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Businesses lead the charge on EVs

8 Mar 2019 | NBR

The barriers to switching may not be as great as they seem. Note: premium content

The barriers to switching may not be as great as they seem. Note: premium content

Fuelled by biodiesel

5 Mar 2019 | Fonterra

The Co-op has been working closely with Z Energy since 2014 to help introduce biodiesel to New Zealand as part of its commitment to reduce emissions across its operations. Fast forward to 2019, Fonterra now has its 156 tankers in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty area producing 4% less emissions per year.

The Co-op has been working closely with Z Energy since 2014 to help introduce biodiesel to New Zealand as part of its commitment to reduce emissions across its operations. Fast forward to 2019, Fonterra now has its 156 tankers in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty area producing 4% less emissions per year.

Meridian plugs in to global EV community

4 Mar 2019 | Meridian Energy

Meridian Energy’s commitment to EVs has gone global with the company joining the international EV100 initiative by pledging to operate a 100% electric fleet by 2030. Meridian joins overseas companies like Baidu, DHL and HP as well as local companies including Air New Zealand and Christchurch Airport.

Meridian Energy’s commitment to EVs has gone global with the company joining the international EV100 initiative by pledging to operate a 100% electric fleet by 2030. Meridian joins overseas companies like Baidu, DHL and HP as well as local companies including Air New Zealand and Christchurch Airport.

Vector achieves strong result in CDP disclosure report

1 Mar 2019 | Vector

Emissions reductions initiatives, governance and value chain engagement were among the company’s highest scoring categories. Vector, the country’s largest electricity distributor, was yesterday given the ‘best first-time performance’ award, and an above average overall score for the sector and region, at an event marking the release of the CDP 2018 Regional Disclosure Report Launch.

Emissions reductions initiatives, governance and value chain engagement were among the company’s highest scoring categories. Vector, the country’s largest electricity distributor, was yesterday given the ‘best first-time performance’ award, and an above average overall score for the sector and region, at an event marking the release of the CDP 2018 Regional Disclosure Report Launch.

Urgent call for business to act on rising sea levels

28 Feb 2019 | NBR

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Unilever deemed most prepared large consumer company for climate change according to new report from CDP

27 Feb 2019 | Bloomberg

Among the world’s biggest consumer companies, Europe’s Unilever NV, L’Oreal SA and Danone are best prepared for the effects of climate change relative to their peers, according to a report from the nonprofit CDP.

Among the world’s biggest consumer companies, Europe’s Unilever NV, L’Oreal SA and Danone are best prepared for the effects of climate change relative to their peers, according to a report from the nonprofit CDP.

How extreme weather is changing the way your electricity is delivered

22 Feb 2019 | Vector

Climate change has already affected how electricity gets delivered to customers, and it’s only going to get more challenging. Vector’s Chief Networks Officer Andre Botha outlines what the lines company is doing to respond.

Climate change has already affected how electricity gets delivered to customers, and it’s only going to get more challenging. Vector’s Chief Networks Officer Andre Botha outlines what the lines company is doing to respond.

Z invests in permanent forest project to offset emissions

15 Feb 2019 | Stuff

A regenerating native bush block owned by former Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown is not only providing biodiversity and a haven for birds, it's also generating income in the form of carbon credits.

A regenerating native bush block owned by former Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown is not only providing biodiversity and a haven for birds, it's also generating income in the form of carbon credits.

The Warehouse Group becomes 1st major NZ company and 3rd retailer in the world to be carbon neutral

15 Feb 2019 | The Warehouse Group

We’re the largest company in New Zealand – and only the third major retailer globally - to be carbon neutral. We’re doing this because we care about the health of our people, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the planet. We are committed to this journey. Our target is to reduce emissions by 32 percent by 2030 (from our 2015 base level). This is in keeping with the target of staying within 2⁰C of warming, based on pre-industrial levels, set by the 2015 Paris Agreement.

We’re the largest company in New Zealand – and only the third major retailer globally - to be carbon neutral. We’re doing this because we care about the health of our people, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the planet. We are committed to this journey. Our target is to reduce emissions by 32 percent by 2030 (from our 2015 base level). This is in keeping with the target of staying within 2⁰C of warming, based on pre-industrial levels, set by the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Ecostore top of mind in sustainable brands for 5th year

13 Feb 2019 | Scoop

For the fifth year in a row, ecostore has come out on top of the unprompted list of sustainable brands in New Zealand. The Colmar Brunton Better Futures report, released yesterday evening, asked New Zealanders which brands were leaders in sustainability and ecostore was again mentioned unprompted by those surveyed as being leaders in sustainability. Furthermore, when prompted, eighty-three percent of those surveyed named ecostore as a leading sustainable brand in New Zealand. Use of renewable resources, care for the environment through business practice, and a focus on quality natural ingredients were among the reasons people thought of brands as sustainability leaders.

For the fifth year in a row, ecostore has come out on top of the unprompted list of sustainable brands in New Zealand. The Colmar Brunton Better Futures report, released yesterday evening, asked New Zealanders which brands were leaders in sustainability and ecostore was again mentioned unprompted by those surveyed as being leaders in sustainability. Furthermore, when prompted, eighty-three percent of those surveyed named ecostore as a leading sustainable brand in New Zealand. Use of renewable resources, care for the environment through business practice, and a focus on quality natural ingredients were among the reasons people thought of brands as sustainability leaders.