Dozens of CEOs from New Zealand's leading companies have joined the Climate Leaders Coalition. There are currently 60 signatories.
13 of those signatories sit on the CE Leadership Group, which wrote the founding statement in 2017.
"Climate change is a real, pressing and complex challenge and Air New Zealand is committed to doing everything we can to reduce our climate change impact. I want to see a future New Zealand that takes action on climate change and balances the economic, social and environmental goals we have to really supercharge our success on the world stage. It’s important Kiwi companies see climate change as a critical business issue. With the power of our collective thought, we can be part of the solution for a better New Zealand for future generations."
– Christopher Luxon, CEO, AirNew Zealand.
"New Zealand has an enviable history of taking a leadership position when it comes to important global issues. Fonterra supports a combined and collaborative approach to helping New Zealand achieve its Paris Climate agreement, while growing productivity and output at the same time. In line with that, we have set a target of net zero emissions for our global operations by 2050, with a 30% reduction by 2030. We’ll continue to invest in solutions to help us reach these goals."
– Robert Spurway, Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations
"At IAG, our purpose is to make the world a safer place, and that’s why I’ve signed the Climate Leadership Statement along with 49 other CEOs. Climate change poses a real threat to our way of life, such as increasingly strong storms, floods and global warming, with New Zealand particularly impacted
by sea level rise.
"As sea levels rise over the next 30 years, Kiwis will be faced with some tough decisions about their way of life. It’s going to affect families, communities and all people across Aotearoa, as our landscape physically changes around our coastlines. We must work together to build resilience and adapt to how climate change will monumentally shift the way we, as Kiwis, live. Climate change and global warming are the most important issue of our generation, so it’s time we faced it together."
– Craig Olsen, IAG, CEO
"Rail, by its very nature, helps businesses hit their sustainability targets and New Zealand meet its commitment to carbon reduction. Rail freight has 66% fewer carbon emissions than heavy road freight, takes more than a million trucks off the road each year, reduces congestion in our cities, results in fewer road injuries and fatalities and saves on road maintenance costs across the country. While the transport sector accounts for 17% of New Zealand’s total carbon emissions, rail accounts for just 1% of that. However KiwiRail, like all New Zealand businesses, can do more.
"We’ve signed up to the CEO Climate Leadership Statement because we want to continue growing New Zealand’s economy in a sustainable way. We want to know that our people will be looked after, and safeguard New Zealand for future generations. And we want to be sure that, years from now, our passengers will continue to be awestruck by snow-capped mountains, glacier-fed rivers and rolling green fields. To help make that happen, we’re making changes to improve the efficiency of our operations. We’ve already invested in initiatives that have helped us reduce our carbon intensity, including our award-winning Driver Advisory System (DAS), which last year alone reduced fuel consumption by 5.7 million litres. We will continue to drive programmes to reduce waste, cut our electricity usage and further improve the fuel efficiency of our locomotive and ship fleets. We’re committed to continuing to help New Zealand move towards a low-emission future."
– Peter Reidy, KiwiRail CEO
"Ngāi Tahu Holdings is pleased to support this kaupapa and join like-minded organisations in working to tackle climate change.
"We know we cannot do this alone. But we are committed to this journey as we want to ensure we create an Aotearoa that future generations can be proud of. Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei – for us and our children after us.
– Mike Sang, Ngāi Tahu Holdings CEO
"Climate change is the issue of our time, and how we meet this challenge will define us. We can’t expect ‘The Government’ to solve the problem for us, it’s too big for that and collectively we’re all responsible for the mess we’re in. So we all have to roll our sleeves up, get stuck in and fix this.
"Businesses are in a position to show leadership and make a significant contribution to combatting climate change, so I’m very pleased to be able to join with other business leaders to work together to make a difference. The individual goals we set as businesses are important, but by coming together in partnership we can achieve much more.
"The Climate Leadership Statement sets the agenda and will, I hope, result in significant change. I look forward to working with business partners and the Ports of Auckland team to reach our own ‘Zero Emissions by 2040’ goal and to help put New Zealand’s economy on a sustainable footing."
– Tony Gibson, CEO Ports of Auckland Limited.
"As a leading home-grown digital services company, Spark sees huge opportunities for using technology to help us address climate change.
"I’m convinced some of the best solutions to a zero carbon future have probably not been thought of yet. NZ has shown time and time again we can do amazing things and lead the world and we can do the same when it comes to creating a more sustainable, carbon neutral future."
– Simon Moutter, Managing Director, Spark New Zealand.
"As the brand which has nearly a quarter of all vehicles on New Zealand’s roads, Toyota takes its responsibilities to customers and the environment very seriously. With transport emissions accounting for nearly 20 per cent of all carbon output, we have a large influence on how New Zealand will progress to a zero-carbon economy. This will not happen quickly. The life cycle of a motor vehicle is often between 30 and 40 years, so a model Toyota starts planning now and introduces to the market in three or four years may not disappear from our roads until after 2050."
– Alistair Davis, CEO, Toyota.
"The Warehouse Group has always recognised that the choices that we make today affect our future environment. That’s why we were a founding member of the NZ Sustainable Business Council and we have worked actively with the Council since 1999. At the heart of our environmental leadership is a deep commitment to operating a sustainable business.
"As New Zealand’s largest listed retailer, we understand that environmental stewardship matters to people. We have some big goals to push our environmental agenda forward and we are proud of the progress we are making.
" One of our major goals as a Group is reducing our carbon emissions. We have measured our carbon footprint since 2010 and we have a target to achieve a 32% reduction by 2030."
– Nick Grayston, The Warehouse Group, CEO
"When businesses unite around a central goal, it creates real momentum to change. One of the things that binds all of our organisations together is a love for our country and a desire to make it a great place to live - for us and for future generations. By working together on a future that is focussed on low emissions, and sustainable innovation and practices, we can all play our part towards improving the country’s prosperity and to continuing to make it a desirable place to live.
"Westpac wants to encourage other businesses to think about and plan for climate change now, not only from a risk perspective, but also for the growth opportunities it presents to many parts of the economy. Smart companies should start focusing on those opportunities as part of their business strategy.
