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Absolute IT is dynamic and successful recruitment company; we are all motivated by a compelling and common vision – to be the New Zealand’s best IT recruitment company. Absolute IT specializes in the recruitment of permanent and contract IT resource, we recruit across the full IT spectrum. Absolute IT is built on honesty, integrity and the ability to provide quality people solutions to our information technology business partners through employing the right people, utilising leading edge technology, and effective marketing and advertising. The Board of Absolute IT made a commitment in early 2008 to reduce our carbon footprint and our intention to work toward being carbon neutral. We understand the importance of sustainability and the Board of Absolute IT are committed to applying the principles of sustainable development to our core business. To us, sustainability means “to create a world in which all people can satisfy their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same”. Sustainability is built into our business values, our strategy and plans, and is part of all decision making processes and policies. Absolute IT has the view that sustainability is having good common sense business practices; our employees are 100% behind this initiative and they are empowered to make decisions based on good sustainable business practices. We believe sustainability is good for the environment and increases the bottom line.
Altris Limited provides executive coaching programmes for senior leaders and high potential individuals. Their unique accelerated coaching approach brings rapid results and deep insights. These extend to organisation-wide programmes that focus on developing leaders so that they are fully equipped to create high performing teams. Altris Limited's pecialties are: Executive Coaching, High Performing Teams, Leadership Development and Developing Coaching Cultures. As a relatively new business, they are committed to climate change action as a way of contributing to a better world and of leading the way for small enterprises. This has culminated in their achievement of carboNZero small enterprise certification.
Since launching into 12 New Zealand restaurants at the end of 2003, Antipodes Water has grown considerably. It can now be found as the premium bottled water of choice in many restaurants, hotels and bars around the globe. Working with the carboNZero programme and being certified as carbon neutral has reinforced Antipodes' philosophies of looking for ways to do things differently and operate more efficiently. 'Whether using bottles made from recycled glass or reusing billboard skins as bags, we are continually looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment.' Antipodes has always kept its innovative philosophies at heart; this was reinforced when Simon Woolley and Antipodes Water received the 2007 New Zealand Restaurant Association Innovators Award for their work with the carboNZero programme. 'As demand for Antipodes Water grows in local and export markets, people are becoming more concerned about where their products are sourced from and the distance those items have travelled. We feel that working with the carboNZero programme not only allows us to widen our environmental management actions but also enables others to comfortably source a quality product from New Zealand knowing that Antipodes has reduced and mitigated its impacts on climate change.'
Apex General Limited is a New Zealand privately owned insurance brokerage. Apex General entered the carboNZero programme to understand and measure waste from their business so they can improve and eliminate waste & costs associated with running their business. This certification gives them a measure to improve over future years and they are excited by the opportunities and challenges it presents them.
Babbage is a national, independent multi-discipline company, owned and managed by its Principals, each of whom are personally responsible for each project commissioned. Since its early days, Babbage focussed on developing new technologies and practices to enable it to provide innovative, practical and cost-effective solutions to its clients. For instance, in the 1960s Babbage developed precast concrete construction which has proven itself as a solid and enduring building method that changed design and construction practices within the industry.
Babbage today is a fully integrated multi-discipline consulting practice with a diverse client base in many sectors. The practice continues to promote the established tradition of leadership and innovation in the respective fields of its disciplines. It is this commitment that is attributable to the success of this practice.
As part of the Babbage Sustainability initiative, the Babbage board of directors decided in November 2012 to have Babbage Consultants certified under the carboNZero carbon accounting and management scheme. The board’s decision is a great move towards more sustainability - not only in ecological terms. This move will serve several business goals, including managing legislative & commercial risks by avoiding greenwash, identifying reduction opportunities and driving efficiency and create differentiation in the market place and further strengthen the Babbage position in the market. Babbage Consultants is continuing their long history of being a leader in their field with being the first multidisciplinary building consulting practice to achieve carboNZero certification.
Box Living Limited is an architectural design & build company. We design bespoke homes for clients, using a building system that we have developed. This reduces the amount of time during both design and construction stages, gives certainty of cost, yet the end product is an architecturally designed home. Elements of the BOX homes are pre-fabricated and then assembled on site. This reduces waste, makes the construction process faster and ensures better quality. The architectural style is influenced by modernist designs, particularly ‘The Case Study House’ project of the 40’s and 50’s and architects such as Ellwood, Neutra, Eames and others.
Bridgestone New Zealand Limited was formed in September 1998, and is 100% owned by Bridgestone Australia Limited, which is owned by the Bridgestone Corporation International based in Japan. Bridgestone New Zealand Limited sell Bridgestone, Firestone and Supercat branded tyres throughout the country at a number of retailers, including; Firestone, Bridgestone Tyre Centre, Tony’s Tyre Service, Bridgestone Firestone Commercial, Bridgestone Truck Centre and other Bridgestone stockists. These retailers also provide a comprehensive range of tyre-related services. Bridgestone New Zealand Limited is committed to sustainability, including management of their Greenhouse Gas emissions. The below two public declarations present certified information about Bridgestone New Zealand Limited’s organisation and product carbon footprint which have been prepared using the methods detailed in the Programme footprint specifications.
Brother has had a presence in the New Zealand market for over 50 years. In that time Brother has grown to be the leading providers of print and imaging equipment, sewing machines and labelling hardware in New Zealand. Products Brother offers include; laser printers and multi-functions, inkjet multi-function centres (MFCs), fax machines, labellers, label printers, and a wide range of home and industrial sewing machines. Brother also offer a range of cost effective lease and cost per page deals to meet the changing needs of small to medium size and corporate businesses. Brother services the retail, corporate and business to business markets.
Brother aims to fulfil its corporate social responsibilities at ever higher levels through continuous commitment to environmental challenges, to raise environmental activities to among the best in the industry, and to instil a strong sense of pride so that employees feel truly proud to be part of Brother.
Business Applications Ltd's directors and staff all wished to be involved in a full company review of our operations and in light of our environmental footprint, as a result we have implimented improvement programmes with significant first year results. We set a realistic initial energy reduction of 5% per year over four years. Within our first year we have achieved a 22% reduction. While we are extremely satisfied with this result we will continue to strive for further reductions and to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, electricity used by our office and the introduction of our recycling project. The long term effect is to help the world however the shorter term effect has seen lower company overheads which is an immediate advantage to our company financially.
Christchurch International Airport is the largest airport in the South Island and it has significant numbers of domestic and international scheduled movements by aircraft of all types.
The airport is capable of handling the largest international aircraft which arrive daily on long haul routes from Europe, Asia and the Pacific, plus a large number of daily services to and from Australia. The domestic main trunk routes within New Zealand are served by two major airlines and there are several tourist and commuter airlines operating every day. In addition, the airport is an operating base for several overnight freight and mail aircraft operations, and is the operating base supporting the United States, New Zealand, and Italian Antarctic Research Programs.
