Founding signatories

12 signatories wrote the founding statement for the Climate Leaders Coalition in 2017.

Air New Zealand

“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." Read more


“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." 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

Ngāi Tahu Holdings

“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." 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

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


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


“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." Read more


“We see sustainability as a key part of the new energy future that we are pioneering.

"That’s why we joined other leading global businesses in making a clear commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This is not the just "the right thing to do". From a business perspective, it's a way of minimising the future impacts of climate change which will make our jobs a lot harder, add enormous cost and disrupt the power we all depend on.” 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


“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

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