"[I would like] To see cross-party support of a Zero Carbon Bill and the establishment of an independent Climate Change Commission."
– David McLean, Westpac, CEO
At 3R Group Ltd our work is based around supporting the development of a circular economy in New Zealand. We believe the current linear economy is unsustainable and that product stewardship is a critical part of our circular future, with its focus on maximising resource use and reutilising all resources at end of life.
3R design, implement and manage product stewardship schemes for individual businesses or industry-wide groups. We also help businesses take a fresh look at their waste to first minimise and then recover what would otherwise be wasted.
We manage a number of stewardship schemes and take back programmes such as Resene PaintWise, the Glass Packaging Forum scheme, Dulux Paint and Packaging, SeatSmart Child Car Seat Recycling, plus schemes in development such as the Lubricant Container Stewardship Scheme, Tyrewise, Rebound Mattress Recycling and others. We also offer services for the safe collection and disposal of hazardous waste.
4Sight have been helping private developers, public bodies and iwi make better decisions about our interaction with land, people and water since 2001.
Planning decisions and projects that impact our environment require both insight and foresight, so that we can live, work and thrive together. Trusted by government and private developers to provide balance, rigor and integrity, 4Sight gets results.
Talent plays a central role in our approach to client challenges. With some of the best people on hand, we help with environmental and planning projects from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island
Auckland Airport is New Zealand’s largest airport gateway. Our business activities cover domestic and international travel, tourism, property, hotel and retail operations. In 2018 more than 20 million travellers will pass through our airport.
Beca is one of the largest employee-owned professional services consultancy companies in the Asia-Pacific. We are problem-solvers – thinkers, creators, planners and practitioners – who work together to make everyday better.
With a strong purpose-driven, values based culture, our team of nearly 3500 is diverse enough to bring a wide range of perspectives and expertise to every client and every challenge, creating resourceful , smart solutions from our collective experience and insights. We work across many markets including industrial, buildings, government, defence, water, transport and power.
As well as engineering and design services, we offer business and technology advisory, architecture, planning and environment, project and cost management, and valuation services. While our experience has been 98 years in the making, it is the fresh talent we're nurturing, the innovative thinking we're developing and the connections that we're forging that get us most excited for the future.
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Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) is one of New Zealand's big four banks and has been operating in the country since the first office was opened in Auckland in October 1861 followed shortly after by the first branch in Dunedin in December 1861. The bank operates a variety of financial services covering retail, business and institutional banking and employs around 5,000 staff in New Zealand. In 1992 BNZ was purchased by the National Australia Bank (NAB) and has since then operated as a subsidiary, but it retains local governance with a New Zealand board of directors.
Christchurch Airport is the international gateway to the South Island. It is the busiest and most strategic southern air connection to the world's trade & tourism markets, one of only five gateway airports to Antarctica, and on track to welcome seven million passengers in 2018.
The airport is a major driver of the South Island regional economy, with more than 6000 personnel working for 250 companies on the airport campus making it the largest site of employment in the South Island. It is a partner in the “South” initiative, which sees all 13 regional tourism organisations working collegially to promote the South Island.
Christchurch Airport was named in the World Airport Awards as Best Regional Airport in Australasia, named the 2017 “Efficiency Champion” at the NZI Sustainable Business Network awards for significant reductions in energy use and received Silver Recognition from the Airport Council International’s Green Airports Recognition 2018.
It is a member of the Sustainable Business Network, the Sustainable Business Council and EV100 which is a global initiative for companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).
Message from the Christchurch Airport chief executive Malcolm Johns:
Our people are proud that Christchurch Airport was an early signatory and strong supporter of the Climate Leaders’ Statement.
Our people believe the South Island is one of the best places in the world to live, work and play, with a truly unique and spectacular environment. We have a role, as kaitiaki, to look after this place for future generations.
Our team is committed to making an enduring impact through the way we behave and things we do to be great Kaitiaki for this place. Not only for our airport (and the 250 companies on the campus), but also our city and our country.
Our people are committed to protecting, and where possible improving, our environmental outcomes for the long term. This involves making permanent changes to the way we do business.
Businesses are part of communities and have a responsibility to work for great commercial, customer and sustainable outcomes!
Our Success Stories
Plugging in Planes
Christchurch Airport will soon be the first airport in New Zealand to have new electric ground-power units (GPUs) on all of the terminal’s jet aircraft stands. As their name suggests, GPUs are units that power aircraft while they are on the ground at the terminal. Without GPUs, planes have to run their engines or auxiliary power units, burning fuel, to run their systems.
Because these new GPUs use New Zealand’s mostly renewable electricity to power the aircraft, their use dramatically cuts carbon emissions. For example, every day when the Emirates A380 flies into Christchurch it plugs into a GPU, and saves around 1,000 kg of fuel and 3,150 kg of carbon emissions on each turnaround.
Recycling unrecyclable plastic into roads
Christchurch Airport is partnering with Fulton Hogan to trial new product Plastiphalt – an asphalt made from plastic that previously couldn’t be recycled. 250 tonnes of Plastiphalt has been laid at the airport’s fire station, which is the perfect place to trial the product as the fire engines that drive over it weigh up to 60 tonnes. Plastiphalt contains plastic chips that Fulton Hogan makes from used oil containers. There are 3,000 4-litre oil containers in the Plastiphalt laid at the airport. Plastiphalt took about four years of research to develop. It should last around 15 years, and after that it can be milled and recycled again into fresh asphalt.
100% commitment to EVs
Christchurch Airport is the first business in the South Island to sign up to a global initiative, EV100, committing to transitioning its vehicle fleet to 100% electric. EV100 is an initiative of The Climate Group, an international not-for-profit based in London, New Delhi and New York, with the mission of accelerating climate action. EV100 members commit to becoming 100% electric by 2030. The transport sector is the fastest growing contributor to climate change, however EVs are seen as a solution to this. The Climate Group's CEO Helen Clarkson says the airport is uniquely placed to encourage EV uptake. "With more than 10 million people visiting the terminal every year, the airport has an opportunity to make electric vehicles a more familiar sight in New Zealand, while demonstrating to airports around the world how it's done."