Christchurch International Airport is a major driver of the regional Canterbury economy, generating airport-precinct-related jobs for nearly 6,000 people. CIAL is the first airport company in the Southern Hemisphere to attain certified carbon neutral status.
Chief Executive Jim Boult says CIAL sought out the best in the business to undertake the certification process. 'The involvement of world-renowned scientists at Landcare Research provides authority, credibility and integrity. Furthermore, the carboNZero programme is transparent, and has achieved international recognition. We are satisfied that the ethos underlying the programme is solid and international best practice.' Year after year CIAL has continued to monitor the company’s greenhouse gas emissions and identify areas where efficiencies can be made to reduce the emissions. The emissions that CIAL cannot reduce are offset through investment in government-approved carbon credit programmes.
Conference Innovators is jointly owned by Directors Megan O'Brien and (Mr) Tracey Thomas. Established in 1994 Conference Innovators manages large and complex conferences and events, specialising in, but not limited to, medical, legal, scientific, and government arenas. The Directors and staff are committed to managing their share of the world's resources in a sustainable way. Although the emissions relating to our business are relatively small we are committed to reduction and more importantly to assisting our clients to substantially reduce the emissions created by their particular events.
Curious Limited is a full-service production company representing some of the region’s most dynamic commercial directors, and servicing the world’s best. Curious is committed to producing world-class advertising campaigns, while delivering a production environment that’s professional, friendly, efficient and creative. New Zealand offers the world of film and TV a unique and unspoilt location environment. We at Curious recognise our part in a high impact industry and have drawn a clear line in the sand by making a commitment to sustainability. We are proud to demonstrate this commitment through our participation in the carboNZero programme which provides us with a genuine and robust method to measuring, reducing and mitigating our greenhouse gas emissions. Alongside our participation in the carboNZero programme we have developed a Sustainable Production Guide specific to Curious to enable our staff and contractors to help us reduce the impact of what we do. At Curious we are working hard to continue to attract productions to our shores while at the same time, knowing our environmental impact and taking steps to address it.
Dove Medical Press is a privately held company specialising in the publication of open access peer-reviewed journals across the broad spectrum of science, technology and especially medicine. The decision to go online-only and open access was made in late 2008, having been a print subscription based publisher since the company was formed in 2003. Not only was this a key business growth decision but it greatly enforced our desire to contribute in real terms towards climate change. In mid 2011 we engaged the services of the carboNZero programme, after a search for an internationally recognised certification (most of our clients are outside of NZ so it was vital to have international recognition.) We have senior management and staff buy-in to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, as we are all very much aware that even the seemingly little things like switching off our PCs and recycling (paper, toner, office milk bottles, etc) does make a real difference to our environment that we take for granted.
Ecokids is a privately owned childcare centre based in Hastings and caters for children aged between 3 months and 5 years of age. We provide a wide range of learning opportunities that inspires curiosity and creativity. Where ever possible we make use of natural materials, and encourage the use of recycled products.
Ecokids is committed to minimising the environmental impact of its operation. We use recycling stations and compost bins. Our vegetable garden and fruit trees provide fresh and nutritious snacks for the children. Straw bale walls have been extensively used in the construction of the children’s playgrounds. Future projects include the installation of rain water harvesting, solar hot water, and photovoltaic electricity systems.
By incorporating environmentally responsible practises Ecokids provides children with an early childhood education that allows them to learn about the natural world, and the role that they can play in caring for their environment
Eco Tech Solutions Limited is a manufacturer and distributor of “environmentally friendly” household cleaning and personal care products. Currently, Eco Tech and Eco Store have a joint partnership with 90% share holding by Eco Store and a 10% share holding by Tony Morpeth. Eco Store Limited however can trace its history from its establishment as a family business formed by Malcolm & Melanie Rands in 1987 as a means to support their philanthropic trust called The Fairground Foundation. During that time, the company started out as a mail order company run by Malcolm & Melanie. It wasn’t until 1993 that Ecostore began to manufacture their own products through Eco Tech Solutions Limited. Eco Tech Solutions Limited is strongly committed towards advocating sustainability and reducing its business’ impact to the environment. Our company had already strived to become certified for both the Enviromark (diamond) and ISO 14001 which implements an Environmental Management System in managing our plant’s operations in 2010. Securing a carboNZero program certification is just another step forward towards demonstrating that commitment.
As Emirates Hotels & Resorts' first hospitality development outside Dubai, the A$125 million project is being built on the same principles as Emirates' acclaimed Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, fully integrated into its environment, and supporting wide-ranging conservation practices, focusing on endangered species protection. With approximately 4,000 acres of land dedicated as a wildlife reserve, the Wolgan conservancy project re-establishes and secures a future for many of the region's indigenous and endangered species, which were under critical pressure from introduced flora and feral predators - the major cause of species extinction in Australia. The carbon-neutral certification of Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is a small part of the project's overall commitment to conservation and ecologically sustainable development.
Energy and Technical Services Limited (ETSL) is an international provider of energy and utility management services. Our business is all about adding value for our clients and we do this through improving the way they use energy and utilities. We practice a business philosophy based on a partnering approach and we take the time to understand our client’s needs and use this knowledge to deliver results in a way that is important to them. The objectives are to help to build sustainable businesses, as a sustainable business is a good business and sustainability should be rewarded with profitability. ETSL offer a full range of energy and utility management services that are suitable for all types of organizations – from those who may have never before considered energy and utility management, to those who may have quite advanced and sophisticated programmes. The range of services we offer, include energy & utility management advice and consultancy, energy auditing, energy contract procurement, carbon emission tracking & reporting and our own in-house energy & utility software management called e-Bench™ - arguably the most sophisticated and advanced system available of its kind in the world. Achieving carboNZero certification for our NZ office operations ensures we show our commitment to a more sustainable way of living and demonstrates that we walk the talk by seeking to minimise our emissions and impact on the environment.
Natural balance for healthy skin is the ethos of the evolu brand. Inspired by founder Kati Kasza’s personal philosophy, this principle of balance also guides her company’s focus on sustainability. As a strongly ethical company Evolu believes in balancing environment-conscious thinking with actions that are practical and measurable. Evolu is motivated by the mantra ‘act globally, think locally’, and seeks to make values-based choices that help make a contribution to addressing climate change. As a result Evolu has highly efficient and streamlined operations, which help minimise its emissions, and Evolu’s ongoing commitment is to apply the discipline of carboNZero certification to the areas of its business where further genuine differences can be made.
Four Acres Ltd is a computing and internet services company, offering website design and website development in New Zealand for the small business market. Four Acres Ltd offers premier web solutions, focusing on providing high-quality services for clients. Customers benefit from a high quality of web services and the execution expertise of web solutions with certainty of time and cost and to assist them in achieving their strategic goals.
Freight on Board (NZ) Ltd is a 100% New Zealand owned Customs Broker and International Freight Forwarder. Although being based in Ellerslie, Auckland, we are able to handle consignments-import and export through any port in New Zealand. We can also handle your freight to or from any port in the world through our extensive network of agents. As a company that looks to the future, we see the importance of taking note of our emissions and doing what we can to reduce them for the generations ahead. We have based our year from 1 January to 31 December and have established 2008 as our base year. Our sources of emissions are the fundamental business requirements of electricity and vehicles plus the unavoidable (in this industry) air travel emissions.
