Climate Leaders Coalition
We are a member of the Climate Leaders Coalition.
Based in Wellington, we are a Toitu carbonzero accredited, environmentally focused and award-winning carbon and energy management business.
We are socially minded, promoting sustainability and the well-being of society in general.
Being a company that assists others with measuring and monitoring their emissions and understanding their carbon footprint, we want to know our own footprint and to offset any emissions we create during the course of our work.
To this end, we are Toitu carbonzero certified and our emissions are reported as part of the certification process. We will continue to maintain our Toitu carbonzero accreditation (where we reduce emissions as much as possible and offset what we can’t reduce), for the foreseeable future.
We joined the Toitu carbonzero scheme in 2012, and identified areas where we could make improvements to our carbon footprint. These included reducing air travel, reducing electricity consumption in our offices, reducing waste and increasing recycling, using electric vehicles when making client visits and understanding the ongoing technological improvements that would allow us and our clients to make energy improvements in business operations.
As part of our Toitu carbonzero accreditation and CLC comittments, we are aiming to keep our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions to as close to zero as possible, while continuing to offset our remaining emissions. We will encourage all our Scope 3 emissions supply chain to track and report on their own emissions and that they should in turn, do the same for their own supply chain(s). Additionally, we will prioritise working with those who share our environmental philosophy.
In our most recent audit (2019/2020) our overall emissions at 5.15 tonnes were down 74 percent on our 20010/2011 baseline year.
We have recently started recycling most of the waste generated in our office, and encourage our employees to do the same at home.
Every fortnight we create a newsletter that shares recent articles from different sources on many environmental and sustainability topics. We have a philosophy of keeping this newsletter positive to encourage our readers to do what they can to minimise climate change and protect our environment.
We contribute to our local environment by frequently having a day of volunteer work including planting trees and cleaning up rubbish.
Wherever possible, when arranging meetings with clients, we look at video-conferencing options in preference to meeting face to face.