Energy efficiency champion
Reducing energy use and migrating to cleaner sources of energy are core parts of Christchurch Airport’s Sustainability Strategy. The airport has cut energy use in its new terminal by more than 21% since it opened in 2013 and won the NZI Sustainable Business Network Award for significant reductions in energy use in 2017.
A four year long long project saw the airport work alongside the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Agency (EECA) and energy consultants, Enercon, to reduce the amount of energy being used in the terminal. In its first year (FY13) the terminal used 16,992,136 kWh of electricity. A thorough energy audit identified a number of opportunities to reduce use. These included changing the way lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning were controlled in the terminal. A year later, energy use had been reduced by 3.5%. Further changes saved another 10% in FY15 and additional changes have saved another 9% since then. Migrating to cleaner sources of energy has also been a focus with Christchurch Airport the first business in New Zealand to install a unique system that borrows pure water from aquifers below the terminal to help heat and cool the building. The system, designed by BECA engineers, has since been used in other developments across Christchurch, including The Terrace, Burwood Hospital and King Edward Barracks.
Using artesian water like this is cost-effective, energy efficient and easy on the environment. All of the water the system uses is returned to the aquifer untouched.
Contact is one of New Zealand's largest listed companies. We keep the lights burning, the hot water flowing and the BBQ fired up for over half a million homes and businesses across New Zealand. We’re committed to a sustainable energy future for New Zealand. To us, this means balancing our commitment to lower carbon, renewable energy, while maintaining reliable economic access to energy for our customers. We generate electricity from hydro, geothermal and gas and have one of the most flexible generation portfolios in the country.
Countdown is one of New Zealand’s largest employers with over 18,000 team members across 182 supermarkets, distribution centres, processing plants and support offices. We serve around 3 million customers every week, and work with thousands of local food producers and suppliers throughout New Zealand. We’re proud to play an active part of the communities we live and work in. Some of the activities we support include Countdown Food Rescue, which donates more than $3.5 million of food to The Salvation Army and other food rescue charities and foodbanks. We also support the Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal which has raised more than $11.6 million over ten years for children’s wards in hospitals across the country:
Reducing carbon emissions:
Last year Countdown announced 20 sustainability commitments out to 2020, which include goals to reduce our carbon footprint, move towards zero food waste and helping to support a circular economy through recyclable and reusable packaging. We are working to reduce our carbon emissions to 10 per cent below 2015 levels by 2020, despite projected growth. This comes on the back of keeping carbon emissions to be within 1.8% above our 2006, equating to a 26% reduction in carbon emissions per square metre of our shop space in New Zealand from 2006 to 2015. Continuing to drive down carbon emission levels by 2020 will be challenging, however we have already seen a nine per cent decrease in carbon emissions compared to FY16 despite growing as a business over this time with five new stores.
We have continued to roll out LED lighting in our stores, which on average sees energy savings of around 40 per cent. More than 170 of our stores now have LED lighting in the retail areas, with the remaining stores planned as they undergo refurbishments. Refrigerants make up 46 per cent of our carbon emissions and we’re on track to exceed our target of reducing this through the introduction of a new refrigerant with a significantly lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) factor, along with integrating new transcritical refrigeration in a number of our stores, which uses natural refrigerants. Our most recent store refurbishment at Countdown Greenlane in Auckland had a focus on reducing energy use, with the latest energy efficient fittings, LED lighting, and a hybrid refrigeration, dual path heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. We are expecting a 40 per cent energy saving as a result. The store has also installed two benches for customer seating made out of 21,000 recycled plastic bags and other soft plastics.
DB Breweries is one of New Zealand’s most iconic companies and we’ve been brewing beer at our main site in Waitemata since 1930. Today we produce and sell a wide range of high quality beers and ciders, including premium global brands such as Heineken, Tiger and Lagunitas, local favourites Tui and DB Export, and leading craft brands Monteith’s, Tuatara and Black Dog. We also operate Drinkworks, which markets and distributes premium beer and cider in Australia, and have a direct interest in 20 licensed premises in Auckland through Barworks Hospitality Group, a joint venture with JAG Hospitality Group.
DB is 100% owned by HEINEKEN. While our shareholding is global in nature, DB remains very much a New Zealand company with strong ties to the local community. All of our breweries, and our cidery, have long histories in New Zealand and are embedded with a strong sense of Kiwi pride.
Actions: DB Export Brewtroleum
In 2015, in an example of true homegrown innovation, our DB Export brewing team partnered with Gull, New Zealand’s leader in biofuel, to develop a New Zealand (and world!) first; DB Export Brewtroleum – biofuel made from beer.
DB produces almost 600,000 litres of beer by-product each year, and disposes of around 150,000 litres of excess slurry, which is surplus to allocation for primary industry (production of Marmite) or stock feed.
We’re now using the leftovers to create an independently tested fuel-grade ethanol through a biomass fermentation process similar to brewing beer. This fuel-grade ethanol is refined and added to petrol to create a Brewtroleum, which can be used in internal combustion engines, e.g. generators, cars and boats.
DB Export Beer Bottle Sand
During 2017, we collaborated with New Zealand’s largest glass recycler, Visy Recycling, to create DB Export Beer Bottle Sand - a sand-substitute made from finely crushed, recycled consumer waste glass.
Over the past year, 104 tonnes of DB Export Beer Bottle Sand has been produced for a range of practical purposes, including for construction and roading, DIY projects, pipe bedding, golf bunkers and sports field drainage. DB Export Beer Bottle Sand provides an environmentally friendly alternative to beach-derived sand, which is a non-renewable resource. It also creates value from waste glass, which cannot be recycled for glass production due to contamination or co-mingling.
Through DB Export Beer Bottle Sand, DB is elevating the importance of recycling and the negative impacts of sand dredging on beaches to a mainstream audience. The concept gained 217 million impressions on publications worldwide and thousands of user-generated videos were shared directly from the ‘beer bottle sand machine’. Our social media campaign also received 55 million views and 700,000 shares.
We’re also helping to reduce the amount of waste glass that goes to landfill. Although New Zealand has a high glass return rate (73%), some of this glass cannot be recycled back into glass containers due to issues such as quality and contamination. Therefore, the next best option is to repurpose it into other uses, such as a sand-substitute.