Fresh Concept Limited is a company that specialises in Placemaking, Installation and Activation through a collaborative and design led approach to public creative projects. Fresh Concept is committed to being a community minded, ethical and environmentally responsible company and practices this in the day to day running of the business.
We simply want to play our part. GardyneHOLT is a mid-sized brand design firm in Auckland, with specialist skills in web design and programming, and in wine label design. We're a long-term design provider to Auckland Transport, supporting the public transport network with maps, timetables and other communication. We have international brand and packaging experience and also offer a complete translation service. We see developments in communication technology as one way to dramatically reduce waste and energy consumption in day-to-day business, if used intelligently. New Zealand and carboNZero Holdings has the potential to be an environmental leader and certification authority worldwide, but we know that it requires a commitment from people like us, not just at a Government level, but at a personal and business level as well.
Green Being Limited is New Zealand’s first carboNZero Certified Consulting Engineering Company —Specialising in Green Building, Structural Engineering, Passive House Design and Environmentally Sustainable Design.
GreenBeing is the specialist in this field with a strong passion for sustainability, design and the environment. We are commonly working at the boundaries of conventional design and are frequently called on to develop innovative design solutions to achieve better performance outcomes. We strive to keep up to date with the latest industry technology by continual research in order to give you the latest thinking.
You can rest assured, we do not sell products or have any supplier agreements, nor are we a construction company. Our company is 100% New Zealand owned by us, with no corporate mandates or agendas so we provide independent advice and unbiased opinion.
HMA is a team of professional human service teachers and practitioners operating throughout New Zealand and Australia. We work as trainers, programme developers, supervisors and writers in the area of human service work. Much of our work occurs in the areas of consultation in criminal justice work, social work with men, family violence prevention training programmes, child protection, the interviewing of children experiencing trauma, abuse issues, and psychological assessment and therapy. Our commitment to sustainable growth is a principle that sits behind our companies aims of 'Working with passion and integrity to bring out the best in people'. Maintaining our position as a good corporate citizen is also important to us - seeking carboNZero certification is one way to contribute to this aim.
Hawke's Bay Technologies (HBT), formerly Hawkes Bay Document Technology Limited, is a locally owned and operated business and is the exclusive dealer for the Ricoh range of copiers, printers, scanners and fax machines. HBT sells hardware, software, and imaging and printing solutions to organisations, and provides ongoing service and support for these products.
HBT recognises the importance of global environmental sustainability and fully supports the Ricoh Group's commitment to this increasingly significant issue for the survival of our planet. By contributing to this programme, HBT will reduce GHG emissions, put in place systems for monitoring emissions, and as a benefit will achieve bottom line cost savings. HBT wants to demonstrate its commitment to environmental sustainability to our local business and wider community.
Heartland Technology Limited is in the business of providing document output and software solutions for commercial businesses. Heartland Technology Limited operates from Mid Canterbury through to the Central Otago region and as such their vehicles cover large distances. Heartland Technology Limited has been formed by the merger of Timaru Copier Company Limited and Central Otago Copiers Limited. Heartland Technology Limited has identified and prioritised cost effective opportunities for the ongoing reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their business. This plan includes initiatives aimed at directly reducing emissions, as well as intentions to develop relevant plans for future implementation, and plans directed at raising awareness and assisting culture change. For Heartland Technology Limited, taking responsibility for the impacts their business has on the environment is central to the way it conducts its business.
Established in 1937, Holland Beckett Lawyers is a full service mid-sized law firm based in central Tauranga, with a branch office in Rotorua. They provide full legal services including specialist legal advice on wills and trusts, asset planning protection, commercial, company, business, property, environmental and resource management, leaky homes, employment, dispute resolution, family and Maori land law. They employ teams of highly skilled lawyers working with qualified and experienced staff. They value the long term relationships they have with their clients. Their client base is extremely diverse and includes local and national manufacturers, importers, exporters, farmers, orchardists, developers, port authorities, transport operators, tangata whenua and public companies. They wish to display to the community a commitment to achieving carboNZero certification by reducing their use of resources within the firm. They will be encouraging their staff to help them implement changes and to offer suggestions on ways they can achieve this.
As the employer of a large travel management team, House of Travel Auckland City Ltd viewed their carboNZero certification as the next logical step within their plan to inform and educate both their team members and clients about travel related sustainability. "We knew that by incorporating an environmental sustainability plan and it's associated best practice within our own company culture we would be qualified to pass on the best advice to our clients. carboNZero certification has simply formalised this process." comments Managing Director, Mark O'Donnell. The largest House of Travel office within the Auckland Region, "City" has a wide range of clients within the corporate travel market. The "Orbit Corporate Travel" team takes care of all the business and leisure travel needs of it's valued clients. Covering all aspects of this organisation, the carboNZero certification and its associated management plan has been well integrated into each team's daily procedures.
As one of New Zealand's largest travel providers, House of Travel (Wellington) Ltd is proud to be the first Travel Company to have achieved carboNZero certification. Our certification covers all four travel brands - House of Travel (Wellington & Lower Hutt), Adventure Travel (Wellington), Hitch and Orbit Corporate Travel (Wellington). As a 100% New Zealand owned and operated organisation, the local owners, senior management and staff are committed to reducing our impact on the environment. We have offices in Wellington, Massey and Albany and we have included in our emissions inventory, our combined business related travel, electricity and gas usage, and staff familiarisation travel. When arranging travel for our personal clients (via House of Travel, Adventure Travel and Hitch) our Consultants are able to confidently offer our clients alternatives with lower environmental impacts - thereby indirectly reducing unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions. When arranging business travel for our corporate clients (via Orbit Corporate Travel) our consultants are able to offer our clients alternatives with lower environmental impacts, and to incorporate this requirement into our clients' travel policies. "Our knowledge and support from the carboNZero programme has meant that we evaluate and monitor preferred suppliers on their own environmental practice and armed with this, we can share these findings with our clients - encouraging emissions reduction across the industry" says Paul O'Sullivan, Orbit's Director of Sales & Marketing.
The partners at Hudson Gavin Martin regard operating in a sustainable manner as an important part of the firm’s philosophy. The partners have therefore agreed to pursue carboNZero certification and have allocated personnel resources to achieve that aim. The process is being communicated to all staff and they will be encouraged to take an active part in making sure that suitable reductions are achieved and maintained.
