Case Studies

Taking action on climate change: Make faster progress on your commitments by learning from other Coalition signatories.

COP 25 Insights

3 Mar 2020 | The Warehouse Group; Climate Leaders Coalition

Last December The Warehouse Group attended the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) in Madrid. This was at the invitation of Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, to be part of a New Zealand business delegation. COP is the yearly forum where governments, non-government organisations and businesses progress regulation and drive commitments to combat climate change. We were invited because of our sustainability leadership in New Zealand and to represent the Climate Leaders Coalition, which our group CEO Nick Grayston co-founded, and whose members collectively represent 30% of New Zealand’s GDP, and 60% of New Zealand’s GHG emissions. Both Nick Grayston and I attended COP25 to hear global perspectives on how businesses can address climate change, learn from best-in-class sustainability leaders, and take learnings back to our business and the New Zealand business community at large. As part of our trip we were given the opportunity to share what New Zealand and the Climate Leaders Coalition (CLC) have done here already in the form of a panel discussion in the Blue Moana Pacific Pavilion, which hosted New Zealand and our pacific island neighbours. The panel was introduced by Hon James Shaw and with participation by David Tong from WWF New Zealand, Dr. Ann Smith from Toitu Envirocare, and moderated by Kera O’Regan from Käi Tahu. This paper is part of the process of sharing our learnings. We hope it inspires further climate action.

Sustainable Business Council and Colmar Brunton Better Futures Presentation 2020

12 Feb 2020 | Sustainable Business Council; Colmar Brunton

The Colmar Brunton and Sustainable Business Council Better Futures Report provides key insights into consumer perspectives on sustainability and the social and environmental issues that are important to Kiwis. It also looks into how this has changed over time.

OCS (NZ) and Toitū Envirocare

2 Dec 2019 | OCS; Toitū Envirocare

OCS New Zealand is a major employer in the cleaning and facilities management industry, with significant partnerships in government, education and aviation. It has recently been awarded Carbonreduce certification by Toitū Envirocare – the first major company in its industry sector to gain the prestigious endorsement.

Asaleo Care case study: Chewing through your carbon emissions

2 Dec 2019 | Asaleo Care; Thinkstep; Westpac

How do you cut the carbon footprint of your products after they have left the factory? Asaleo Care discovered that consumer behaviour could make the biggest difference – with some assistance from a bucket of worms.

In Good Company - How New Zealanders assess the sustainability of brands

22 Nov 2019 | Porter Novelli; Sustainable Business Council; Perceptive

New Zealanders believe electricity retailers and supermarkets are doing the most to be more sustainable, however, they want brands in all industries to be more open and upfront about sustainability, and actively communicate it. The findings of the In Good Company report released today demonstrate that sustainability is not just something they care about when making a purchase, but it is contributing to how they choose what to buy.

Oji Fibre Solutions - Eliminating coal and reducing emissions - transforming the Tasman Mill

8 Nov 2019 | Oji Fibre Solutions

With backing from the Oji Group, Oji Fibre Solutions has invested more than $63 million to secure a sustainable future for the Tasman Mill.

ECCA research on reducing emissions from process heat

6 Nov 2019 | MBIE

A new suite of research on innovative process heat technology that doesn’t use fossil fuels has been released by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Process heat, in the form of steam, hot water or gases, contributes approximately 9 percent of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, with about 60 percent of the energy required provided by fossil fuels.

A new suite of research on innovative process heat technology that doesn’t use fossil fuels has been released by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). Process heat, in the form of steam, hot water or gases, contributes approximately 9 percent of New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, with about 60 percent of the energy required provided by fossil fuels.

Cheat Sheet - The Workshop's How to Talk About Climate Change (funded by Meridian)

29 Oct 2019 | Meridian Energy

This cheat sheet is for people preparing or planning communications to promote meaningful climate action. It’s designed to be used together with our message guide to talking about climate change (below), where the key concepts we reference here are described in detail. Think of it as a quick memory aid to remind you of the key principles. Please refer back to the message guide whenever you need more details. This cheat sheet is based on research conducted by The Workshop on behalf of Oxfam New Zealand and was funded by Meridian Energy.

NZ Post - EV charging quick guide

26 Sep 2019 | NZ Post

Quick guide for businesses considering installing EV charging infrastructure.

Lyttelton Port Company

20 Aug 2019 | Lyttelton Port Company

Lower carbon freight – find out how Lyttelton Port Company helped their customers, including The Warehouse Group, calculate how to reduce their carbon emissions from freight by up to 50% - with a little help from Aecom, KiwiRail and Enviro-Mark Solutions.