DB Export Beer Bottle Sand is available for anyone to use through Drymix eco-concrete mix, which is perfect for any DIY jobs you might have around the home.
Investment in renewables at Redwood Cidery
In March 2015, we commissioned a solar unit at our Redwood Cidery. A standalone unit, it was dedicated to heating water in the sterilisation (CIP) supply tank which was, until then, done through electricity only. Throughout the year we used a combination of electric and solar capacity at the site and in 2016 we made further changes to save more electricity, including halving the volume of water heated from 30 to 15 Hls, sterilising post shift instead of pre shift and filling the tank with thermal heated water. The unit has consistently reduced our electricity consumption from 2.54 kilowatt hours per hectolitre packed product in 2014 to 1.37 in 2016.
Focus on continuous improvement
In 2016, a major part of our focus around reducing CO2 emissions was on our transportation and logistics in and around our production sites, on both a large and small scale. Through continuous improvement principles we targeted specific areas to optimise our truck movements highlighting opportunities where we could reduce fuel usage or alter our delivery systems and locations to reduce our CO2 emissions.
We identified that the usage of our offsite storage facilities, where we store overflow product, could be optimised at certain times of year. By working hard on our forecasting we were able to ensure the amount of product held in offsite storage facilities was minimised. The effect of this was significantly reducing the movements of trucks between these sites and less time on the roads.
We also began the development of an onsite warehouse extension at our largest Waitemata site, with the long-term aim of completely eliminating the need for additional truck movement to offsite storage. Further, we conducted a full analysis of our production schedule across all operational sites. This highlighted some opportunities to amend our schedules in order to produce certain products at the most efficient plant based on localised demand. This optimisation significantly reduced transportation of our products as well as resulting fuel consumption.
As well as looking at our external transportation and logistics, we identified that to continue to reduce emissions, all aspects must be addressed; no truck or vehicle was too big or too small to ignore. Therefore we invested in a multi-million dollar automated delivery system on the packaging lines, which has eliminated forklift usage in the area completely.
By focusing on our own transportation and logistics processes, we have been able to surpass our initial CO2 emissions targets and have put ourselves in a position where we can push boundaries again, knowing we have initiatives in place that can support lower CO2 emission levels into the future.
Deloitte is the largest professional services firm globally. Deloitte New Zealand brings together more than 1300 specialist professionals providing audit, tax, technology and systems, strategy and performance improvement, risk management, corporate finance, business recovery, forensic and accounting services. Our people are based in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown; serving clients that range from New Zealand’s largest companies and public sector organisations to smaller businesses with ambition to grow.
At Deloitte we take the issue of climate change seriously, including looking for opportunities to reduce our environmental impacts through carbon offsetting. And we are committed to making an impact that matters for our clients in their efforts to do the same. Like other signatories to the Climate Leaders Coalition Statement, we believe an equitable transition to a low emissions economy will improve New Zealand’s overall prosperity.
Learn more about the different ways we are committed to driving societal change and environmental sustainability at our website below.
Established in 1993, Dempsey Wood is a privately owned and operated earth works and civil infrastructure contractor who currently employs over 400 personnel and has approximately $30M invested in plant and machinery. Examples of our work include: Large scale earthworks, road & cycle way construction, civil infrastructure, structures, storm & waste water, parks, environmental works, and construction site preparation.
We are a future focused business. As we build new infrastructure and prepare land for development we want to ensure that our operations have a positive impact on society and the environment. We are dedicated to serving the needs of existing communities while providing for those of the future - Working Together on Tomorrow.
We are aiming to position ourselves as an industry leading sustainable business who is committed to the fight against climate change. With energy efficiency in mind, we have:
For us, this is a journey of continuous improvement and we look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead. In conjunction with the other signatories, our clients, suppliers, regulators and our supply chain we will continue to influence, improve, innovate and support emerging technologies to create a sustainable future for all.
Ecostore is the leading environmental and sustainable brand in New Zealand, focused on Home, Body, Baby and now Oral Care. In 1993 Malcolm and Melanie Rands started ecostore in a small New Zealand ecovillage. They were on a mission to help families care for their homes, their health and the world. Wanting to support this mission but also build on it, the Kraus family initially became involved with ecostore in 2003, with the ownership passing to this Kiwi family in 2017. The company is now lead by managing director Pablo Kraus, and the values and ethics of the company are still our highest priority. We now put this care into every home, body and baby product we make, because we think it should be easy for you to create a safer home, a healthier world and a better tomorrow. To find out more information visit the website below
Ecotricity is an award-winning electricity retailer and we’re 100% NZ owned. Our mission is to provide carboNZero certified renewable electricity to Kiwi homes and Businesses. Shifting towards renewable sources of electricity will reduce carbon emissions and help save the planet for future generations to come. A few of our prestigious customers include BMW, Les Mills and HRV Solar. Ecotricity offer competitive and affordable pricing nationwide. Contact us at
Based in Wellington, Energy TS is a carboNZero accredited, environmentally focused and award winning Carbon and energy management organisation. We act as a socially minded business that promotes sustainability and the well-being of society in general. Established in 2000, our cloud-based patented software systems e-Bench® and e-Calc™ are used by many clients, including amongst others, Contact Energy, Wellington City Council, Waitemata DHB, Parliamentary Service, IAG and Massey University. We specialise in tracking and reporting on greenhouse gas emissions with the aim of heading towards a Zero Carbon world. Find more information about how Energy TS is shaping the future of sustainability at our website below
energyclubnz was launched in Auckland in June 2017 and has since expanded to cover nearly 94% of New Zealand smart meters across 18 electricity networks. We are proud to be a Stuff joint venture business. One of the primary reasons for founding energyclubnz was to help New Zealand get out of burning coal to generate electricity hence our role as a gold sponsor of Generation Zero's 'Zero Carbon Act' even before we launched the business publicly. We are a growth company and expect 2018/19 revenues to be 15x that of our first financial year. Our 'electricity at cost for a small weekly club fee' is designed to disrupt the market as we make no profitability from the sale of the electricity at all. The only source of potential profit is from the weekly club fee ($2.40/week for a low user and $5/week for a standard user) which will be the same for all customers dependent on their usage.