Ideas Shop is a public relations and communications firm located in Wellington New Zealand with a specialty in designing and implementing individually tailored communication strategies that ensure our clients' messages are heard and understood. Although located in Wellington, we have a national and international reach. They communicate dedication to sustainability through their actions. Unlike some PR firms, they travel green – walking or taking a bus whenever possible. They recycle, print double-sided and compost at work, use energy-efficient heat pumps, green cleaning products and save power by not having a lift. They buy New Zealand made wherever possible and prefer suppliers who share our environmental values. They are on Green List’s register of eco-friendly PR firms and specialise in sustainability and non-profit media relations. We were the 2009 winner of the Sustainable Business Network Emerging SME category for the Central and Southern region. Ideas Shop have entered the carboNZero programme as the next step in their sustainability journey. The programme require us to measure and recognise the cost of carbon in the delivery of our services – thereby providing an incentive to continue to reduce our footprint. Further it is part of our commitment to becoming a sustainable business, which we entered into at the World Climate Summit in Cancun in December 2010.
Innovative Document Solutions Limited is a privately owned photocopier supplier and service company based in Tauranga and Rotorua that supplies the Ricoh brand of equipment to a wide range of organisations across the Bay of Plenty. Innovative Document Solutions Limited comprises the companies formally certified by the carboNZero Programme as Bay Document Solutions Limited and Central Document Solutions Limited. As part of our ongoing approach to business we review our practices to find better ways to supply our clients more cost effective and efficient services. The carboNZero programme fits nicely with our approach to business and life.
Inzide Commercial Limited (formerly Inzide Commercial Limited) provides floor covering systems with a focus on carpet tiles, vinyl, and melded fabrics. Inzide Commercial Limited’s purpose is to “provide sustainable design-led flooring solutions”. As part of their business, Inzide Commercial Limited offer various product support services such as design and visualisation, installation methods, leasing options, and consultancy (e.g. product selection, project management, maintenance and cleaning regimes).
J. Friend and Co Limited, trading as New Zealand Artisan Honey, produces a boutique range of single flower organic honeys sourced from New Zealand’s diverse landscape. J. Friend and Co Ltd is dedicated to making the best honey without compromising the environment that helped to produce it. An essential element of the business philosophy is organic certification as well as carboNZero certification. J. Friend and Co Ltd are committed to producing ‘single origin honey’ - no blending of honey from different varietals, regions or even seasons takes place. Working with passionate artisan beekeepers, J. Friend and Co Ltd claim to source the best single flower honey from some of the country’s most spectacular native plants and settings - from the vibrant red Pohutukawa trees on the beautiful coastal Coromandel Peninsula to ancient Manuka forests on the isolated West Coast to the untamed fields of fragrant wild Thyme in rugged Central Otago. The certified organic status of J. Friend and Co Ltd products is vitally important as it ensures the purity and sustainability of the product and the processes that are used to bring the honey from the hive to the plate. It is important that its honey stays pure throughout the entire process and being certified organic guarantees this.
Kia Motors Corporation, a maker of quality vehicles was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. From the Picanto to the Sorento, Kia offers a full-line up of cars, SUVs and MPVs. Since Kia’s arrival in New Zealand in 2005, the brand has continued to surpass all expectations through outstanding automotive design and innovation.
Kia Motors Corporation declared its commitment to sustainable environment protection in 2008 and has established and implemented various environmental policies over the last five years. Technologies have been developed to enhance energy efficiency in order to curb CO2 emissions across the entire R&D and manufacturing processes. To further support these global initiatives, Kia Motors New Zealand has taken its first step towards the fight against climate change through the CarboNZero small enterprise certification. Kia Motors New Zealand is now actively working towards certification by focusing on reducing its national freight, staff travel and fuel consumption and educating staff and suppliers. The environment and sustainability is an utmost priority for Kia Motors now and moving forward.
Kaimira Ventures winery producer of the Kaimira Estate and Brightside brands is based in Brightwater, location of the largest grape plantings in Nelson, a small region with a big reputation for producing quality wines. Kaimira has been an active supporter of the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand programme from the outset and all grapes used come from accredited vineyards. Their brand new winery has also been registered in that programme and is seeking to achieve accreditation during 2008. Ian Miller, a director of the company, says achieving carboNZeroCertTM certification is an important milestone in their continuing efforts to operate in a sustainable manner in all areas of the company operations. “We share the concerns many have about the health and welfare of our planet and welcome the opportunity to demonstrate that we really care and are committed to making a positive contribution”.
Kiwi Express is a nationwide courier business, offering a range of courier services - around town deliveries, same day road runs or flights, nationwide deliveries and international courier. Kiwi Express 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.
Kono Beverages is the world's first Maori owned wine company. Since 1998, Tohu wines have been produced from New Zealand's premier grape growing regions: Marlborough and Nelson. True to Maori culture, Kono Beverages has a strong spiritual connection to everything they grow and a responsibility to ensure land is passed onto future generations in pristine condition.
Kono Beverages is owned by Wakatu Tohu’s vineyards, and is certified by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. Kono Beverages see this program as an integral part of their values — working with the environment without compromising quality and integrity.
Lamb & Hayward Funeral Directors offers advice and guidance regarding all aspects of a funeral service. Its role is to fully understand the individual needs of their clients and provide a level of service and care that exceeds all expectations.Established in 1923 and proud to remain locally owned, Lamb & Hayward operates three funeral chapels. Westpark Chapel in Burnside, Kerrs Road Chapel in Linwood and Wai-mana Chapel in Rangiora. Garden City Crematorium has a chapel and crematorium situated at Vickerys Road. This is wholly owned by Lamb & Hayward but operates as a separate business entity. For the purpose of this programme it falls under the Lamb & Hayward organisational structure.The Lamb & Hayward motto 'A Tradition of Caring' reflects the attitudes of their founders, and their continuing philosophy, Caring for you, Caring for your family and Caring for the environment. Since 1992 Lamb & Hayward together with the Department of Conservation has been managing the restoration of Otukaikino, a 13-ha freshwater wetland reserve. For each funeral they conduct, Lamb & Hayward donates funds to the Department of Conservation for native trees to be planted and cared for. Lamb & Hayward is dedicated to caring for the environment, and by becoming the first funeral home in the world to join the carboNZero Programme they are committed to leading the industry into a more environmentally friendly future.
Landcare Research is one of eight independent Crown Research Institutes in New Zealand founded in 1992 from a reorganisation of Government funded research in New Zealand. Landcare Research employs around 380 staff plus another 140 unpaid people (research associates, students, etc) who share the site resources. They have offices in Lincoln (main), Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Gisborne, Wellington, Nelson, Dunedin and Alexandra. The subsidiary Sirtrack had 34 people and was based in Havelock North until its sale to another company in November 2011. Landcare Research specialises in sustainable management of land resources, optimising primary production, enhancing biodiversity, increasing the resource efficiency of businesses, and conserving and restoring the natural assets of New Zealand’s communities.
Low Impact designed, manufactures and sells hungry bin, a revolutionary composting product. Hungry bin provides a clean, simple and easy way for households, businesses and organisations to process organic waste on-site, reducing their carbon footprint.
At Low Impact we believe that the principles of sustainability should permeate everything we do. We strive to offer products and services that are not only accessible to everyday people, but that also have a positive environmental benefit. Within the company we are doing everything we can to ensure that we not only talk the talk, but that we're walking it too.
