2019 Statement signatories

In July 2019 to mark its first anniversary, the Coalition launched the 2019 statement. The new pledge reflects the latest science that illustrates the need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees and aligns with the Government’s ambitions in the Zero Carbon Act. The new pledge shows the Coalition is ambitious about reducing emissions with the intention of educating its people, suppliers, customers and the wider public along the way. The Coalition hopes to transition new and existing signatories to this more ambitious pledge over time.


Ākina is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading impact consultancy. We’re on a mission to put positive social and environmental outcomes – also known as impact – at the heart of how New Zealand does business. Our vision is for a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive New Zealand. We help social and community enterprises, businesses, charities, and government agencies uncover the best ways to tackle challenges like poverty, inequality, environmental degradation and climate change. Our dedicated team of consultants includes specialists in: impact, community, enterprise, procurement and investment. We offer a unique range of tailored consulting and business development services. Read more


Founded in 1840, ANZ is the largest financial institution in New Zealand. The ANZ group comprises brands such as ANZ, UDC Finance, ANZ Investments, and Bonus Bonds. ANZ offers a full range of financial products and services including a significant range of financial advisory services, personal banking, institutional banking and wealth management services. Nearly one in two New Zealanders have a banking relationship with one of our brands. Read more


ASB is a leading provider of integrated financial services in New Zealand. We move, lend, invest and protect money for more than 1.6 million personal, business and rural customers. Read more

Bay of Plenty DHB

Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) is one of 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand, and has the purpose of funding and providing personal health services, public health services and disability support services for the Bay of Plenty region, servicing a population of around 225,000. Read more


Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) was founded in 1861 and is committed to being an integral part of a high achieving New Zealand, and helping its customers be good with money. BNZ is a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank Group of companies and is governed locally by a fully empowered New Zealand Board of Directors. Read more

Christchurch Airport

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. Read more

Counties Manukau Health

Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB) is one of 20 DHBs established under the New Zealand Health and Disability Act 2000 to plan and fund the provision of personal health, public health and disability support services for the improvement of the health of the population. Read more


CoGo is a purpose-driven organisation with a unique technology platform and app that connects consumers and businesses for the good of people and planet. Our ambition is to change business to change the world. To do that, we’ve developed a way to initiate repeatable, purposeful exchanges between the two biggest global contributors to overconsumption: businesses and consumers. Read more


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. Read more


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. Read more

DB Breweries

DB Breweries is an iconic New Zealand company that has been part of the Kiwi landscape since 1929, and became wholly owned by The HEINEKEN Company in 2013. It produces and sells a wide range of high quality beers, ciders and RTDs, including premium global brands such as Heineken and Tiger; local favourites Tui and Export; and leading craft brands Monteith’s and Tuatara. It also has a direct interest in 20+ licensed premises in Auckland through Joylab, a joint venture with JAG Hospitality Group. Through its Brewing a Better New Zealand programme, DB is committed to operating sustainably and supporting its local communities to prosper. Read more


Downer is a leading provider of services to customers in markets including: Transport Services, Technology and Communications Services, Power & Gas, Utilities Services, Engineering and Construction and Maintenance. While our primary operations are in Australia and New Zealand, we also work on projects in the Asia-Pacific region, Canada, South America and Southern Africa. Read more

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare is a world leader in the design and manufacture of medical devices and systems for use in respiratory care, acute care, surgery and in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. We are headquartered in New Zealand, with a global team of over 4,000 people. Read more

Foodstuffs (NZ) Ltd

Foodstuffs is New Zealand's largest grocery distributor and is proudly 100% Kiwi owned and operated. We are made of two regional co-operatives, Foodstuffs North Island Limited (FSNI) and Foodstuffs South Island Limited (FSSI). Each co-operative is owned by its retail members, operating independently with its own board and management. Together, we employ more than 39,000 people nationwide. The regional co-operatives jointly own Foodstuffs (NZ) Limited (FSNZ), a small non-trading entity. FSNZ represents their interests in areas of national importance, such as sustainability, corporate social responsibility, government relations and national marketing initiatives for our retail brands including New World, PAK'nSAVE and Four Square. Read more

FUJIFILM Business Innovation New Zealand

FUJIFILM Business Innovation New Zealand 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. Read more

Genesis Energy

Genesis Energy is a diversified New Zealand energy company. It sells electricity, reticulated natural gas and LPG through its retail brands of Genesis Energy and Energy Online. It is New Zealand’s largest energy retailer with around 500,000 customers. The Company generates electricity from a diverse portfolio of thermal and renewable generation assets located in different parts of the country. Read more


"As an insurer not only are we seeing the impacts of climate change already, but we have our attention turned to the future and how New Zealand needs to adapt. I’m proud that we’re playing such an active role, not only with the CLC, but also through conversations with government, businesses and customers, to raise awareness of the need to adapt." Read more

Livestock Improvement Corporation Ltd (LIC)

“We’re passionate about helping our 10,300 dairy farmer shareholders drive sustainability improvements and reduce emissions on-farm. Signing up to the Climate Leaders Coalition commits us to doing the same within our business. We’re committed to taking action and making improvements to ensure LIC is carbon neutral by 2050.” Wayne McNee, Chief Executive, LIC Read more