This means we are heavily motivated for members to use less grid supplied electricity and save not only money but also their environment. Supported by our real time weekly billing members are taking real control of their electricity consumption and not only saving money but are actively feeding back that they are using less electricity. energyclubnz plans to deliver new innovative services to reduce carbon intensity further. All of our team are based across New Zealand - currently a small team of 10 that is growing by the month. All roles are home-based giving a talented and passionate team an opportunity to be part of something special whilst delivering a real balance between work and home life. In the last month alone we believe we have returned 40-60 hours back of traditional lost commuting time to families and saved over 3,000km of driving.
Inspiring action for a better environment and a sustainable low carbon economy.
Enviro-Mark Solutions is the leading provider of environmental certification services in New Zealand. Our programmes, expertise and experience enable New Zealand companies to benefit from international best practice, applied science, and effective tools.
Our CEMARS, carboNZero, Enviro-Mark and Energy-Mark certifications meet and exceed the requirements of ISO standards and ensure consistent and comprehensive reporting, benchmarking and management of environmental and climate impacts. In addition to certification of carbon reduction and neutrality, environmental management systems and energy management systems, we offer product life cycle assessments, carbon calculators, materiality assessments on the Sustainable Development Goals and expertise in calculating and submitting Science Based Targets.
Enviro-Mark Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, a Government-owned Crown Research Institute.
Flick Electric is giving New Zealanders power over their power.
The Flick story started when six Wellingtonians launched a tech-based power company in 2014 to disrupt the status quo, by offering Kiwis a straightforward way to purchase power through the wholesale electricity market. From those humble beginnings, the Flick family has grown in size, but our core values remain the same. We’re built on the bones of fairness, honesty and transparency. And that’s something we’re flickin’ proud of.
Freightways is a leading provider of express package services throughout New Zealand, with complementary businesses servicing the information management and business mail sectors. The Group's origins date back to 1964 through New Zealand Couriers — a pioneer in the express package industry in New Zealand.
Freightways 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.
All New Zealand Freightways businesses are committed to the environment and communities they operate in, and comply to a minimum of CEMARS certification
Learn more about NZ Couriers and Freightways’ Kiwi Express, which is a CarboNZero certified organisation and offsets 100% of emissions with verified New Zealand carbon credits.
Fuji Xerox is a global brand synonymous with leadership in document services. We provide state-of-the-art digital printing technologies, enterprise document solutions and business processes, outsourced services and supplies. We help our customers solve complex document-related issues and streamline their workflows and processes.
About Fuji Xerox New Zealand
Fuji Xerox New Zealand was established in 1964 and is part of the Xerox and Fuji Xerox group of companies. We employ around 600 staff nationwide.
We partner with senior executives and business owners throughout New Zealand to help them find innovative and low-risk document and digital print solutions that drive greater agility, visibility, sustainability and overall efficiency. Our commitment to meeting our clients’ needs and helping them overcome business challenges has seen us emerge as a clear market leader.
Our New Zealand headquarters are in Auckland. Our Asia Pacific regional headquarters are in Singapore, and coordinate the activities of 15 subsidiary companies and joint venture operations in Australia, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Laos, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
This year, Fuji Xerox New Zealand set a long term business target to be net zero by 2030. In 2016, we committed alongside 29 other business leaders to transition 30% of our fleet to Electric by 2019. This commitment demonstrates leadership in the electric vehicle movement for NZ, progress towards our 2030 target which aligns with NZ’s Zero Carbon Target and the potential reduction of our carbon footprint by up to 6% per year.
We have also recently signed the WWF open letter to Parliament demonstrating our commitment to a zero carbon future. See our LinkedIn post below.
And one of our 19 x 19 targets to achieve by 2019 is to transition 30% of our light fleet to electric vehicles by end 2019.
See below for our Energy, Carbon & Transport commitment, to which 4 relevant SMART goals have been attached:
Fujitsu is a full service provider of information technology and communications solutions. Throughout New Zealand we partner with our customers to consult, design, build, operate and support business solutions. Environmental sustainability has always formed a core part of Fujitsu's business.
From the adoption of park-style design for our factory in Kawasaki in 1935 to today's ambitious Fujitsu Group Environmental Action Plan, sustainability is a key to every stage of our end to end ICT services.
The Fujitsu Group has established the "FUJITSU Climate and Energy Vision," a medium- to long-term environmental vision through 2050, with the goal of bringing the Fujitsu Group's CO2 emissions to zero, and achieving a decarbonized society, as well as contributing to the response to climate change, through technology supporting digital transformation.
By achieving this vision, Fujitsu will create innovation through ICT that plays a role in leading the way to a post-carbon society.
As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Downer EDI Limited, Hawkins is part of one of the largest multi-disciplinary infrastructure groups in Australasia, offering substantial financial and delivery certainty to maintain and enhance long term customer relationships. At Hawkins, we know that delivery performance is everything. Client confidence in Hawkins is high because we consistently live up to our promises. In the end of the day, commercial construction and infrastructure are at the very heart of our business. Our goal is to deliver high quality projects that our clients can be proud of and to build enduring relationships. It is imperative for us to deliver in full, on time, and within specifications.
Through better relationships, early involvement and collaborative working - and by investing in efficiency, technology, innovation and continuous improvement, plus training and safety – we achieve more value, and better outcomes for all our communities.
Here is a list of the many Green Star rated buildings that Hawkins has built – the most recent ones are at the top.
Kiwi Property is New Zealand’s largest listed property company and for three years we have led the NZX with the only A- rating in the world-leading Carbon Disclosure Project. We are on track to be New Zealand’s largest commercial consumer of solar power.
With a $3.0 billion portfolio of iconic real estate assets, including Sylvia Park, the Vero Centre office tower and ASB’s ground-breaking head office building at Wynyard Quarter, Kiwi Property has been creating exceptional experiences for New Zealanders for nearly two and a half decades.