Our goal is to ensure that our own activities mirror the aspirations we have for our clients, and as part of this commitment, we will endeavour to reduce our carbon emissions as far as practical, and to offset any emissions that are unavoidable.
Lowndes Associates are corporate and commercial law specialists. The firm has an extensive international practice and exclusively represents in New Zealand one of the largest international networks of law firms. The firm provides specialist expertise and experience in a wide range of practice areas, its team working from Lowndes Associates House in Auckland’s CBD. The rapidly expanding body of evidence about climate change means companies need to take action, partner Mark Lowndes said. “Our firm’s decision to be carbon neutral is not just for the ‘feel good’ factor; in fact, it’s fundamentally a business decision. Consumers are demanding that companies demonstrate responsibility, and in a global marketplace, New Zealand firms across all industries face a real risk of being left behind unless they show decisiveness in modifying their practices.” As part of attaining carboNZero certification, Lowndes Associates measured all activities causing greenhouse gas emissions and implemented reduction programmes to address the biggest sources of emissions. Lowndes Associates is currently assessing its supply chain and researching environmentally friendly suppliers.
Morphum Environmental Ltd is a New Zealand based environmental engineering and consulting company committed to sustainable practice in all aspects of activities. Morphum’s vision is to be New Zealand’s leading environmental consultancy providing innovative, practical and sustainable solutions to our clients for better communities through the integration of engineering design and scientific practices. In order to comply with our vision and values, Morphum is committed to monitoring, managing and mitigating our carbon emissions. All staff members are actively encouraged to participate in initiatives to achieve our goal to be carboNZero and prove our commitment to sustainability. Our aim is to lead by example and influence our key stakeholders to adopt sustainable business practices in all areas of their business.
Natureshop is an online retailer dedicated to providing its customers with sustainably produced natural fibre products. The key brands we sell are Icebreaker merino wool clothing and EMU Australia ugg boots and sheepskin slippers. Natureshop are passionate about providing quality products that are made from natural materials and that leave a minimal footprint on the environment. Through selling to a predominantly international market our international air freight leaves a reasonably large carbon footprint. We have strived for and gained carboNZero certification to offset this footprint through environmentally sound business practices and through purchasing quality carbon credits. We carefully ensure all of waste is recycled where possible and we have recently moved all of our packaging to a combination of biodegradable plastics and recycled paper. Natureshop is proud to be carboNZero certified and is committed to being an environmentally responsible corporate citizen.
New Zealand Nature Company Limited is a multi-channel retailer of quality sustainable products sourced from within New Zealand and elsewhere. Our customers are individuals who are located in many countries throughout the world. We are seeking to measure and reduce our carbon footprint created by our daily operations and, in addition, to offset the emissions caused by our parcel deliveries; the latter an unavoidable consequence of a mail order company with customers worldwide. We are committed to seeking to reduce our impact on the environment and raising awareness amongst staff of ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
Northland Document Solutions Limited is an Exclusive Authorised Ricoh Dealership that specialises in document printing and management solutions in the Northland area. Based on the requirements of Landcare Research’s carboNZero programme, Northland Document Solutions Limited has identified and prioritised cost effective opportunities for the ongoing reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in the business. This plan includes initiatives aimed at directly reducing emissions, as well as intentions to develop relevant plans for future implementation, and plans directed at raising awareness and assisting culture change. For Northland Document Solutions Limited, taking responsibility for the impacts its business has on the environment is central to the way it conducts its business. This GHG reduction plan, as with the carboNZero programme, is fully supported by directors and managers of Northland Document Solutions Limited.
The Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony was established in 1993 as a secure breeding area on the North Otago Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It is privately managed, and sits on heritage protected land owned by the local Waitaki District Council. Starting as a volunteer organization tasked with monitoring the breeding population, over the intervening 18 years the Colony has developed into a successful tourism operation. Goals revolve around maintaining the habitat in order to foster and cater for a growing penguin population, provide employment to the local community, return profits the WDC for community-based projects, and raise the environmental profile of the local tourism industry by leading the industry through gaining value and independent body accreditation. The Colony is the first penguin colony in the world to receive such accreditation.
To assist in the process the Colony has been monitoring specific social, cultural, and environmental key indicators for nearly a decade. Waste production, power consumption, community involvement, paper use, fuel consumption – all have been tracked. Management reports monthly on consumption numbers, and both Qualmark and Earthcheck accreditations are maintained.
Further, the Colony works closely with the Department of Conservation, the Historic Places Trust, other interested groups (i.e., Iwi and Trusts), and is an active participant in various advisory and international conference bodies. The Colony takes seriously the fundamental philosophy behind the Triple Bottom Line: environmental concerns are central to profitability. Strategic decisions have therefore been made to concentrate on enhancing our environmental performance and criteria as a driver for financial performance. Carbon neutrality is the final piece of our implementation.
Optimal Fleet Solutions Limited (OptiFleet) is New Zealand's leading fleet lifecycle management consultancy. They offer world-class solutions to help New Zealand organisations, big and small, get their vehicle fleets moving in the best direction for their business. At the foundation of their services are theri 7 Pillars of Fleet Management Excellence, which represent the core attributes of a best practice fleet; one that is Safe, Sustainable, Suitable, Reliable, Economic, Compliant and Transparent. They champion sustainability in the fleet industry by encouraging clients to consider efficiency and environmental impacts when making fleet related decisions. In their experience, greener fleets result in bottom line savings for their clients. They assist their clients to establish sound environmental reporting and provide expert advice for developing greener fleet management practices. Sustainability is at the core of Optifleet operations and to demonstrate their commitment to reducing their own relatively small carbon footprint, they have chosen to be carboNZero certified.
The Kauri Museum is administered by a Charitable Trust and enjoys strong community support. It is self-funded by entrance fees and profits from a retail shop and café. The Museum tells the stories of local pioneers through the theme of the mighty Kauri tree.
Their Mission Statement is: To record aspects of the Kauri Industry and Local Pioneers. To operate an excellent Museum with outstanding displays. To entertain and inform the public.
Their responsible tourism statement is: We endeavour to reduce the impact of our operations and limit our “Footprint” on the environment. We strive to support and preserve the community of Matakohe, the Northland region and New Zealand as a whole. We also strive to be a place of excellence in every way.
PaintPlus Colour Systems Limited (Paint+) is a manufacturer of architectural products and has been committed to sustainable manufacturing from its inception. All our products are licensed by Environmental Choice and embarking on a carbon emissions reduction programme for our manufacturing operation we saw as a logical extension to this commitment. This year we will be adding our new Sales Outlet to the programme. This high-quality manufacturer is the only paint company in the world that has achieved ecolabelling for all its products as well as carbon neutral certification for the company itself.
