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Our Environment - Tō Tātau Taiao - Q4 2021

Our Environment - Tō Tātau Taiao - Q2 2021

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 Action

  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. Staff carbon footprinting programme run in October with 3.8% of team members completing their carbon footprint.
  2. Unaudited carbon footprint results is 117.0 tCO2e/$M a drop of 8.8% since 2017 but missed our 2022 target of a 10% reduction by 1.2%,.Due in part to further GHG emissions identified during 2021 not included in the 2017 baseline.

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 that explicitly includes sustainability criteria and outcomes.
  3. Develop and implement regular communication and engagement with our suppliers regarding sustainable procurement.

Quarter 4 Update

Investigated supplier dedicated sustainability ‘Stars Programme’ but there was limited interested in the opportunity, potentially Covid-19 related.

Goal 3: Increase Regenerative Planting

Key Actions

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

Quarter 4 Update

  1. Small animal pest monitoring and trapping at Transwaste Canterbury’s Tiromoana Bush reserve is progressing well.
  2. Wild pig activity at Tiromoana Bush reserve has been monitored closely following a cull earlier in 2021 – no indication yet of returning numbers.