Our decision to join as a signatory to the Climate Change Statement is the culmination of more than 15 years of leadership in sustainability. Our sustainability programme is a vital function of business resilience, ensuring our assets perform optimally while our business remains focused on contributing positively to a better New Zealand through our best-in-class approach to managing environment, social and governance matters.
We set our environmental goals based on climate change science and, since 2012, we have reduced our audited carbon footprint by 40% from an already sound performance level. At the same time, we have reduced the water and energy consumption at our properties by 23.3 million litres and 4,480,000 kWh respectively, and we have diverted 310 tonnes of waste from landfill.
Our board and management are committed to focusing on people, planet and profit to build business sustainability, and to leading New Zealand to a more sustainable future. Read more in our 2018 Sustainability Report.
Lion can trace its roots in New Zealand back to 1840. It is the country’s largest alcohol beverage company, focusing on production, marketing, sales and distribution of beer, wine, spirits, cider and ready-to-drink products, as well as a range of alcohol free beverages. It has around 1,000 staff working across its head office and The Pride in Auckland, Speight's, Emerson’s and Panhead Breweries, the Wither Hills winery and its Liquor King stores. Lion won Gold at the YWCA Equal Pay Awards and won the Work-Life Balance category at the Diversity Works Awards in 2017 for closing the gender pay gap and embedding flexible working into the business. The company is a founding member of social change charity CHEERS, runs its own alcohol education platform called Alcohol and Me and provides funding to support Health Promotion Agency’s moderation programmes. For more information on Lion NZ, visit our
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As New Zealand’s largest 100% renewable energy generator, and as a retailer, Meridian has always walked hand in hand with the environment.
Meridian is focused on sustainability, which is why the company has adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Meridian is also listed as one of only three New Zealand companies on the Dow Jones Asia-Pacific Sustainability Index.
Meridian and its online subsidiary Powershop retail electricity to more than 376,000 connections – homes, farms and businesses throughout New Zealand and Australia. Meridian owns and operates seven hydro stations − six within the Waitaki Hydro Scheme − and seven wind farms in New Zealand and Australia.
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Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.
For more information please visit their New Zealand website.
Netlogix is a technology enabled intelligent transport network that connects more than 200 transport companies including KiwiRail and coastal operators to facilitate the movement of freight to and from more than 500 customer sites reaching every city and town in the New Zealand.
Since it was founded five years ago with Carter Holt Harvey as foundation customer, the company has been disrupting the traditional freight solutions market with offices in multiple cities and large clients such as Oji Fibre Solutions, Fletcher Building, Steel & Tube, Huhtamaki and BJ Balls among many others embracing the concept.
Netlogix has a unique business model for a logistics provider, its collaborative business model not only delivers significant economic benefits to all stakeholders, but also uses mix of rail, coastal and road transport modes to optimise the freight movements across modes and minimises empty truck legs to reduce trucks on New Zealand roads resulting less congestion, carbon emissions, other socio environmental externalities and promote regional growth by providing platform for SME transport operators to capture a share of national freight task irrespective of their size.
Netlogix has combined technology with the skillset and experience of its management staff to create a unique offering whereby all actors in the value chain can benefit. The carrier receives greater loads, the customer achieves a lower freight cost and Netlogix shares in that benefit with significant socio environmental benefits with less trucks on road and use of modes such as rail and coastal.
Netlogix is committed to working with its customers, suppliers and staff to reduce greenhouse gas emissions committing to:
OCS is the world’s largest family-owned facilities management services company. An international supplier of essential services to facilities and premises owned by our clients. From humble beginnings as a small family business over 100 years ago, they have scaled up their specialisms and expertise to offer a range of high quality, sustainable and internationally accredited services. They work at the heart of their clients’ businesses, and their sector expertise means they can design sustainable service solutions that align with their business strategies.
OCS is a responsible business and this approach governs the way they work with all their stakeholders including clients, suppliers, colleagues and shareholders and extends to the environment and communities in which they work. they believe that the work they do should be sustainable - not just in financial terms, but also in the way it impacts upon people, communities and the environment. Therefore, they not only design services that help their clients improve their own sustainability and environmental impact, OCS also works with and invests directly in community and environmental initiatives around the world.
Oji Fibre Solutions is one of Australasia’s leading producers of market pulp, paper and fibre based packaging. We have 1650 employees, many in New Zealand’s regions. We are committed to producing environmentally sustainable products and see ourselves as key to the future low carbon economy. We aspire to grow in this region, backed by our owners Oji Holdings who aim to transcend traditional boundaries with zero environmental burden. OjiFS.com has more information.
Proxima is a boutique business advisory firm specialising in sustainability. We enable our clients to create more value and enhance their capability to do well.
We stand for fairness, persistence and openness. We believe that successful organisations create more shared value by making great products and delivering high-quality services that are also designed to support the health of social and environmental systems.
How we work and share
We openly share our knowledge with clients and partners. It’s simply part of the way we consistently achieve successful and valuable outcomes. Clients enjoy our customised solutions which are tailored to their needs, designed from experience, and sprinkled with our expertise. We like to make it easy, and prefer to keep things as practical and simple as possible.
As a farmer-owned co-operative, Ravensdown is here to enable smarter farming for a better New Zealand. We strive to achieve this by providing products, expertise and technology to help farmers reduce environmental impact and optimise value from the land.
An example of our work to reduce emissions is here.
Sanford is New Zealand’s largest seafood company, by both revenue and quota holding. We employ around 1,700 people and operate around New Zealand, from Auckland to Stewart Island.
The scale of our operations includes 8 processing sites, 211 aquaculture farms and 49 vessels. Founded originally by Albert Sanford 137 years ago, we are one of New Zealand’s oldest listed companies, and have been listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) since 1904. Sanford’s operations comprise around 70% fishing and 30% aquaculture, including salmon and mussel farming. We currently export our beautiful New Zealand seafood to 74 countries around the globe, and around 36% of product is supplied into New Zealand.
Sustainability sits at the heart of our business – it is fundamental to our connection with New Zealand and the growth of our business. We understand our environmental, economic and social choices have an impact, now and in the future. We are committed to a sustainable future for our business and stakeholders, our people, customers and communities.