Peru Café Ltd, trading mainly as Inca-Fe and Icoco, is committed to process and sell only certified organic coffee. The company is fully BioGro certified. The company is also the only roaster certified to import FairTrade coffee. Peru Café Ltd started roasting in earnest through their 100% subsidiary Inca-Fe in New Plymouth early 2007. In 2008 the established Icoco Coffee Company joined Peru Cafe. Peru Cafe operates as a family owned, large-capacity boutique coffee roaster using coffee sourced primarily from Peru, where the company has a large network of affiliates. The company's founders have a good understanding of coffee growing practices and an appreciation of the impact coffee growing can have on the often fragile ecosystems where it is cultivated. The company is determined to demonstrate that some of the best coffees are organic, that organic production in general is feasible on large scale; and that organic agriculture is truly sustainable in the long term. The company sees that organic farming, being a lot more labour intense, could be an important source of employment in developing countries: employment in return for quality foods. The carboNZero certification is considered an integral element of our commitment to organics and supporting our goal of achieving a truly sustainable business model. Our motto is where we have a choice to make things better at a little effort, let's do it. Inca-Fe currently offers private coffee connoisseurs the two flavours of Inca Gold (a sweet full-bodied blend with wine-toned fruit notes and dark chocolate) and Siesta (a lively complex blend with chocolate and raisin tones) available in filter or bean. Inca-Fe coffee can be purchased online, at locations such as New World and other New Zealand supermarkets, and leading cafes, restaurants, specialty organic and deli stores.
Quality Building Services Limited is an air conditioning and ventilation maintenance, service and installation company. As a company we are fully committed to reduction the carbon footprint in the HVAC industry. All company vehicles have a Euro 5 emission rating and all staff are committed to recycling wherever possible. We encourage our clients to follow our lead in reducing emissions and waste from their sites.
Ricoh Australia Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Asia Pacific Operations Limited (incorporated in Hong Kong) which in turn is owned by Ricoh Company Limited (incorporated in Japan and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange). Ricoh sells and services printers and multifunction devices, supplying to organisations around Australia through its direct sales channel and dealer network. Ricoh Australia’s head office, main distribution centre, spare parts and contact centre are located on two sites in Frenchs Forest, NSW with branches in each of the major capital cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, and Perth. A national run-up and technical response centre is located in Rydalmere, NSW and Ricoh Australia is supported by a national network of dealers and service agents providing sales, service and support in regional and rural areas of the country.
Ricoh’s global vision and mission is to be the most trusted brand with irresistible appeal in the global market, and to provide excellence to improve the quality of living. Whilst its global environmental objective is to reduce our environmental footprint globally to one eighth of year 2000 levels by the year 2050. We will achieve this by helping our customers to print and manage their documents for less – less waste, less cost, less complexity and less CO2, and by transforming our own operations into a high performance work environment.
Ricoh’s sustainability strategy is directly linked to our company strategy and our goal is to consistently maintain a leadership position in sustainability, lead by example and inspire our customers to do the same.
Ricoh New Zealand is the first office equipment and document solutions company in New Zealand to achieve carboNZero certification. This provides Ricoh with a unique point of difference within our industry. We decided to commit to this programme as it comes with the credibility of being a Crown Research Institute led initiative. We also believe that this will further embed our culture of sustainability within our people and enhance our commitment to the environmental sustainability of our operations. The certification process has enabled us to formally demonstrate that we are measuring our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and ensures we put in place a reduction plan that targets further reducing emissions through all practical methods available. We have offset our unavoidable GHG emissions by purchasing credits from renewable energy sources approved by Landcare Research. carboNZero certification is just one more step along Ricoh’s environmental sustainability journey. We were the first photocopier company in New Zealand to achieve ISO 14001 and the Environmental Choice accreditation and are pleased to maintain that leadership position through being the first in our industry to achieve carboNZero certification.
Rotoroa Island is an ecological sanctuary in the Hauraki Gulf 20km from the Auckland CBD. Over the last 5 years the Island has been replanted with native trees, livestock has been removed and rental accommodation has been set up along with a visitor centre. Facilities have been established so that the public can once again access the Island, after the 100 years in which the Island was used as a Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation centre for the Salvation Army – where no public access was allowed. The Island is an important heritage location, and has recently announced a partnership with Auckland Zoo where both parties will work together to foster native species protection and re-introduction in the Island eco-system. Coming to terms with the carbon footprint of the Island and its activities is one part of the overarching environmental management system which will assist to holistically care for the Island so that a sustainable future can be created for this special place.
At Smartrak Limited (Smartrak), everything we do, we do to make people’s lives safer and more efficient. We believe that understanding people’s needs first enables us to deliver the best possible solution. We do this by making sure that the team is involved in every external relationship. Smartrak isn't about tracking solutions; we look to solve your organisations’ problems. We’ve designed the finest Fleet Management System by thinking differently, by challenging the status quo. We’ve created an innovative blend of the best in GPS tracking devices and web-based visualisation, mapping, administration, and reporting tools delivered over the Internet as ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS). Smartrak’s products include GPS tracking and communication, driver identification, lone worker alarms, automated emergency alerts, navigation devices, fleet management and fleet booking solutions. All are simple to use and user-friendly. Smartrak believes in the global benefits of every person and business reducing their carbon footprint. We believe in being proactive about reducing our footprint as well as helping our clients reduce theirs. One of our key benefits to clients is for them to reduce fuel costs and waste, so we should too. Smartrak is committed to leading the way with our clients in running a sustainable, carbon neutral business.
Founded by Soraya Hendesi in 2006, Endue Ltd is the designer and manufacturer of premium, natural anti-aging skincare brand Snowberry, marketed by Endue’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Snowberry New Zealand Ltd, and Snowberry GmbH in Berlin. Snowberry is noted for its unique combination of superior herbal emollients, emulsifiers and anti-oxidants, with the finest naturally-derived peptide complexes currently available from skin science. Endue Ltd is also a leading contract manufacturer of cosmetics and skin care products, including formulation, production, filling and packaging, and value adding services encompassing product and ingredient refinement and R&D. Apart from Endue’s and Snowberry’s enterprise and product carboNZero certification, an important part of the firm’s commitment to environmental sustainability is screening supplier firms’ environmental practices; using minimalistic and recyclable packaging; and operating a bio discovery plantation near Wellsford in Northland for the purpose of cultivating a variety of indigenous plants from which to source unique bio active ingredients for inclusion in the Snowberry products. The plantation will enable Endue to enhance its carbon emissions management through both offshore ingredient replacement and ultimately as an offsetting carbon sink.
Soar Printing is a complete, end-to-end printing services company which offers an extensive range of services and are at the forefront of the printing industry in New Zealand. Artwork is managed through prepress to printing, finishing, packing, storage and distribution. Within their specific industry segments Soar Printing are market leaders who utilise the latest technology to deliver the best possible results for their clients. Soar Printing are leaders in the revolution towards cleaner, greener printing. Soar Printing was the first printer in New Zealand to be certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council. Soar have obtained certification to print Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification papers using the chain of custody to guarantee customers the paper used is from a responsible forest management program, and traceable as being certified. Soar have obtained the Enviro-Mark NZ Diamond certification for their environmental management system.