Ministry for the Environment

The Ministry for the Environment - Manatū Mō Te Taiao is the public service department of New Zealand charged with advising the government on policies and issues affecting the environment, in addition to the relevant environmental laws and standards. Read more


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. Read more


Mondiale is the largest privately owned international logistics organization in New Zealand who has steadily grown its operational footprint globally to support our clients over the past 30 years in which we have been operating. Read more

Ports of Auckland

"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." Read more

NZ Post

New Zealand Post is about delivery - delivering parcels, packages and mail for businesses and consumers. We provide our sending and receiving customers with services to help them communicate and do business. New Zealand Post is part of the national landscape, integral to the Kiwi way of life for nearly 180 years. We're evolving and developing our business to meet the changing needs of our customers. Read more


In New Zealand, PwC employs more than 1,300 people and has offices in the Auckland, Waikato, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Canterbury, and Otago regions. Over and above our traditional service offerings, PwC New Zealand also has a strong industry focus, with multi-discipline teams dedicated to key industry groups in both global and national markets. Read more


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. Read more

Silver Fern Farms

About Silver Fern Farms Limited:

  • 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.
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Spark’s purpose is to help all of New Zealand win big in a digital world. We are New Zealand’s largest telecommunications and IT services provider, offering a full suite of telecommunications services including broadband, mobile, and cloud services, and catering for consumers right through to large enterprises. Read more

Summerset Group Holdings Limited

Summerset started with a vision – to create a retirement community that our own parents would be happy to call home. A place that puts the respect for its residents at the heart of everything it does. It was the vision of our founder, John O'Sullivan, and it's one that continues to guide us today. Read more

Suncorp New Zealand

Suncorp New Zealand* provides insurance and financial services to New Zealanders via our local brands, Vero Insurance and Asteron Life, and our joint ventures with the New Zealand Automobile Association, AA Insurance and AA Life. Our purpose is to create a better today for all our stakeholders. This means we help them live the life they want now, and plan for the life they want tomorrow. Our vision is to become the number one choice for New Zealanders in the moments that matter, which is why it’s important we build a resilient business to be here for generations to come. Read more


Synlait is a young, pioneering New Zealand-based company that is shifting perceptions and driving value through new thinking, a new attitude. We combine expert farming with state-of-the-art processing to produce a range of nutritional milk products for our global customers that provide genuine benefits for human health and wellbeing. Our company was born disruptive. It is this spirit that has driven our success. We’re applying that attitude to sustainability - ensuring that looking after people and protecting our planet underpins all we do. Read more


thinkstep-anz’s purpose is to enable organisations to develop initiatives to mitigate climate change while also improving other environmental, social and economic outcomes. We support organisations to calculate and manage their carbon emissions on a range of platforms including award-winning software such as our SoFi and GaBi software solutions. SoFi provides reports on carbon and sustainability as well as relevant emission factors and GaBi software helps to identify and reduce the life cycle emissions of a company’s products and services. Read more

The Warehouse Group

The Warehouse Group (TWG) is a New Zealand success story, founded by Sir Stephen Tindall and evolved from a single The Warehouse store to become one of the largest retailing groups in New Zealand with $3 billion in sales. TWG consists of six core retail brands: The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, Torpedo7, 1-day and TheMarket. We have 260+ retail stores, online stores as well as distribution centres throughout New Zealand. We also have two overseas sourcing offices located in China and India. We are a people-centred business with around 12,000 team employees across our locations. TWG is known for being Here for Good - it’s who we are and what keeps us focused to succeed. It represents our commitment to better living for all New Zealanders, through sustainable retail products and practices and the vision of being New Zealand's most sustainable, convenient and customer-first retailer. Over the years, we’ve raised over 70 million dollars for New Zealand communities and have contributed to countless community-focussed initiatives. In 2019 we were New Zealand’s first large company and the third major retailer in the world to go carbon neutral. While we may be approaching 40 years old as a business, in many ways we feel we’re just getting started. Read more

Toll Global Express New Zealand

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. Read more

Toitū Envirocare

Enviro-Mark Solutions is the leading provider of environmental certification in New Zealand. Since 2001, our programmes have ensured that New Zealand companies are benefiting from international best practice, applied science, and effective tools. Enviro-Mark Solutions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, a Government-owned Crown Research Institute. Though developed for New Zealand business needs, Enviro-Mark Solutions’ offerings currently serve over 400 clients worldwide. Read more

Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud history of academic excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading capital city university and one of the great global-civic universities. Read more

Waste Management

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. Read more


“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.” Read more

Wright Communications

Wright Communications is New Zealand's only public relations consultancy specialising in corporate responsibility and sustainability storytelling. As trusted advisors for a range of entities and their public relations interests including: multi-national corporations, New Zealand owned businesses, Government organisations and the not-for-profit sector; we empower companies to become better corporate citizens. Read more

Z Energy

“I am committed to our work on bringing digital, innovation, and productivity together to create a great customer experience while we contribute to the big things New Zealand needs to deal with, like climate change.” Read more