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2023 Sustainability Report: Making it easier for New Zealanders to live sustainably

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2/7/2024

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2023 Sustainability Report: Making it easier for New Zealanders  to live sustainably

New Zealanders are facing challenges in their sustainability journey, be it from cost-of-living pressures, confusion on what to do or managing the impact of adverse weather events.  Enviro NZ is focussed on making living a sustainable lifestyle achievable.


Enviro NZ’s third sustainability report, released today, looks at the company’s role in supporting New Zealand’s shift to low carbon, low waste living for people and the planet.


Enviro NZ Chief Executive Chris Aughton says, “New Zealanders look to us for solutions that support their waste minimisation and resource recovery goals. Being a leader means you must hold yourself to account.


“By sharing our sustainability story, we want to demonstrate our genuine commitment to understand and reduce the impact of our activities on the environment and our focus on the responsible use of resources.”


Enviro NZ’s focus is threefold – caring for people, preserving the environment, and building prosperity.


“This involves a number of strategies.  We have a firm focus on unlocking barriers and enabling a circular solution.  Embracing change, we’ve introduced a sustainability committee to our Board and consulted with internal and external stakeholders to identify our sustainability priorities,” says Aughton.


“We have made some good strides but there is still a long road ahead and we have a clear path forward – we’re committed to continue making it easier for New Zealanders to look after the environment and make New Zealand a place where doing this is second nature.”



View the full 2023 report here.



Enviro NZ 2023 performance highlights:


Emissions

26% decrease in Scope 1 emissions since 2021 (baseline year).


Renewable energy

18% increase in renewable electricity generated from land fill


Resource recovery

86% increase in the quantity of wood and timber recycled.


Fleet decarbonisation

52% increase in low carbon vehicles (hybrid or electric) in passenger car fleet


New services

10,000+ Central Otago households receive organics recycling services.


Certification

Third year of greenhouse gas inventory certification under Toitū carbon reduce programme.


Safe work

86% of workforce participated in well-being programme.


Training

100% of truck drivers and machine operators received ongoing skills assessment and training.

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