SolarCity is New Zealand's only all-in-one solar power company. SolarCity have put more Kiwi made panels on homes and businesses than anyone else. They are in business for a purpose, to help create a cleaner world and a sustainable future and transform New Zealandto be 100% solar by 2020. SolarCity are an innovation led business with a track record for high quality customer service. Their technical advisory board includes leading academics from Victoria and Massey universities and internationally from the Argonne National Laboratory USA. Services range from design, product development and manufacturing to financing installation and monitoring. SolarCity have attracted the brightest talent in the solar industry with over 30 years of experience putting solar systems on roof tops in New Zealand. SolarCity shares a dream for a brighter future where our families are safe from climate change and we are all energy independent. They have the energy to make a positive difference.
Southland Copier Company Limited is an Exclusive Authorised Ricoh Dealership that specialises in document printing and management solutions in the Southland area. Based on the requirements of the carboNZero programme, Southland Copier Company Limited has identified and prioritised cost effective opportunities for the ongoing reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in the business. This plan includes initiatives aimed at directly reducing emissions, as well as intentions to develop relevant plans for future implementation, and plans directed at raising awareness and assisting culture change. For Southland Copier Company Limited, taking responsibility for the impacts its business has on the environment is central to the way it conducts its business. This GHG reduction plan, as with the carboNZero programme, is fully supported by directors and managers of Southland Copier Company Limited.
Spicers are passionate about two things: paper, and helping those who use it. They don’t just see themselves as a paper merchant but as a total resource to help you bring your vision to life. Serving people’s paper needs in New Zealand for almost 100 years, they maintain a strong global identity with operations in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States. Sourcing products from suppliers follows strict procurement policies that comply and where possible go beyond the requirements of environmental standards and legislation, such as ensuring paper products are derived from environmentally and socially responsible sources. Spicers have an unrivalled offering of paper from well managed tree farms and recycled sources to products that are FSC and PEFC certified. Further to their commitment Spicers Paper operate under the environmental management system Enviro-Mark Gold. The two below public declarations present certified information about Paperlinx (NZ) Limited’s 9 lives uncoated and coated paper. The declarations are for a carbon footprint aligned with PAS 2050 using the methods detailed in the Programme product footprint specification for unprinted paper.
Sunproof Blinds Limited manufactures blinds and other window coverings for the commercial and residential markets. SP Blinds constantly strive to operate on a sustainable basis, aiming to supply products with a positive impact on the environment with a policy of encouraging sustainable business practices.
This objective is illustrated by:
1. Offering window covering products that are environmentally-friendly.
2. Supplying a high quality durable product resulting in product longevity thus reducing waste.
3. Reducing all impacts of operation on the environment to a minimum, wherever possible.
As part of this effort, SP Blinds made a decision to become carbon-neutral.
Tamata is a New Zealand company based in the Waikato engaged in the growing of Japanese Maple (Acer Palmatum) trees for export. From the Board down, the company is committed to producing premium quality trees and doing it in a way that is as gentle on the environment as possible. Breaking our operation down into its component parts is the best way of formulating a plan for the continual improvement of how we interact with our environment and how we reduce our impact. Achieving carboNZero certification is a step in our path to being sustainable, and having minimal impact on the environment from which our trees grow.
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. Tangible's Good Magazine is a carboNZero certified product and the certification disclosure page is below.
TaxiCharge offers a complete billing and expense management solution provider for taxi spend. TaxiCharge provides billing and reporting services to more than 16,300 account holders in New Zealand. On receipt of card and voucher transactions, TaxiCharge processes information and provides reporting and billing information to the customer and payment to the driver. TaxiCharge has recognised the need for change and is encouraging its 21 partners to provide a sustainable solution to taxi users. TaxiCharge will support its partners by embracing the carboNZero Small Enterprise Certification programme. TaxiCharge produced 32 tonnes of GHG in 2007/08 where the main sources of GHG's are company vehicles and domestic air travel. TaxiCharge is committed to reducing its GHG emissions by 10% in the first year by replacing existing vehicles with hybrid vehicles.
Team Document Limited is an exclusive Ricoh dealership that specialises in document printing and management solutions in the Taranaki and Wanganui area. Based on the requirements of the carboNZero programme, Team Document Limited has identified and prioritised cost effective opportunities for the ongoing reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the business. This plan includes initiatives aimed at directly reducing emissions as well as raising awareness & assisting in cultural changes.
The Copier Company Limited is one of the largest providers of Multifunctional Devices & Printers in the Nelson, Tasman and West Coast area and as such we are proud to also be the first photocopier company to achieve carboNZero certification, in conjunction with Ricoh NZ. The Copier Company Limited is committed to reducing emissions as well as developing plans for future implementation of programs to sustain ongoing reductions. This plan includes initiatives aimed at directly reducing emissions as well as raising awareness & assisting in cultural changes. For The Copier Company Limited, taking responsibility for the impact its business has on the environment is central to the way it conducts its business.
The Copier Company (Marlborough) Limited, trading as Business Systems Marlborough, is the largest provider of Total Office Equipment & Document Solutions in the Marlborough/Kaikoura area and as such we are proud to also be one of the first photocopier/computer company to achieve carboNZero certification, in conjunction with Ricoh NZ. Business Systems Marlborough is committed to reducing emissions as well as developing plans for future implementation of programs to sustain ongoing reductions. This plan includes initiatives aimed at directly reducing emissions as well as raising awareness & assisting in cultural changes. For Business Systems Marlborough, taking responsibility for the impact its business has on the environment is central to the way it conducts its business.
The Research Agency is a full-service, award-winning market research consultancy built out of a passion for research that actually delivers growth to clients. We believe that climate change is serious environmental issue and as such, are committed to reducing our environmental impact. Taking part in a carbon emissions reduction programme is the next step in our commitment. The Research Agency measured all carbon emissions from 1 April 2008 – 1 April 2009, and in doing so identified that domestic air travel, electricity usage and staff commuting are our main sources of emissions. With this in mind we have set goals of reducing our electricity consumption by 10%, reducing fuel consumption as a result of commuting by 5% and we will actively reduce air travel where possible. We will also mitigate the full 12 tonne CO2e through purchasing and cancelling carbon credits.
The Matua winery was founded in 1974 in West Auckland by Bill and Ross Spence and still operates on the original Waimauku location. Matua has a long valued history and has grown from being the first winery in NZ to produce Sauvignon Blanc wine to today producing numerous gold medal and trophy winning wines for both domestic and international supply.
The Matua wineries and vineyards are all members of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ), a NZ Winegrowers initiative which promotes (and audits for) environmentally sustainable practices. Grapes are grown across the country, at owned vineyards in Auckland, Hawkes Bay and Marlborough, as well as by contract growers with SWNZ accreditation.
In 2004 Matua became part of what is now Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), the largest publically listed wine company in the world. How we operate across our global communities is described in our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Guiding Principles. These focus on the environmental and social sustainability objectives of our business. We endeavour to embed environmental considerations into all that we do from growing grapes to delivering finished product. Our carboNZero certification for our Squealing Pig & 900 Grapes Wine ranges is testament to our ongoing environmental commitment.
