Ko te kaupapa o te whakahaere he tiaki i tō tātau taiao ātaahua mā te whakahaere toitū i ā tātau rawa.

As an organisation, our purpose is to safeguard our beautiful environment through the sustainable management of our resources.

Goal 1: Reduce Carbon Footprint

Key Actions

  1. Implement carbon footprint reduction plan to reduce our operational carbon footprint in line with our commitments.
  2. Work with our team members to help them reduce their personal carbon footprints.

Quarter 4 Update

  1. 18% reduction in our operational carbon footprint, in part due to the impact of COVID-19 on the business.
  2. 3% of team members measured and took steps to reduce their carbon footprint during a staff initiative run in October.

Goal 2: Expand Sustainable Commitment

Key Actions

  1. Implement activities to encourage suppliers to reduce their carbon footprint.
  2. Develop & implement code of conduct & performance management framework for suppliers.
  3. Develop and implement a procurement framework that incorporates “cost v. delivery v. sustainability” weighting methodology.

Quarter 4 Update

  1. 10 suppliers (17 guests) attended a carbon footprint-themed event at Auckland HQ.
  2. Code of Conduct & Performance Management included in all new contracts, and rolled out to 28% of existing suppliers. We aim to reach 80% by early 2021.
  3. 100% of new projects comply with Waste Management’s Procurement Framework.

Goal 3: Increase Regenerative Planting

Key Actions

Expand support for community programmes that deliver regeneration in areas where we operate.

Quarter 4 Update

First block of native planting at Tirohia Landfill and Energy Park in the Waikato completed. Local iwi have visited the site and there have been discussions regarding the setup of an onsite nursery to eco-source natives for future planting.