most of our major markets, and a network of distributors that sell to hospitals, home healthcare providers, distributors and other manufacturers of medical devices.
Freightways is a leading provider of express package services throughout New Zealand, with complementary business servicing the information management and business mail sectors. The Group's origins date back to 1964 through New Zealand Couriers - a pioneer in the express package industry in New Zealand. Since commencing operations in Auckland, Freightways has grown organically and by acquisition to become a leading New Zealand service provider, with representation in every major town and city throughout the country.
Freightways recognises that its core business is reliant on transportation to service its customers and is therefore an emissions-intensive organisation. We recognise we must play a part in protecting and improving the environment. The subsidiaries included in its certification are listed in the disclosure statement below.
Sustainability is the way in which Los Robles guarantees quality and ensures that the company’s long-term operation by incorporating the community and workers. We believe that using sustainable, organic, and biodynamic agriculture is the only way to obtain better-balanced, healthier, and more efficient vineyards, which results in better quality grapes and therefore in better wine.
We began using sustainable management practices in our vineyards in 1998 and incorporated the ISO 14001 certification. In fact, Los Robles was the first Chilean vineyard to obtain it. Next came the Swiss IMO organic certification, the German Demeter biodynamic certification, and in 2009 the carbon neutral certification of our Los Robles estate.
At Emiliana we believe that the land is a living organism and that we should try to avoid disrupting the cycles of nature that humans have interfered with in recent decades. We therefore work to develop biodiversity to the maximum extent at each of our properties and are part of the “Wine, Climate Change, and Biodiversity” project in connection with the IEB Institute (Ecology and Biodiversity Chile Institute). Emiliana's Gê and Coyam wine brands are carboNZero certified products; more information can be found here.
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.
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.
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. Kono Beverages' Tohu, Aronui and Friends of Fish Wine Ranges are carboNZero certified products; see more information here.
The New Zealand Post Group comprises New Zealand Post Limited and its subsidiaries. It is a State-Owned Enterprise, with 100 percent of its ordinary shares owned by the Ministers of Finance and State-Owned Enterprises on behalf of the Crown.The Group operates predominantly in New Zealand and Australia, and serves a range of government, commercial and personal customers in the postal, banking, payments, courier, logistics and customer communications management markets.This report covers all of the New Zealand Post Group’s operations.
The Primary brands within the NZ Post Group are New Zealand Post, Kiwibank and Express Couriers.
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.
The organisation for the scope of this inventory is the Warehouse Group brands of The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, and the Noel Leeming Group. Collectively, there are over 230 retail stores and several online stores, supported by a small number of distribution centres and a head office (Store Support Office). No stores are franchised, and also almost all stores are on leased premises.
At The Warehouse Group, we recognise that choices we make today affect the future environment. We need to play our part in ensuring that growth today does not compromise opportunities for future generations. To be a sustainable business, we need to extend our perspective beyond immediate commercial objectives. We believe that this is good for business and for the long-term interests of our shareholders and other stakeholders. It is this belief that led to The Warehouse Group’s aspirational goal of carbon neutrality by 2020.
Toll is New Zealand’s largest freight network, providing our customers with New Zealand’s most efficient road and rail freight service. Toll New Zealand has a proven operational expertise across all modes road, rail and sea. We are linked by award winning technology which delivers seamless supply chain solutions for our diverse customer base, ranging from high volume FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) to high value technical products.
Toll Parcels is a courier division of Toll New Zealand, carrying satchels and parcels of all sizes, delivering nationwide. We combine leading edge service standards with consistently high DIFOT (Delivered in Full on Time) levels with strong personalized account management.
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.
The University “Tecnológica Metropolitana” (UTEM) was created on 1981. This was done under Patricio Aylwin Azócar government of where it was created the Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, UTEM as a High Education provider as autonomous legal entity with its own equity. The UTEM University is part of the Chilean Universities’ Dean of Board, prestigious entities that gather the Government High Education entities. It has three campuses at the Metropolitan Region with more than 62 meters square which includes facilities such as classrooms, libraries, cafeterias and event rooms. Each year 1.400 new students join the University.
The sustainability commitment focuses on both the environmental and social impacts. This provides the students with the necessary tools to address the social and environmental impacts of their actions. This commitment involves the understanding of environmental impacts, the available solutions and the need to balance these goals with the different community interests.
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 love of winemaking as the motive to reach its dreams, Viña Viu Manent provides its consumers with the purest and finest wines. Viña Viu Manent combines respect for the environment, and belief in tradition, history, knowledge and experience, with the production of wines of the highest quality desired by worldwide customers.
The Winery, located in the prestigious Colchagua Valley is committed to best agricultural practice and respect for the environmental in its search to make wines with unique style, faithful to their varieties and origins. Viña Viu Manent’s multiple actions in sustainability, energy efficiency and climate change are aligned with the challenges of innovation and the competitiveness agenda of the Chilean wine sector on these issues. Examples of Viña Viu Manent’s environmental commitment include voluntary adherence to the Clean Production Agreement with the Chilean wine sector, implementation of Eco Light Bottles which reduce glass waste and use less 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.