Urgent Couriers is one of the largest specialised on-demand courier services in New Zealand. Having adopted sustainability as a guiding philosophy in the late 1990s, Urgent Couriers published its first triple bottom line report in 2001. 'Transport is a key sector for New Zealand's response to climate change and couriers form a critical part of many supply chains. As the first business in the transport sector to go carbon neutral we wanted to set a standard we hope others will follow,' says MD Steve Bonnici. The way Mr Bonnici sees it, being in a high emissions industry doesn't mean putting it in the too-hard basket because 'not further degrading the environment is really just a licence to operate.' Urgent Couriers' entire operation - including all contractors nationwide - is now carbon neutral. 'Once we had quantified our emissions we focused very much on reducing our footprint within the operations - increasing the number of low emissions vehicles in operation and introducing smart, integrated GPS technology to improve fleet efficiency, before we were ready to offset with credits.'
In 2007 Warren and Mahoney celebrated becoming New Zealand's first architecture and interior design practice to achieve carboNZero certification. It was a natural step for Warren and Mahoney. For the past six years the national architecture practice, with offices in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Queenstown, has been steadily incorporating sustainability into its business. Warren and Mahoney pioneered an environmental protocol to encourage its clients to adopt more environmentally responsible designs. The practice has also engaged with several environmental pilot schemes and was an establishment partner of GreenBuild, a national building products database. Sustainable design forms the basis of much of Warren and Mahoney's recent work; it was an advisor to New Zealand's first two five-star Green Star rated buildings - Meridian Energy's new premises in Wellington and 80 Queen Street in Auckland. Also, Warren and Mahoney director Graeme Finlay is deputy chairman of the New Zealand Green Building Council. Becoming carbon neutral assures clients that the practice is committed to sustainability right to its core, as well as in the designs it develops for them. For Warren and Mahoney being carbon neutral has been the result of a series of small steps, from switching off lights and computers when not using them, introducing recycling and purchasing policies, and encouraging video conferencing in place of air travel, to envisaging a fleet of fuel-efficient cars. Moreover, the Christchurch office has retrofitted an efficient lighting system linked to daylight sensors and made the shift from diesel to bio-diesel to reduce carbon emissions from its heating systems. In the short term Warren and Mahoney is mitigating its carbon emissions by buying carbon credits. It's investing in a local scheme to regenerate native forest on retired farmland.
Web Genius Central New Zealand Limited (Web Genius) was founded by in 2000 and has grown from small beginnings to now employ around 20 people and service over 700 clients in New Zealand, with over 1000 clients using the Web Genius system worldwide. All that time, the overriding focus has been on enabling the best ways for a business to use the internet to generate more business - both in the form of new customers and in getting existing customers to spend more, come back more often, over as long a period of time as possible. On top of our mission to empower New Zealand's small business heroes, Web Genius has set some other goals to help make the world a better place.
Wellington Zoo is New Zealand's first Zoo, having been established in 1906. Until it became a charitable trust in 2003, it was operated as part of Wellington City Council (WCC). Wellington Zoo continues to act as a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO). The Zoo receives around half of its funding from WCC, with the remaining being revenue generated by Wellington Zoo Trust. As well as being one of Wellington’s leading national and international tourist attractions, Wellington Zoo actively contributes to animal conservation projects (locally and internationally) and is a leader in environmental sustainability in the community.
Wellington Zoo considers that working towards carbon neutrality is the right thing to do to minimise its negative impacts on the planet. Wellington Zoo prides itself in being a trend setter in the community for best practice environmental activities. This means that being seen to be reducing its GHG emissions is essential. Going carbon neutral will take this a step further, and will help to lead and inspire other business and organisations to take similar steps to reducing their GHG emissions.
Wellington Combined Taxis Limited (trading as Wellington Combined Taxis) provide taxi transport services in Wellington city. They also provide tours of the Wellington, Wairarapa, and Kapiti Coast regions.
As described in their website, Wellington Combined Taxis Limited (WCT) is a shareholder owned and operated company which was formed in 1993 with the amalgamation of the then two separately operated taxi companies - Wellington Taxis Coop Society and Black White & Grey Taxis. Wellington Combined Taxis currently operates 442 Business Class vehicles combined with 600 uniformed drivers. The company has a shareholder elected Board of Governors of 6 directors.
Wellington Combined Taxis have a commitment to sustainable business practice. This includes the introduction of hybrid vehicles to the fleet since June 2007. The majority of the Company’s current and future vehicles are evaluated against rigid fuel efficiency guidelines. The taxi fleet is comprised of a range of cars, vans, and shuttles.
Since launching in New Zealand and Europe at the beginning of 2008, Wishbone Design Studio (WDS) has expanded distribution of its award-winning 3 in 1 Wishbone Bike into 32 countries across 4 regions. WDS ships product from 5 locations around the globe to distributors, retailers and consumers looking for high quality, innovative children's products that will last the distance. Wishbone Design Studio is continuing to grow its product offerings and distribution networks globally. From the outset, Wishbone Design Studio has adopted a core commitment to measurably improving our sustainability performance year-on-year. Applying innovative solutions, Wishbone will work with carboNZero over the long term to measure, record and reduce our carbon emissions, ensuring that we remain focused and successful in achieving effective climate change action for our growing business.
WWF-New Zealand is the local office of the WWF International Network, the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organisation. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future where people live in harmony with nature. WWF-New Zealand campaigns for healthy oceans now and in the future, inspires action on climate change through its Earth Hour campaign, protects New Zealand’s endangered Hector’s dolphins, and partners with local volunteer conservation groups to restore native habitats across the country. Although WWF-NZ is a small office based charity, we recognise that, like any other organisation, we have a responsibility to monitor and understand our contribution to climate change – our greenhouse gas emissions – and take steps to reduce our impact. WWF-NZ is committed to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations by 51%.between 2010 and 2020. This is commensurate with what the country as a whole needs to achieve if New Zealand is to play a fair role in avoiding runaway climate change. WWF-NZ will buy carbon credits to offset its remaining emissions.
Yealands Wine Group Limited is a New Zealand based wine company which owns vineyards and wineries in the prestigious Awatere Valley and Hawkes Bay regions of New Zealand. Its core activities as a company are the winemaking and distribution activities associated with its wine brands.
Yealands Wine Group Limited operates out of the Yealands Winery in Marlborough and the Crossroads Winery in Hawkes Bay which are operated by subsidiary Yealands Estate Wines Limited. The Marlborough winery was built from scratch to target a 6 star standard in the Green Star NZ Industrial rating system. It is designed to handle some 17,000 tonnes of premium wine at full production, the majority of which will come off the vines off another subsidiary - Yealands Estate Limited.
The winery was built to excel in large-scale, high quality wine production without compromising the environment. The Yealands Wine Group understand the environmental issue of anthropogenic climate change and, as part of a much broader commitment to sustainability, are carboNZero certified for its operational emissions, selected wine products and total grape supply.