Sanford’s vision is to be the best seafood company in the world through the sustainable growth of our business, and we embrace the contribution we will make towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Our sustainability agenda focuses on six performance outcomes, aligned with our operational processes and long term vision, as set out in our Sustainability Policy. Further details on our sustainability framework, progress and plans for the future are set out in our latest Annual Report – The Power of And – 2017. This includes our ambitions, commitments and achievements in relation to carbon reduction and offsetting are set out on pages 98 to 103 our Report.
Climate impact and strategic risk project – assessment of the potential implications of climate change on Sanford’s business currently underway, to support the development of a prioritised set of management actions to address climate change effects on our operations and strategic planning, including pathways to transition the business to an ultimately net zero emissions economy by 2050.
Timaru biomass project – transitioning the fuel source for our Timaru fishmeal plant boiler from coal to wood chip, which based on commissioning results, indicates a range of benefits, from improved processing controls, safety and fuel efficiency, with a 50% reduction in emission levels, and a projected saving of 1,721.34 T CO2-e per year, significantly reducing our greenhouse gas emissions towards our goal of 30% below 2005 levels by 2030.
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) collaboration project – Partnering with EECA through an energy management collaboration agreement, which has played a significant role in our continuous improvement work, and has involved 25 energy projects with short term payments and low investment threshold, of which 18 are realising energy savings, such as replacing light emitting diode lighting, installing variable speed drives on motors, optimising freezing systems, upgrading our heavy vehicle fleet with more efficient vehicles, and replacing our mussel vessel fleet diesel engines.
Silver Fern Farms is New Zealand’s leading processor and marketer of beef, lamb, mutton, venison and associated products to more than 60 countries.
It is owned in equal partnership by Shanghai Maling Aquarius Ltd and Silver Fern Farms Co-operative Limited.
The company’s vision: Inspirational Food Created by Passionate People.
The company operates processing facilities throughout the country, employing more than 7,000 staff.
Key markets in North America, China, the United Kingdom and Europe, Asia, the Middle East and New Zealand are supported through a network of international offices.
SKYCITY Entertainment Group is New Zealand’s largest tourism, leisure and entertainment company, listed in both New Zealand and Australia, employing nearly 6,000 staff.
As one of only three publicly listed casino operators in Australasia, we operate integrated entertainment complexes in New Zealand (Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown) and Australia (Adelaide and Darwin).
In addition to our contemporary casino gaming facilities at each of our complexes, we also offer world-class restaurants, bars and conference facilities which appeal to both domestic and international visitors alike. Additionally, we also offer award-winning hotel accommodation in Auckland and Darwin.
What’s SKYCITY’s actions so far?
SKYCITY recognises its environmental impacts and the necessity to act on climate change. It is for this reason and for the betterment of our environment, our people and for future generations, that we have joined the Climate Leaders Coalition.
Over the past three years, SKYCITY has substantially increased its efforts to reduce its environmental impact and increase resource efficiency; showcasing a clear commitment to climate action.
These efforts range from appointing dedicated staff to accelerate our work in this area, to establishing our first set of priorities, data, key measures and targets – reported in the 2017 CSR Report. A key milestone has been to introduce improved recycling, including food waste composting. We have also achieved a 15% and 5% reduction in carbon from gas and electricity respectively per dollar revenue from FY15-FY17.
As part of our commitment to climate action, SKYCITY is currently working towards achieving CERMARS certification (Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme). SKYCITY is measuring, managing and formalising a reduction plan of our carbon emissions to keep global temperatures within 2 degrees of warming. This is currently underway and will be completed before the end of 2018.
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Stuff is a collection of digital-first products and services that connect Kiwi communities to the stuff that matters, the stuff they love and each other.
Proud to be New Zealand's leading media organisation, Stuff connects with 3.2 million Kiwis every month across its platforms, including NZ’s largest news site, stuff.co.nz.
But Stuff is no longer just a media company and is bringing Kiwis more of what they love with ventures like; Neighbourly, bringing neighbourhoods together; energyclubnz, delivering electricity at cost price; or Stuff Fibre, offering fast broadband with NZ-based service.
Find out more at: about.stuff.co.nz
We are an innovative business to business dairy processing company harnessing the full power of milk to deliver the best in human health and nutrition.
We’ve created a unique value chain to leverage innovation every step of the way, from behind the farm gate to processing to market access.
As a fast-growing entrepreneurial company, we’re focused on people, communities and land thriving and want to see our industry prosper through responsible dairying practices.
TIL Logistics Group Limited is one of New Zealand’s leading domestic freight and logistics companies, headquartered in New Plymouth, New Zealand.
We offer freight, transport and warehousing services throughout New Zealand and co-ordinate freight movements offshore through international alliances. We also have a specialist road tanker division which is one of the largest operators in the New Zealand fuel delivery market.
Whatever your transport or logistics requirement, our group can assist:
We operate through a number of respected and well known New Zealand brands and businesses. We are proud to be New Zealand owned and New Zealand wide, offering national and international logistics.
Since opening our doors in 1989, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has grown to become the largest motor vehicle manufacturer-owned finance company in New Zealand, offering a full range of motor vehicle financial services, including vehicle financing and leasing, fleet management and insurance.
The word ‘Toyota’ has held a place in the hearts and minds of New Zealanders for generations. It stands for reliability and quality service. At Toyota Finance it’s the same principle. Having helped over 300,000 satisfied customers with Finance and Insurance we’re experts at getting people moving and protecting their investment.
At Toyota Financial Services we’re not just about helping people with Finance and Insurance. We’re about enriching lives. Through our commitment to constant innovation, respect for people and the planet we aim to exceed our customers’ expectations.
We’re proudly 100% owned by Toyota Financial Services Corporation of Japan (part of the Toyota Motor Corporation), which currently operates in over 30 countries and regions around the world.
Toll is New Zealand’s largest freight network, providing customers with New Zealand’s most efficient road and rail freight service.
Toll New Zealand has a proven operational expertise across all modes road, rail and sea. We are linked by award winning technology which delivers seamless supply chain solutions for our diverse customer base, ranging from high volume FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) to high value technical products.
Toll Parcels is a courier division of Toll New Zealand, carrying satchels and parcels of all sizes, delivering nationwide. We combine leading edge service standards with consistently high DIFOT (Delivered in Full on Time) levels with strong personalized account management.
Transpower owns and operates the National Grid – the high voltage transmission network connecting areas of generation with towns and cities across New Zealand.
What we do
Our people plan, build and operate the high voltage electricity transmission system that powers our country and our lives. We have been powering Kiwi homes and businesses for over 100 years. Our two roles as grid owner and real-time system operator are interdependent – both are essential for the power system to operate successfully. While we are most widely known for transmitting electricity, our role is much broader than this. We have a responsibility to help New Zealand meet its changing energy needs in a safe, affordable and reliable way, while supporting an evolving consumer landscape. The National Grid plays a critical role in enabling a highly renewable electrified future for New Zealand.
Climate change: What are we doing?
Addressing climate change, and meeting New Zealand's Paris Agreement commitments, will require our electricity system to begin planning and adapting for the future needs of our country, today.
Transpower has commissioned Te Mauri Hiko – Energy Futures project designed to start the conversation about the potential opportunities and challenges that may lay ahead as Aotearoa moves to decarbonise its economy. We have been reporting our carbon footprint for 10 years and over that time our overall greenhouse gas emissions have reduced 33% per cent, per Gwh electricity transmitted. Our strategy is to continue driving down our carbon footprint and reducing environmental impacts.
The 2017 Climate Change statement aligns with our Sustainability Strategy which states our commitment to enable a low emissions economy for New Zealand. As we transitions towards a decarbonised economy, we will continue to deliver a responsive National Grid that connects renewable and distributed sources of electricity generation and enables the electrification of the transport sector and other expected step changes in energy use.
We are a communications business with a purpose to ‘create delight in the world’ through making a positive contribution to people’s lives, community and business. The agency was founded on the belief of affecting positive change by blending our clients’ objectives with our passion for new ideas for products, apps and businesses. We look to go beyond classic advertising shaped solutions.
We seek out cultural, brand and product truths that enable us to create great stories that connect with audiences and of course deliver great results. We’re first and foremost business people, growing our business by growing yours. In a commoditised world, we recognise that brands need better ways to cut through noise and provide considerers with meaningful differentiation.
We love ambitious brands with ambitious (even audacious) goals. But this reinforces the need to focus on defining the marketing problem and the conversion mindset to get there.
If we stay true to our clients’ objectives and we stay true to ourselves, we create a far more rewarding path to our respective revenue and growth goals
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Foods & Refreshment, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. It has 161,000 employees and generated sales of €53.7 billion in 2017. Unilever employs more than 1,300 people locally, and has offices and manufacturing facilities in Australia and New Zealand.
Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world. In Australia and New Zealand, our brands include Flora, Lipton, Bushells, Dove, Rexona, Lynx, Vaseline, OMO/Persil, Surf, Continental, Toni & Guy, Choysa, Ben & Jerry’s and Streets.
Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan underpins the company’s strategy and commits to:
* Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being by 2020.
* Halving the environmental impact of our products by 2030
* Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.
The USLP creates value by driving growth and trust, eliminating costs and reducing risks. The company’s sustainable living brands are growing 46% faster than the rest of the business and delivered 70% of the company’s growth in 2017.
Unilever was ranked number one in its sector in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In the FTSE4Good Index, it achieved the highest environmental score of 5. It led the list of Global Corporate Sustainability Leaders in the 2017 GlobeScan/SustainAbility annual survey for the seventh year running. Unilever has pledged to become carbon positive in its operations by 2030.
Unilever has been named in LinkedIn’s Top 3 most sought-after employers across all sectors and named Graduate Employer of Choice in Australia.
Vodafone is a leading full service telecommunications company, with mobile and fixed networks helping customers across the country to do their thing better.
Waste Management is New Zealand’s leading waste and environmental services provider, driven by our focus on safety, sustainability and service and underpinned by innovation.
We provide recycling and resource recovery services, solid waste management, liquid and hazardous waste collection, treatment and disposal. We design and operate state-of-the-art waste management and recycling facilities nationwide, including leading edge sustainable modern landfill and energy parks, material recovery facilities, transfer stations and liquid, hazardous and medical waste processing facilities.
Our focus is on the future, the possibilities it holds, and ultimately the protection of it.
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Watercare is New Zealand's largest company in the water and wastewater industry, providing services to 1.4 million customers in the Auckland region.
The company supplies around 354 million litres of water to Auckland every day. It draws water from 23 sources, treats it and supplies it to homes and businesses via a vast network of pipes. It collects, treats and disposes of around 392 million litres of wastewater daily, including trade waste from industry. Watercare also carries out significant work to upgrade and build infrastructure, so that the company can maintain levels of service and provide capacity for a fast-growing population.
Our sustainability page has more information, including our Energy Policy, which outlines a range of commitments like the commitment to achieve energy neutrality at our major wastewater treatment plants by the end of 2025.
We aim to manage our operations efficiently, to care for our environment, our people, support the local economy and to give back to the community.
At Wellington Airport we are proud of our team spirit and passion for promoting New Zealand’s capital city and the region.
Equally important is our contribution to the Wellington community and New Zealand economy, the people we employ and environmental sustainability.
As the gateway to Central New Zealand, Wellington Airport helps businesses to prosper and tourism to flourish, as well as generating employment for at least 1,500 people on the airport precinct, a further 9,900 in the local economy and is a proud supporter of Wellington events and community organisations.
Airport activities do however contribute to traffic congestion, noise and carbon emissions. We understand our corporate responsibility to manage a sustainable operation that delivers exceptional growth and enhances customer experience whilst doing everything we can to care for our people, our community and the environment.
Our dream is to ignite a Zoo revolution. Wellington Zoo is a team of powerfully passionate individuals who are champions for the welfare of all animals - within and beyond the boundaries of the Zoo. We are supported by a community that actively takes part in our commitment to caring for and saving species locally, nationally and globally.
We are guided by the ethos Me Tiaki, Kia Ora! We must look after our environment, so all things will flourish. It is up to us collectively to make a difference for animals and the wild places they call home.